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This is a smaller, more adult-format dictionary that meets all the needs of your 7-9 year olds. It contains 10,000 headwords and phrases in colour. It features subject vocabulary that includes eg. additive, Baisakhi, bar chart, biodegradable, bungee jumping. There are pronunciation guides for difficult words. It has information on Word Families, Word Origins, Opposites, Compounds, Usage and Grammar. There is a special section on prefixes and suffixes including information on compounds formed from them eg. aero-, anti-. Special word origins supplement at the back. There are no confusing abbreviations - word classes (parts of speech) and inflections are written in full. It has up-to-date example sentences and phrases that show how words are used in context. It includes a useful introduction and key on how to get the best out of the dictionary and appendices. Sheila Dignen is a well-published lexicographer of children's dictionaries and thesauruses. Sheila is the author also of the "Oxford Junior Thesaurus" (published 2003) and the "Oxford Illustrated Junior Dictionary" (also 2003).
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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 148 x 212 x 20mm | 439.99g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0199108854
  • 9780199108855
  • 1,279,932