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Author Spears, Richard A.

Title McGraw-Hill's dictionary of American idioms and phrasal verbs / Richard A. Speares.

Publication Info. Chicago : McGraw-Hill, [2005]


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 GDL Central Library Literacy Collection    423.13 SPE    Available
 GDL Central Library Literacy Collection    423.13 SPE    DUE 12-26-19
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Description xvii, 1080 pages ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents About this dictionary -- How to use this dictionary -- Acknowledgments -- Terms and symbols -- Dictionary -- Phrase-finder index.
Summary Covers the full breadth and scope of idiomatic American English. A valuable resource for ESL students, as well as writers, scholars, and public speakers, this reference combines in one volume the two most perplexing aspects of American English phraseology, idioms and phrasal verbs, providing access to the complete meanings and varying usages of thousands of common terms and verb constructs. Features: More than 24,000 entries; concise definitions of each entry and sense, followed by one or two example sentences; Idiomatic phrases, proverbial expressions, and cliches; guidance on the tone appropriate for a select phrase as well as its origin; treatment of variation, of particular help to ESL learners; a comprehensive phrase-finder Index.
Subject English language -- United States -- Idioms -- Dictionaries.
English language -- United States -- Verb phrase -- Dictionaries.
Figures of speech -- Dictionaries.
Americanisms -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Added Title Dictionary of American idioms and phrasal verbs
ISBN 0071408584 (acid-free paper)
9780071408585 (acid-free paper)
0071469346 (pb)
9780071469340 (pb)
Standard No. 978007148585

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