Common American Phrases In Everyday Contexts

Common American Phrases In Everyday Contexts

by Richard A. Spears

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Overview

With more than 200 new entries, this updated edition boasts almost 2,000 common phrases and colloquial expressions used in contemporary American English. From greetings and good-byes to everyday small talk, each entry is presented in a realistic context. Special attention to the needs of nonnative speakers includes usage restrictions and cautions as well as a phrase-finder index for on-the-spot reference. An essential dictionary for all students of English who want to know the most common expressions in American speech today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071405607
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/20/2002
Series: McGraw-Hill ESL References Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 516,942
Product dimensions: 0.66(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

About the Author

Richard A. Spears, Ph.D., is a reference editor, lexicographer, and former linguistics professor at Northwestern University who has written more than 30 dictionaries.

Table of Contents

About This Dictionary............ v Guide to the Use of the Dictionary......... vii Terms and Symbols............... ix Dictionary of Common American Phrases............ 1
Phrase-Finder Index................. 213

Richard A. Spears, Ph.D., is a reference editor, lexicographer, and former linguistics professor at Northwestern University who has written more than 30 dictionaries.

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