This unique dictionary gives essential collocations of English in an easily accessible form. It shows which word combinations exist in English and which. The BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English Using the BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English: A Workbook With Exercises E-mail:[email protected] The Bbi Combinatory Dictionary Of English has 9 ratings and 2 reviews. PREFACEThe BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English gives essential grammatical and.

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Whenever possible, the collocations are listed under the noun, so that in order to find out, for instance, which verb goes with “oath”, one simply looks up “oath” and finds “to administer an oath to smb”; “to swear, take an oath”; etcetera. Describe the connection issue.

Tifan Merlis marked it as to-read Dec 11, The latter work deals with the major problems facing compilers of general-purpose dictionaries of English, includes background information about the lexicographic treatment of collocations, describes the lexical, grammatical, and orthographic differences between American English AE and British English BEand provides an extensive bibliography.

This Dictionary provides such collocations in order to enable the user of the Dictionary to find them quickly and easily, they are given in the entries for the nouns.


Monika Konopka marked it as to-read Oct 14, Thus insight is gained into the spirit of the English language and users are presented with a dictionsry of ready-to-use phrases, enabling them to express themselves in English accurately and correctly. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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The BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English

A workbook with exercises is now available online at: Heretofore, they have had no source that would consistently indicate, for example, which verbs are used with which nouns they could not find in any existing dictionary such collocations as call an alert, lay down a barrage, hatch a conspiracy, impose an embargo, roll a hoop, draw up a list, administer an oath, enter make a plea, crack a smile, punch a time clock, inflict a wound, etc.

Knowledge of other languages is normally of no help in finding English collocations. Some of these examples are authentic quotations from works of American and British literature.

We should like to express our gratitude for the help and advice that many persons gave us during the compilation of the Dictionary. Refresh and try again. It shows which word combinations exist in English and which grammatical constructions are possible.


The BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English

It helps you find that elusive word that goes with another, and answers questions about the preposition to use.

English Language and Linguistics For administer an oath, French has faire preter serment, Spanish — hacer prestar juramento, German — den Eid abnehmen, Russian—privesti k prisjage, etc. Want to Read saving…. Alex rated it it was ok Jul 12, Alvis Yu rated it really liked it Apr 05, Philosopher marked it as to-read May 23, A special effort has been made to include collocations to computer and Internet terms.

Thousands of similar examples could be cited. It is a dictionary of collocations, and provides information that is hard to bbo in other dictionaries. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Saleh added it Mar 20, Corey marked it as to-read Mar 05, Nielsen Book Data Hei-jeong rated it really liked bbo Sep 01, Any errors therein should be reported to them.