The BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English gives essential grammatical and lexical recurrent word combinations, often called collocations; when neces. Speak and write perfect English! The “BBI Dictionary of English Word Combinations” tells you which words go together in English and which words do not. The BBI dictionary of English word combinations. Responsibility: compiled by Morton Benson, Evelyn Benson, Robert Ilson. Edition: Rev. ed. Imprint: Amsterdam.

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The BBI Dictionary of English Word Combinations

Clmbinations from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Helen marked it as to-read Jul 03, L4 collocations consist of a noun and verb; the verb names an action characteristic of the person or being designated by the noun: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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As a matter of fact, the particular form of the violation of an English collocation is usually suggested by a different collocation in another language. Kim marked it as to-read Jul 09, There are no etymologies.

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Luther marked it as to-read Feb 04, No trivia or quizzes yet. Hei-jeong rated it really liked it Sep 01, Tifan Merlis marked it as to-read Dec 11, The methods and terminology used to present these collocations in the Dictionary are explained in the Introduction. 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. Oanh marked it as to-read Aug 15, The authors will be grateful for comments and suggestions from users of the Dictionary.

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Consequently, this book is of much more practical value to the learner of English as a foreign language than to the native speaker of English. A long list is given, and the stress patterns are described, but this information is not given at the entry for these words.


This book is a reference work that records English collocations in alphabetical order. There are no regular definitions of the entry word, but definitions, paraphrases, and usage notes are given occasionally and only when considered necessary to ensure the appropriate use of the entry word and its collocations or to differentiate between American usage and British usage.

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L6 collocations consist of an adverb and an adjective. For administer an oath, French has faire preter serment, Spanish — hacer prestar ov, German — den Eid abnehmen, Russian—privesti k prisjage, etc. The system of transcription is the same as the one used in The Lexicographic Description of English by the same authors. Ria Nirwana marked it as to-read Nov 09, Burak Demirkol added it Nov 28, A Guide to Word Combinations.

Knowledge of other languages is normally of no help in finding English collocations.

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