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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases: More Than 10,000 Idioms and Collocations

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An English language instructor, Dolgopolov distinguishes between pairs of similar idiomatic phrases that learners and new speakers might mix up. A few examples are belly up to the bar versus go belly up, get through to someone versus get through with someone, listen in on something versus listen to something, step by step versus step for step, and water hole versus watering hole. Some are quite amusing to native English speakers as well, though many contrast colloquialisms from distant parts of the anglophonia. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, cliches, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

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ISBN:
9780786458554
Author:
Dolgopolov, Yuri
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, cliches, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.
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