Objective and comprehensive, Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage is a readable and entertaining guide to the complext history of some of the thorniest usage issues in the English language. The scholarship and authority of this indispensale work have earned it universal critical acclaim.
Two essential language references in one handy volume featuring nearly 60,000 alphabetical dictionary entries integrated with more than 13,000 thesaurus entries including extensive synonym lists. Clear and concise guidance including abundant example phrases. Based on the best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary.
The next step in refining language skills, this fully revised illustrated dictionary focuses on the needs of students in grades 6-8. Expanded word coverage and more advanced dictionary features are presented in ways to help students ages 11-14 read, write, and speak effectively.
* Nearly 70,000 entries including new words and definitions from the fields of science, technology, entertainment, and health
* More than 22,000 usage examples
* More than 1,000 illustrations
* Abundant word history paragraphs and synonym paragraphs