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joi, 19 iunie 2014

Test dictionaries

Complete each sentence by choosing Johnson or Webster or both.
Dictionaries help purify the language and stop language change. Webster

Johnson's dictionary is considered the ultimate authority in the historical/descriptive tradition.

Complete each sentence by choosing Johnson or Webster or both.
Dictionaries record how a broad base of educated people uses the language.Webster's

Complete each sentence by choosing Johnson or Webster or both.
"General custom" or "universal undisputed practice" should serve as authority for usage. Webster

Complete each sentence by choosing Johnson or Webster or both.
Dictionaries are always prescriptive.Johnson


In what part of a dictionary entry would you look to find the difference between less and fewer?

In what part of a dictionary entry would you look to find the past tense of burst?



Webster was an important shaping force behind Standard American English.


Dictionaries cannot halt language change, but they can shape and direct Standard English.



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