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NTC s Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions

NTC s Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions Author Richard Spears
ISBN-10 9780071783545
Release 1995-02-01
Pages 415
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With more than 7,000 up-to-date phrases, this dictionary covers situations from talking to a doctor to ordering a meal, and helps learners communicate personal feelings, and make small talk.



NTC s Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions

NTC s Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions Author Steven Kleinedler
ISBN-10 0844257796
Release 1995-02-01
Pages 415
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With more than 7,000 up-to-date phrases, this dictionary covers situations from talking to a doctor to ordering a meal, and helps learners communicate personal feelings, and make small talk.



McGraw Hill s Conversational American English

McGraw Hill s Conversational American English Author Richard Spears
ISBN-10 9780071741323
Release 2010-09-22
Pages 224
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Learn more than 3,000 English expressions and speak and understand the language easily As a new speaker of English, you may hear some expressions in your daily conversations that you do not understand--yet. McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English will help you learn these expressions, so not only do you know what a person is saying to you, but that you can use the expression yourself! More than 3,000 expressions are organized by theme, so you can find what you are looking for quickly. And each topic is illustrated to further help you understand context. The book features: Common expressions are batched into 350 themes, ranging from general greetings and asking how someone is, to the more specific needs, like showing disbelief, asking someone’s intentions, and expressions for a forgotten word or name A comprehensive thematic glossary provides an additional means for the learner to locate expressions by key words and concepts Topics include: Basic Social Encounters, Greetings, Small Talk, Introductions, Ending a Conversation, Good-Byes, Agreeing, Disagreeing Conversational Encounters, Focusing Attention, Launching the Conversation, Making Friends, Complex Matters, Disputes, Discussion and Resolution, Polite Encounters, Prefaces, Communication Barriers



NTC s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

NTC s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Author Richard Spears
ISBN-10 9780071392044
Release 2000-02-01
Pages 576
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The revised and updated third edition of this comprehensive slang dictionary has more than 800 new expressions. Realistic example sentences--provided for each sense of every entry--show how expressions are used in current, everyday American English. Pronunciations and cautionary notes are provided as needed, and a Phrase-Finder Index helps users locate entries quickly.



McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Author Richard Spears
ISBN-10 9780071612074
Release 2005-10-14
Pages 576
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More bling for the buck! The #1 guide to American slang is now bigger, more up-to-date, and easier to use This new edition of McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions offers complete definitions of more than 12,000 slang and informal expressions from various sources, ranging from golden oldies such as . . . golden oldie, to recent coinages like shizzle (gangsta), jonx (Wall Street), and ping (the Internet). Each entry is followed by examples illustrating how an expression is used in everyday conversation and, where necessary, International Phonetic Alphabet pronunciations are given, as well as cautionary notes for crude, inflammatory, or taboo expressions. This edition also features a fascinating introduction on “What is Slang?,” a Thematic Index that cross-references expressions by standard terms--such as Angry, Drunk, Food, Good-bye, Mess-up, Money, and Stupidity--and a Hidden Word Index that lets you identify and locate even partially remembered expressions and phrases.



NTC s American Idioms Dictionary

NTC s American Idioms Dictionary Author Richard A. Spears
ISBN-10 0844202746
Release 2000-01
Pages 625
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Contains definitions, explanations, cross-references, and examples for 14,000 formal and informal American expressions.



McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idoms and Phrasal Verbs

McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idoms and Phrasal Verbs Author Richard Spears
ISBN-10 0071486852
Release 2006-02-03
Pages 1098
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Learn the language of Nebraska . . .and 49 other states With more entries than any other reference of its kind, McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs shows you how American English is spoken today. You will find commonly used phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, proverbial expressions, and clichés. The dictionary contains more than 24,000 entries, each defined and followed by one or two example sentences. It also includes a Phrase-Finder Index with more than 60,000 entries.



NTC s Dictionary of American English Phrases

NTC s Dictionary of American English Phrases Author Richard A. Spears
ISBN-10 0844208477
Release 1995
Pages 559
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A practical guide to idioms, phrasal verbs, proverbs, and common sayings.



NTC s Super Mini British Slang Dictionary

NTC s Super Mini British Slang Dictionary Author Richard Spears
ISBN-10 0844201111
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 192
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'NTC's Super-Mini Slang Dictionary' is a handy guide to the slang expressions of contemporary British English. This up-to-date volume defines and explains nearly 2,000 slang terms and phrases, from colourful rhyming slang ('bees and honey' for for 'money') and underworld slang to the slang of everyday, informal conversations. Each entry has at least two examples sentences, and usage restrictions or cautions are indicated where necessary. 'NTC's Super-Mini British Slang Dictionary' is an essential reference for the slang expressions of British English.



Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts 3rd Edition

Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts  3rd Edition Author Richard Spears
ISBN-10 9780071776073
Release 2011-10-25
Pages 320
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A useful guide to everyday American English to help you understand meanings and avoid difficulty in translation In this new edition of Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts, noted lexicographer Richard A. Spears shares with you 1,900 of the most common phrases and colloquial expressions used in contemporary American English. Here you will discover the greetings, good-byes, and everyday small talk that Americans use daily. All entries have been selected with the special needs of you, the nonnative speaker of English, in mind! Inside you'll find: Examples or short dialogues with each entry that illustrate how the phrase is used in everyday speaking Usage restrictions or warnings for those situations when a phrase may be inappropriate Shortened or abbreviated expressions cross-referenced to their complete forms A Phrase-Finder Index to help quick and easy reference



NTC s Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms

NTC s Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms Author Richard A. Spears
ISBN-10 0844208302
Release 1998
Pages 419
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A reference to idioms. The idioms are grouped together according to theme.



NTC s English Idioms Dictionary

NTC s English Idioms Dictionary Author Richard Spears
ISBN-10 0844254797
Release 1991-10-21
Pages 471
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Provides more than 11,000 examples of usage for 5,500 high-frequency English idioms. Entries are mainly standard British English but also include slang and informal expressions.



McGraw Hill s Essential English Irregular Verbs

McGraw Hill s Essential English Irregular Verbs Author Mark Lester
ISBN-10 9780071602877
Release 2010-03-31
Pages 288
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Master 188 irregular verbs in English As an experienced student of English, you know the language can be a tricky one to learn thanks to its complex verb forms, like irregular verbs. Written by ESL guru Mark Lester--author of Grammar and Usage in the Classroom--this authoritative reference unravels the mystery of this verb form so you can take your English-language skills to the next level. For each entry, you'll get example sentences and conjugations, a complete listing of complements, the most important phrasal verb constructions, and common expressions--all in an easy-to-understand format. In no time you'll master irregular verbs and converse like a native English speaker!



NTC s Dictionary of Proverbs and Clich s

NTC s Dictionary of Proverbs and Clich  s Author Anne Bertram
ISBN-10 0844251585
Release 1996
Pages 321
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Containing approxiamtely 950 proverbs and cliches used frequently in the English language, this reference is essential for anyone seeking to understand proverbs and cliches and how they function in speech and writing. Each expression is defined and illustrated by two or more realistic examples that show what each expression means, how it is used and its significance.



Basic American Grammar and Usage

Basic American Grammar and Usage Author
ISBN-10 1438082002
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Basic American Grammar and Usage has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Basic American Grammar and Usage also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Basic American Grammar and Usage book for free.



Everyday American English Dictionary

Everyday American English Dictionary Author Richard A. Spears
ISBN-10 0832503398
Release 1988
Pages 389
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Provides definitions, pronunciation, and proper usage for the fifty-five hundred words essential to ordinary conversation in English



American Slang Dictionary Fourth Edition

American Slang Dictionary  Fourth Edition Author Richard Spears
ISBN-10 0071461086
Release 2006-07-20
Pages 1098
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For the 411 on American slang, this guidebook is the top banana From "head trip" to "foot in mouth," American Slang Dictionary gives you the complete definitions of thousands of uniquely American words and phrases, ranging from golden oldies such as "catch some rays" and "take the fifth" to more up-to-the-minute coinages like Wall Street's "jonx," the Internet's "ping," and the gangsta's favorite, "shizzle." Inside you'll find more than 12,000 words and expressions from a wide variety of sources, including gangsta rap, the blogosphere, and the U.S. prison system. In a New York minute, you'll be down with the colloquialisms, vulgarities, and substandard English that make everyday interactions in contemporary American life so colorful. BSOD or blue screen of death the blue computer screen that appears after a programming or operational error crunk wild; crazy; out of control kvetch to complain left-handed monkey wrench a nonexistent tool word of mouse a message spread by e-mail