Using the BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English

A workbook with exercises

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ISBN 9789027220684 (Eur)
ISBN 9781556190940 (USA)

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USING THE BBI, introduces students, teachers, translators, and other interested people to the BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English. The Workbook explains how the BBI is constructed, demonstrates how collocations differ from free combinations and idioms, and shows how collocations of all types can be identified and found quickly. Explanatory material and illustrative exercises are organized into six basic Units.

“For the advanced learner of English the BBI provides a good supplement to a standard learner's dictionary. It is also a well-regarded tool for translators and interpreters. [...] it serves as a quick reference for the subcategorization patterns of verbs [...] it provides a wealth of grammatical information beyond what can be found in dictionaries that are primarily definitional in nature.”
“A dictionary of essential word combinations, phrasal verbs, and examples of complementation and usage for speaking and writing English, for learners of English as a foreign language. This revised edition contains some 90,000 British and American collocations. A special effort has been made to include collocations related to computer and Internet terms.”
“This is an extraordinary tool for translators into English. It is a dictionary of collocations, and provides information that is hard to find in other dictionaries. It helps you find that elusive word that goes with another, and answers many questions about which preposition to use.”
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