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Book details
  • Genre:REFERENCE
  • SubGenre:Dictionaries
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Useful Reference Library
  • Series Number:12
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781543946024

Useful Dictionary of Adjectives With Prepositions

by Martin Manser

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Overview
Students learning English often have difficulties knowing which preposition goes with a particular adjective. This is where this dictionary will help you. It contains about 700 entries. By looking up the adjective you will find the preposition, a definition and an example: indispensable adj indispensable to so important that nothing will happen without it: Thorough research is indispensable to a historian. In the above short entry: indispensable = the headword, the basic adjective adj = the part of speech indispensable to = the adjective and the correct preposition so important that nothing will happen without it = the definition of the adjective Thorough research is indispensable to a historian = an example of the adjective as it would typically be used in a sentence, with the adjective and preposition in bold type Some entries have style markers (formal) or (informal) to help you know the context when to use the adjective: resplendent adj (formal) resplendent in looking very impressive because of how you are dressed: The duke entered the assembly chamber, resplendent in his robes of state. crazy adj crazy about (informal) fond of or very interested in: As a teenager she'd been crazy about David Bowie. I can't say I'm crazy about this idea.
Description
Students learning English often have difficulties knowing which preposition goes with a particular adjective. This is where this dictionary will help you. It contains about 700 entries. By looking up the adjective you will find the preposition, a definition and an example: indispensable adj indispensable to so important that nothing will happen without it: Thorough research is indispensable to a historian. In the above short entry: indispensable = the headword, the basic adjective adj = the part of speech indispensable to = the adjective and the correct preposition so important that nothing will happen without it = the definition of the adjective Thorough research is indispensable to a historian = an example of the adjective as it would typically be used in a sentence, with the adjective and preposition in bold type Some entries have style markers (formal) or (informal) to help you know the context when to use the adjective: resplendent adj (formal) resplendent in looking very impressive because of how you are dressed: The duke entered the assembly chamber, resplendent in his robes of state. crazy adj crazy about (informal) fond of or very interested in: As a teenager she'd been crazy about David Bowie. I can't say I'm crazy about this idea.
About the author
Martin Manser is a professional reference book editor. He has compiled or edited more than 200 reference books, particularly English-language dictionaries, Bible-reference titles, and business-skills books. He is also a Language Trainer and Consultant with national and international companies and organizations.
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