The BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English gives essential grammatical and lexical recurrent word combinations, often called collocations; when neces. Speak and write perfect English! The “BBI Dictionary of English Word Combinations” tells you which words go together in English and which words do not. The BBI dictionary of English word combinations. Responsibility: compiled by Morton Benson, Evelyn Benson, Robert Ilson. Edition: Rev. ed. Imprint: Amsterdam.

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Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. All cannot be named here. Much of the material provided in this Dictionary has never before combinationw published. Ria Nirwana marked it as to-read Nov 09, Oanh marked it as to-read Aug 15, Yoshia marked it as to-read Dec 28, It is noted in the introduction that in some English homographs the stress of adjectives and nouns on one hand and that of verbs on the other may be differentiated in such words as absent, abstract, address.

Erkin marked it as to-read May 16, We should, however, like to mention Mrs. Maksym Kozub added it May 28, clmbinations There are no etymologies.

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The BBI Dictionary of English Word Combinations

Kell added it Jan 23, Return to Book Page. The methods and terminology used to present these collocations in the Dictionary are explained in the Introduction. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Books by Morton Benson. Toryn Green added it Oct 21, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read saving….


As a matter of fact, the particular form of the violation of an English collocation is usually suggested by a different collocation in another language. This bibliography indicates the major secondary sources used for the BBI Dictionary.

Consequently, this book is of much more practical value to the learner of English as a foreign language than to the native speaker of English.

Anne Zarit of Philadelphia, whose help was greatly appreciated. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Muntaha marked it as to-read Nov 15, This book is a reference work that records English collocations in alphabetical order. Knowledge of other languages is normally of no help in finding English collocations.

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Alvis Yu rated it really liked it Apr 05, For administer an oath, French has faire preter serment, Spanish — hacer prestar juramento, German — den Eid abnehmen, Russian—privesti k prisjage, etc. We should like to express our gratitude for the help and advice that many persons gave us during the compilation of the Dictionary.

The latter work deals with the major problems facing compilers of general-purpose dictionaries of English, includes background information about the lexicographic treatment of wotd, describes the lexical, grammatical, and orthographic differences between Combinatiohs English AE and British English BEand provides an extensive bibliography.

A grammatical collocation is identified as “a phrase consisting of a dominant word noun, adjective, verb and a preposition or grammatical construction such as an infinitive or clause.

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Erkan marked it as to-read May 19, These differences are noted in the entries and Usage Notes. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Susiwidiastuti added it May 09, Burak Demirkol added it Nov 28, Monika Konopka marked it as to-read Oct 14, Elena Shevchenko marked it as to-read Dec 17, No trivia or quizzes yet. Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America. Philosopher marked it as to-read May 23, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Zob Bianca marked it as to-read May 20, Kim marked it as to-read Jul 09, Heretofore, they have had englixh source that would consistently indicate, for example, which verbs are used with which nouns they could not find in any existing dictionary such collocations cokbinations call an alert, lay down a barrage, hatch a conspiracy, impose an embargo, roll a hoop, draw up a list, administer an oath, enter make a plea, crack a smile, punch a time clock, inflict a wound, etc.

Samagra rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Pronunciation is given rarely and only to differentiate homographs. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. L6 collocations consist of an adverb and an adjective. In closing, we note with appreciation the guidance, engkish, and encouragement of our friends at John Benjamins BV.