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Review - March 2015

Longman Collocations Dictionary and Thesaurus

Pearson;

978-1-4082-5226-0

This dictionary for intermediate to advanced students includes 75,000 collocations and is based on analysis of the Longman Corpus Network. The entries provide examples of collocations in typical contexts. The short introduction explains the difference between ‘transparent’ and ‘opaque’ collocations. One major feature is the integrated thesaurus, providing over 7,000 synonyms and antonyms. This enables users to compare words with similar meanings, and then check the collocations for each of these words. The headwords are clearly displayed in blue. The dictionary includes helpful ‘warning notes’ about common mistakes with collocations and a list of frequent collocations in academic English. Useful.