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Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
The American Heritage English As a Second Language Dictionary / Edition 1

The American Heritage English As a Second Language Dictionary / Edition 1

by Ann Silverman


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Developed specifically for use with The American Heritage ESL Dictionary, the Workbook provides students with explanations and practice activities that build confidence and teach basic dictionary skills. The Workbook contains activities corresponding to each feature of the dictionary, including alphabetical order and guide words; entry words, superscript numbers, typefaces, order of meanings, abbreviations, and cross references; spelling features such as homonyms, silent letters, syllables, spelling variations, and how to find unfamiliar words; pronunciation keys and word stress; and grammar information such as labels, usage notes, phrasal verbs, and inflected forms of words.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395880708
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 54
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Dictionary Entry
    Alphabetical Order and Guidewords
    The Dictionary Entry
    The Entry Word
    Superscript Numbers
    Order of Meanings
    Abbreviations, Terms, and Symbols
    Cross References
  • 2. Spelling
    Finding a Word If You Are Not Sure of Its Spelling
    Silent Letters
    Syllables (Word Division)
    Spelling Variations
  • 3. Pronunciation and Syllable Stress
    Pronunciation and the Pronunciation Key
    Word Stress
  • 4. Grammar Information
    Grammar Labels in the Dictionary
    Inflected Forms of Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, and Nouns
    Separate Entries for Some Inflected Forms
    Grammar Usage
    Phrasal Verbs
    Usage Notes

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