The American Heritage Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs

The American Heritage Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs

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The ability to understand and use phrasal verbs—verbs that are followed by one or more particles, acting as a complete lexical unit—is essential to the full comprehension of English.The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs lists and defines thousands of phrasal verbs, such as look up as used in the sentence “She looked up the word in the dictionary.” Extremely useful to both learners of English as a second language and native speakers of English, this completely new reference work draws on the authority ofThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, while incorporating new material for thorough, up-to-date coverage of phrasal verbs. Each fully defined phrasal verb is entered in an A–Z format and is followed by helpful example sentences that place the verb in context and show how the verb fits into the sentence structure. For example, atbutton up, meaning “to fasten all the buttons on a garment,” full sample sentences illustrate two acceptable constructions, “button the sweater up” and “button up the sweater.” Grammatical information is conveyed by straightforward examples instead of confusing codes and abbreviations. The principal conjugations and pronunciations of each verb are included, and all information is presented in a clear, contemporary, and accessible format, a hallmark of the American Heritage® Dictionaries.

The ability to understand and use phrasal verbs—verbs that are followed by one or more particles, acting as a complete lexical unit—is essential to the full comprehension of English.The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs lists and defines thousands of phrasal verbs, such aslook up as used in the sentence “She looked up the word in the dictionary.” Extremely useful to both learners of English as a second language and native speakers of English, this completely new reference work draws on the authority ofThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, while incorporating new material for thorough, up-to-date coverage of phrasal verbs. Each fully defined phrasal verb is entered in an A–Z format and is followed by helpful example sentences that place the verb in context and show how the verb fits into the sentence structure. For example, atbutton up, meaning “to fasten all the buttons on a garment,” full sample sentences illustrate two acceptable constructions, “button the sweater up” and “button up the sweater.” Grammatical information is conveyed by straightforward examples instead of confusing codes and abbreviations. The principal conjugations and pronunciations of each verb are included, and all information is presented in a clear, contemporary, and accessible format, a hallmark of the American Heritage® Dictionaries.


Baker & Taylor
A new dictionary of phrasal verbs arranges each verb in an A-to-Z format and includes sample sentences as well as grammatical information, conjugations, and pronunciations for each verb--all presented in a clear, accessible format.

Blackwell North Amer
The American Heritage Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs offers guidance to learners of English seeking to expand their vocabulary and gain confidence in reading, writing, and speaking.
Covering thousands of expressions, this thorough reference guide provides a detailed look at verbs that are paired with prepositions and particles to form phrasal verbs such as break down, close up, fall out, lose out, snap up, and tear down. Phrasal verbs have meanings that are different from that of the verb by itself; for example, take after, take away, take back, take down, take for, and take off all have meanings that are distinct from the various meanings of take.
The American Heritage Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs avoids confusing language and hard-to-understand grammatical symbols. It features clear, concise definitions along with example sentences showing proper usage in a natural context and acceptable variations in word placement for constructions such as close up the store and close the store up.
Drawing on the authority of the respected American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, this book is a resource for everyone interested in speaking and writing more clearly and naturally.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents common verbs used in phrases, their definitions, and example sentences for each entry.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2005
ISBN: 9780618592609
0618592601
Characteristics: xii, 466 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Houghton Mifflin Company

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