McGraw Hill s Essential Phrasal Verbs Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Spears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071589321
Release Date: 2008-01-28
Genre: Reference

Better understand American English by mastering its phrasal verbs This authoritative reference offers thousands of American English phrasal verbs, two-word verbs, prepositional verbs, and verbs that are used together. Entries include definitions and examples of phrasal verbs used in context. With help from McGraw-Hill's Essential American Phrasal Verbs Dictionary, you will become familiar with English as it is used in the media, at work, around the house, and in everyday conversations. This knowledge will help you comprehend English as it is spoken in the United States and add variety to your word usage. Inside you will find: 1,800 entries with examples of everyday usage The latest phrasal verbs used in the American lexicon Fun illustrations that show the humor of taking expressions too literally

McGraw Hill s Essential Phrasal Verbs Dictionary

Author: Richard Spears
Publisher: Mcgraw-hill
ISBN: 0071497838
Release Date: 2008-01-07
Genre: Reference

Better understand American English by mastering its phrasal verbs This authoritative reference offers thousands of American English phrasal verbs, two-word verbs, prepositional verbs, and verbs that are used together. Entries include definitions and examples of phrasal verbs used in context. With help from McGraw-Hill's Essential American Phrasal Verbs Dictionary, you will become familiar with English as it is used in the media, at work, around the house, and in everyday conversations. This knowledge will help you comprehend English as it is spoken in the United States and add variety to your word usage. Inside you will find: 1,800 entries with examples of everyday usage The latest phrasal verbs used in the American lexicon Fun illustrations that show the humor of taking expressions too literally

McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idoms and Phrasal Verbs

Author: Richard Spears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071486852
Release Date: 2006-02-03
Genre: Reference

Learn the language of Nebraska . . .and 49 other states With more entries than any other reference of its kind, McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs shows you how American English is spoken today. You will find commonly used phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, proverbial expressions, and clichés. The dictionary contains more than 24,000 entries, each defined and followed by one or two example sentences. It also includes a Phrase-Finder Index with more than 60,000 entries.

Essential American Idioms

Author: Richard A. Spears
Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group
ISBN: 0844204676
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Among the special features of this book are the following: each entry has at least two example sentences illustrating how the idiom is used in context in natural American English; and a new Phrase-Finder Index enables users to locate a particular idiom quickly by looking up any of its major words.

McGraw Hill s Essential English Irregular Verbs

Author: Mark Lester
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071602877
Release Date: 2010-03-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Master 188 irregular verbs in English As an experienced student of English, you know the language can be a tricky one to learn thanks to its complex verb forms, like irregular verbs. Written by ESL guru Mark Lester--author of Grammar and Usage in the Classroom--this authoritative reference unravels the mystery of this verb form so you can take your English-language skills to the next level. For each entry, you'll get example sentences and conjugations, a complete listing of complements, the most important phrasal verb constructions, and common expressions--all in an easy-to-understand format. In no time you'll master irregular verbs and converse like a native English speaker!

McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Author: Richard Spears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071612074
Release Date: 2005-10-14
Genre: Reference

More bling for the buck! The #1 guide to American slang is now bigger, more up-to-date, and easier to use This new edition of McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions offers complete definitions of more than 12,000 slang and informal expressions from various sources, ranging from golden oldies such as . . . golden oldie, to recent coinages like shizzle (gangsta), jonx (Wall Street), and ping (the Internet). Each entry is followed by examples illustrating how an expression is used in everyday conversation and, where necessary, International Phonetic Alphabet pronunciations are given, as well as cautionary notes for crude, inflammatory, or taboo expressions. This edition also features a fascinating introduction on “What is Slang?,” a Thematic Index that cross-references expressions by standard terms--such as Angry, Drunk, Food, Good-bye, Mess-up, Money, and Stupidity--and a Hidden Word Index that lets you identify and locate even partially remembered expressions and phrases.

McGraw Hill Education Essential ESL Dictionary

Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071840194
Release Date: 2014-09-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Learn and understand thousands of new English words Clear, comprehensive, and easy to use, McGraw-Hill Education: Essential ESL Dictionary for Learners of English was developed to meet the needs of ESL students like you. Inside you will find more than 9,000 English terms, each with a simple definition so you will understand its meaning and usage. Every entry is accompanied by its phonetic translation, definition, and explanation. You'll find example sentences throughout that show English words in context. Hundreds of illustrations are also used throughout the dictionary, giving you visual reinforcement of word meanings. INCLUDES: 9,000+ American and British words, explained in easy-to-understand language Grammar and usage boxes to aid your understanding of key concepts A grammar summary that highlights parts of speech, idioms, sentence structures, and more A special section of illustrations--featuring thematic groups of words including animals, nature, electronics, music, the classroom, and more--to help you remember common terms A conversation guide that identifies important phrases for everyday situations such as meeting people, asking directions, going shopping, and more Whether you use it at work, in school, or at home, McGraw-Hill Education: Essential ESL Dictionary for Learners of English will become your trusted reference as you learn the language and build your English skills.

Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts 3rd Edition

Author: Richard Spears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071776073
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A useful guide to everyday American English to help you understand meanings and avoid difficulty in translation In this new edition of Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts, noted lexicographer Richard A. Spears shares with you 1,900 of the most common phrases and colloquial expressions used in contemporary American English. Here you will discover the greetings, good-byes, and everyday small talk that Americans use daily. All entries have been selected with the special needs of you, the nonnative speaker of English, in mind! Inside you'll find: Examples or short dialogues with each entry that illustrate how the phrase is used in everyday speaking Usage restrictions or warnings for those situations when a phrase may be inappropriate Shortened or abbreviated expressions cross-referenced to their complete forms A Phrase-Finder Index to help quick and easy reference

Webster s New World American Idioms Handbook

Author: Gail Brenner
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544188907
Release Date: 2011-09-23
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The most comprehensive reference for understanding and applying American idioms The largest barrier to fluency in English is the ability to understand and use idiomatic language. Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook walks readers through learning and using American idioms, with complete explanations for over 1,000 idioms. Emphasizing acquisition, application, and understanding, this book offers all the information readers need to know about when, where, why, and how to use them. It includes a wealth of examples to provide users with context-and the thorough explanations help readers identify which idioms are appropriate for which situations. An extensive index allows easy, helpful access to individual idioms so that they can be found quickly. Gail Brenner (Santa Cruz, CA) is an Intensive English Language Program course developer and instructor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Brenner has worked in the public schools, specialized language programs, private business, and the university-where she now teaches Advanced Grammar, TOEFL Preparation, and Pronunciation. She is the author of the upcoming Ingl?s Para Dummies (0-7645-5427-1).

McGraw Hill s Conversational American English

Author: Richard Spears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071741323
Release Date: 2010-09-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Learn more than 3,000 English expressions and speak and understand the language easily As a new speaker of English, you may hear some expressions in your daily conversations that you do not understand--yet. McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English will help you learn these expressions, so not only do you know what a person is saying to you, but that you can use the expression yourself! More than 3,000 expressions are organized by theme, so you can find what you are looking for quickly. And each topic is illustrated to further help you understand context. The book features: Common expressions are batched into 350 themes, ranging from general greetings and asking how someone is, to the more specific needs, like showing disbelief, asking someone’s intentions, and expressions for a forgotten word or name A comprehensive thematic glossary provides an additional means for the learner to locate expressions by key words and concepts Topics include: Basic Social Encounters, Greetings, Small Talk, Introductions, Ending a Conversation, Good-Byes, Agreeing, Disagreeing Conversational Encounters, Focusing Attention, Launching the Conversation, Making Friends, Complex Matters, Disputes, Discussion and Resolution, Polite Encounters, Prefaces, Communication Barriers

NTC s Dictionary of Proverbs and Clich s

Author: Anne Bertram
Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group
ISBN: 0844251585
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Reference

Containing approxiamtely 950 proverbs and cliches used frequently in the English language, this reference is essential for anyone seeking to understand proverbs and cliches and how they function in speech and writing. Each expression is defined and illustrated by two or more realistic examples that show what each expression means, how it is used and its significance.

McGraw Hill Education 400 Must Have Words for the TOEFL 2nd Edition

Author: Lynn Stafford-Yilmaz
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071827584
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Study Aids

We want to help you score high on the TOEFL We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-Hill Education: 400 Must-Have Words for the TOEFL, 2nd Edition, to make sure you're fully prepared for this difficult exam. With this updated and expanded guide, you'll get essential skill-building techniques and strategies created by leading ESL educators. You'll also get 410 commonly tested words, more than 150 activities and exercises, and a free Language Lab app to help you study. With McGraw-Hill Education: 400 Must-Have Words for the TOEFL, we'll guide you step by step through the essential vocabulary--and give you the tools you need to improve your score on the TOEFL. This edition includes: More than 400 important words for the TOEFL, with the addition of a new chapter Example sentences, usage tips, and commonly used parts of speech related to the word A TOEFL-style reading with exercises for each chapter A free Language Lab app with flashcard vocabulary quizzes