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"… so we repaired to a publick-house, took a friendly glass, and thus parted." — Peter Drake, Amiable Renegade: The Memoirs of Captain Peter Drake, 1671–1753, 1960 "… Warren repaired to the dining alcove off the kitchen … and ate dinner with Nina and the children, discussing their schoolwork and events of the day." — Kevin Starr, Embattled Dreams, 2002 We are all familiar with the verb repair used as a synonym of fix. Test Your Memory: What former Word of the Day refers to the study of the origin and forms of proper names?

Free Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus | Online Dictionary | Associated Words | Synonyms Dictionary at SnappyWords.com Dictionary skills By Tim Bowen A new series of worksheets by Tim Bowen. These worksheets are aimed at training learners in dictionary use and developing their vocabulary. These worksheets are designed for use with the Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners (subsequently referred to as the MED2). All the definitions and example sentences used in the worksheets are taken from the MED2 and, although some of the tasks could be done using other dictionaries, there is a strong possibility that some answers would not be found. The worksheets are labelled Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Level 1 introduces some basic aspects of dictionary use, such as finding the past tense of irregular verbs, finding the word class or classes of items of vocabulary (e.g. flat), and finding the main meanings of words with several meanings. Level 3 introduces more detailed work on phrasal verbs, more complex collocations and work on idioms and is intended for learners with good dictionary skills.

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