Old 10th September 2003, 19:28   #1
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Do you use a dictionary?

How often you use the dictionary to find the meaning of a word?
I use it sometimes, but I should open it more often...


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Old 10th September 2003, 20:13   #2
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i use it very often...now

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Old 10th September 2003, 21:17   #3
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Usually I just use Word's thesaurus...

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Old 11th September 2003, 01:48   #4
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almost every day.....mainly becuase people here on the forums think that using big words maks them look smart......j/k
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Old 12th September 2003, 15:03   #5
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dictionary meanings can be wrong, especially dictionary.com, which people keep bringing up in discussions.

i don't own or use a dictionary, although i do use dictionary.com if i really don't understand a word.

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Old 12th September 2003, 16:39   #6
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I use one sometimes..but only if I'm struggling for a word.
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Old 13th September 2003, 01:11   #7
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Yes, often. Mostly just when im putting a word into something I am writing just to make sure I am positive of what it means.

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Old 13th September 2003, 16:39   #8
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Yes some time use of dictonary!
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Old 14th September 2003, 01:40   #9
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Quote:
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dictionary meanings can be wrong, especially dictionary.com, which people keep bringing up in discussions.
Is the meaning itself wrong or do they miss alternative meanings?

I use both Dutch and English dictionaries (books & internet) weekly for spelling and meanings, as I find it interesting. Love Word's thesaurus. Language can be a good basis for discussion.

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Old 16th September 2003, 00:04   #10
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I use thesaurus more than the dictionary...
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Old 16th September 2003, 02:01   #11
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Is the meaning itself wrong or do they miss alternative meanings?
generally the meaning itself - they get the general gist, but the definition is too vague to be of any real use when arguing a point, or it's slightly wrong, to the degree that important distinctions are not made.

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Old 18th September 2003, 14:52   #12
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Ah, I see. Is there a better alternative on Internet?

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Old 21st September 2003, 14:53   #13
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I just looked up the word 'incoherent' a few days ago.
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Old 23rd September 2003, 03:29   #14
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A better alternative: http://www.dictionary.co.uk
Like most things, the UK version is better than the American.

I use my big fat Collins dictionary about once a week, maybe more. I use dictionary.co.uk more often.

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Old 23rd September 2003, 04:08   #15
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Thanks, I'll try that one as well. I like my paper Collins for English too.

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