A unique combination of dictionary and usage guide, this new book offers a complete one-stop reference on the English language. Both parts of the Guide are completely up to date and have been compiled using the resources of the Oxford Dictionaries Department, including a massive computer database of English which allows accurate and up to date tracking of current trends in usage and spelling.
Over 51,000 dictionary entries. 56,000 clear definitions. Pronunciations given for thousands of awkward words. Quick reference usage notes at relevant entries. Detailed 150-page guide to the rules of grammar, spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, meaning, and idioms.