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    reference point

    Reference point means the same as reference?in "I can recommend the book x as an excellent reference point"

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    Re: reference point

    Reference point does not mean the same thing as reference.

    Reference means: use of a source of information in order to ascertain something

    I can recommend The New York Times Guide to Style and Usage as an excellent reference book for the English language.

    Reference point means: A prominent, easily located point in the terrain.

    Let's use the Empire State Building as our reference point and meet there at 6:00 pm.


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    Re: reference point

    So what does "reference point mean in my example sentence"?

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    Re: reference point

    You are welcome!
    A prominent, easily located point from which to begin.
    The book would be a good point from which to begin.

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