What is the best dictionary for translating novels specially "Emma"?
What is the best grammar book for improving my grammar?
I know they are not simple questions. If you find them hard to answe please suggest the best dictionary and grammar book in your opinion
By the way, I corrected some dictations.
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As ems pointed out in another thread started by you, your thread title should give some idea of what the thread is going to be about. If you want us to help you, please help us.
There is no simple answer to this. If you ask me, any learner's dictionary of BrE will do. The same goes for grammar books. I particularly like Michael Swan's Practical English Usage, although there are other excellent grammar books for learners--for instance Murphy's English Grammar in Use--all of which should be sufficient for your ends.
Please note that I'm not a teacher.
You need to remember though that while a dictionary will help you with the meaning of every single individual word in a Jane Austen novel, it certainly won't help you with the specific meanings of whole sentences, particularly bearing in mind that people simply don't speak or write in the same way any more.
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
The OED or SOED might help as they will give older meanings that might be missing from contemporary dictionaries.
5jj's warning about your choice of reading material (all the more so if you ignored the warning because you didn't understand it.)
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