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Variation in English words and phrases


This website allows you to quickly and easily search for a wide range of words and phrases of English in the 100 million word British National Corpus. You can search for words and phrases by exact word or phrase, wildcard or part of speech, or combinations of these.


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Added: Mar 03 2005
Last Modified: Jun 22 2007
Category: Language Articles: Linguistics: Corpus Linguistics Rating: (5/5)

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Searching the British National Corpus 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: tdol, Sep 18 2006 9:10AM

I think this is a brilliant site and use it most days. You can search the entire British National Corpus in seconds, with an interface that is easy to use and allows you to do very advanced searches for genuine examples of English usage.
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