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    Re: Quite\Rather 2

    What is COCA? Nothing on Google. Some sort of dictionary? I see it mentioned several times.

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    Re: Quite\Rather 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Whoknows View Post
    What is COCA? Nothing on Google. Some sort of dictionary? I see it mentioned several times.
    Whoknows, whenever a piece of text is underlined with a dotted line, you can place the cursor over it to see an explanation.

    COCA means Corpus of Contemporary American English.

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    Thanks, Birdeen. Do not know where I have been. -:)

    I use my iPad2 for this so there is no cursor for underlined words. Will have to try to find this site on my computer.

    Also, COCA says I have the wrong resolution to use their site on my iPad. So, I will look it up on my laptop or husband's PC when I want/need to do so. It does seem to be interestingly different than a dictionary, from the little I was able to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoknows View Post
    Thanks, Birdeen. Do not know where I have been. -:)

    I use my iPad2 for this so there is no cursor for underlined words. Will have to try to find this site on my computer.

    Also, COCA says I have the wrong resolution to use their site on my iPad. So, I will look it up on my laptop or husband's PC when I want/need to do so. It does seem to be interestingly different than a dictionary, from the little I was able to see.
    Definitely. It's very useful in my opinion. Have a look at other corpora:

    CORPORA: 45-425 million words each: free online access

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    Thanks.

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