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    Is anyone here that can explain me how British National Corpus works?

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    Re: help

    It's a huge database of tagged languauge, which you can search it for word patterns, so, for example, you could search for good+ preposition, which would show you real examples of the possibilities for prepositions with that adjective. I find http://view.byu.edu an easy and intuitive site for querying the BNC. It also shows you how common a word or phrase is and allows you to focus on spoken or written langauge, colloquial or formal, etc.

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