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    good on line dictionaries

    Hi teachers!

    We never know if you say "interested in something " or "interested about something" or "interested on something"

    Is there a good dictionary in the web showing the use of the words, no just the translation?

    I have good dictionaries at home to check it, but free dictionaries on line are quite poor!


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    Re: good on line dictionaries

    Have you met this one? OneLook Dictionary Search

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    Re: good on line dictionaries

    I use OneLook as well, but for examples and usage, I think this site is brilliant: [DAVIES/BYU] British National Corpus
    To test it, enter interested in the search box then choose prep.ALL in the Insert Tag box. You have now chosen to search the database for your word + any preposition. Try it and let me know what you think.

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    Re: good on line dictionaries

    Thanks Tdol a lot for the link for British National Corpus . I can't believe I didn't come across this site earlier. I have been looking for some collocation dictionary on the net for long but nothing have come up . Maybe it's just that I'm not good in surfing on the net


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    #5

    Re: good on line dictionaries

    Thanks Tdol ,I have been playing with the BNC for hours!

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    Re: good on line dictionaries

    I am glad you both liked it; it really is a great site for learners and teachers.

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