You can consult such authority as The British National Corpus Web: [bnc] British National Corpus
I guess many of us know about the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, and its KNOW HOW feature. With this sentence searching machine, we can find some sentences that contain our words, so it's very helpful for us English learner to find some appropriate words or sentences to our writing.
For instance, if we type "cat scruffs,"
we get "The cat picked up her kitten by the scruff of its neck."
And we know the expression "pick the cat by the scruff of its neck."
I want to ask you if you know any other program or website that has this feature, because I think the sentence resources of Oxford Dictionary is not large enough. If you know, please share with everyone. Thanks.
Sympathy--------how do I get this programm?
Some excellent resources here: [Davies/BYU] 100+ million word, freely available online corpora
Ah! On [Davies/BYU] 100+ million word, freely available online corpora
I spot the wording [Website for the original BNC]
So they could be the same?
Why the interfaces are different?