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Is there such a thing as a reverse dictionary? [duplicate]

Is there any tool online that generally permits me to enter a phrase or idea and get back a word that means something similar? For example, if I were looking for a better word or phrase for arguing ...
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Are there any dictionaries that be able to look up words in word families? [duplicate]

I was wondering there are any dictionaries/a dictionary that if I search for a word, for example: news, the dictionary will provide its word family or any types of usages related to this word, for ...
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How do you find the right English words? [duplicate]

An example, just a minute ago I was looking for a word to replace candidate Amongst the candidates for the album title. since the candidate is a person, not the one-of-many album titles. So, I was ...
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online free dictionary of choice? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are your favorite English language tools? This may seem like a meta question but I feel it is really about English Language and Usage. What is the preferred online ...
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Where can I find an English dictionary that can be used as reference? [duplicate]

I usually use Google Translate to translate from my language into English and vice versa. But sometimes the translation is not right as words have different meanings depending on context, or maybe the ...
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Commonly used sources [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are your favorite English language tools? I have a question regarding the English language that is too general for this site according to the faq. OTOH, I don't ...
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Is there any software which tells us word for a phrase? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are your favorite English language tools? I am searching for a piece of software or an online application where I enter a phrase or a particular action and get a ...
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English phonetics References [duplicate]

What are some great references on English pronunciation practices? The book The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations was mentioned in an answer on this site. Is it considered authoritative? What ...
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Where can I find words and expressions which are dated and not found in today's dictionaries? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble understanding Charles Dickens book called The Haunted House. Could anyone tell me in which dictionary I can find parts I don't understand? Is there a dictionary for nineteenth ...
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site with word used in sentences and expressions [duplicate]

I am looking for a site or tool which would show a word used in actual sentences and expressions, in everyday life, business, scientific books, spiritual books and any other contexts. Looking a word ...
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All tenses for a given word [duplicate]

Is there any website to learn all tenses for a given regular verb or irregular verb with search option. I've searched on google. But i'm not get exact website url. If anyone knows share with me.
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“Less” vs. “fewer”

I've just received a memo which says (effectively) As more people leave, there will be less people available. I want that word to be fewer. Are there guidelines for which word ought to be used ...
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When should I use “a” versus “an” in front of a word beginning with the letter h?

A basic grammar rule is to use an instead of a before a vowel sound. Given that historic is not pronounced with a silent h, I use “a historic”. Is this correct? What about heroic? Should be “It was a ...
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Is it correct to use “their” instead of “his or her”?

Is this sentence grammatically correct? Anyone who loves the English language should have a copy of this book in their bookcase. or should it be: Anyone who loves the English language should ...
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Is it really incorrect to start a sentence with “and”?

I know it's wrong, but I do it all the time or else my sentences would go on forever.

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