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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:17 pm 
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Hello all,

I posted this request on the verbal reasoning forum but didn't he any replies so
I'm posting it here now.

We've got the Collins primary dictionary & thesaurus. My son is getting frustrated that most of the words that he needs to look up aren't in there. Can anyone recommend a good set please?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:12 am 
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I quite like the Paperback Oxford one which is a dictionary and thesaurus combined. Not really a fan of primary dictionaries


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:59 am 
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My DS (10 years old) has been using the paperback Colour Oxford English Dictionary, which is brilliant and handy. However, because I only purchased the dictionary version, it doesn't have antonyms so he sometimes had to "Google" the antonyms of words :?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:44 am 
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We got the Paperback Oxford English Dictionary, and the Oxford Paperback Thesaurus as two separate books as I assumed between them they would cover more words than a combined dictionary/thesaurus. We found them to be excellent.

Indeed, across the whole time we were preparing for the 11plus there was only ever one word that we came across that wasn't in either - and that was because it was an American word.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:56 am 
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If you search the word "thesaurus" on the forum, plenty of ideas come up.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:27 pm 
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Thanks for your replies. I'll start googling your suggestions now.

Sally-Ann, I can't use the search function on my phone.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:08 pm 
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search.php?keywords=thesaurus&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

Hope that helps ...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:20 am 
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That's fab, thanks so much.


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