Thursday, July 4, 2013

Using a dictionary



Using a dictionary
Using a dictionary is very important for a student as well as for all. A dictionary is a collection of words. It lists the words of a language and gives necessary information about them. It tells us about the spelling, pronunciation, meaning and parts of speech etc. of words .Sentences are given in italics to make the meaning of words clear. Example sentences show how words are used. It also gives the synonyms and the antonyms of a word. We find words made by adding prefixes and suffixes to the root word. Parts of speech are shown. A verb word is always given in the simple present tense. But the past form of a verb and the past participle are also shown.

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