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How to use a dictionary. By Emilea G. . Where can I find a Dictionary. In the Library Reference section In the Library on the Dictionary stand. What is a Dictionary. A book of words listed alphabetically. words are called entry words. What information can I find about a word?.

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How to use a dictionary

How to use a dictionary

By Emilea G.


Where can i find a dictionary

Where can I find a Dictionary

  • In the Library Reference section

  • In the Library on the Dictionary stand


What is a dictionary

What is a Dictionary

  • A book of words listed alphabetically.

  • words are called entry words


What information can i find about a word

What information can I find about a word?

  • Pronunciation

  • Definition or word meaning

  • information about the word

  • How to use the word in a sentence

  • Part of speech

  • Origins or root

  • Variant spellings for the same word (ax or axe)


Guide words

Guide words

  • The two Guide words at the top of each page

Last word

on the

page

First word on the page


The first guide word

The First Guide Word

  • is the first word on the page


The second guide words

The Second Guide Words

  • tells you the last word on the page


Entry words

Entry Words

  • Your word needs to fall in between these two guide words


How it s in order

How it’s in order

  • The words are all in alphabetic (A-B-C) order.


Definitions

Definitions

  • There may be more than one definition for each word


Don t give up

Don’t Give Up

  • If you don’t find the word, don’t give up. You might need to check several possible spellings before finding the word


Special sections for some dictionaries

Special Sections for some Dictionaries

  • Foreign words or phrases

  • Abbreviations

  • Addresses of colleges

  • population of cities and countries


Other information that can be found in a dictionary

Other information that can be found in a Dictionary

  • English to metric conversion tables

  • maps

  • Presidents of the United States

  • explanations of common symbols

  • "How to Use a Dictionary"


Bibliography

Bibliography

http://www.ctl.ua.edu/CTLStudyAids/StudySkillsFlyers/VocabularyDevelopment/how2useadictionary.htm

Viewed 10/10/08

http://library.thinkquest .org viewed 10/5/08

http://library.thinkquest.org/5585/dictionary.htm#How%20to%20Use%20a%20Dictionary

Using a Dictionary Viewed 10/15/08

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/dictless.cfm

Using a Dictionary Viewed 10/14/2008


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