Especially designed for children aged 8 and over, Collins Primary Illustrated Dictionary contains full sentence definitions, example sentences, parts of speech (noun, verb, etc) as well as synonyms, word histories, cross-references and pronunciation. Collins Word Wizard gives extra grammar, writing and spelling support. Collins Primary Illustrated Dictionary has been especially designed to support the language and literacy needs of children aged 8-10. Written in a clear, straightforward style, it places words within a context familiar to the student. It extends and reinforces key dictionary skills by showing parts of speech (for example, whether a word is a noun or verb) and other forms of a word (for example plural forms as well as adjectival forms). Numbered definitions show multiple uses. Pronunciation help is given for difficult or easily confusable words. Synonyms (similar words) and antonyms (opposite words) are given to build vocabulary. The clear layout, highlighted headwords and colour guide words plus the A--Z on every page ensure that the dictionary is an easy-to-use reference tool. Clearly labelled colour illustrations and photographs add extra meaning and information.
It also includes the Collins Word Wizard section which provides unbeatable homework help with writing, grammar, spelling strategies, and how to use the Internet as well as fiendish dictionary games.
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