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Title:
The Facts on File student's thesaurus
Author:
McCutcheon, Marc.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
vi, 504 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Provides synonyms and antonyms for more than 7000 words listed in alphabetical order.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780816040582
Format :
Book

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Central Library PE1591 .H45 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

For Grades 5 through 12 This updated and expanded resource is for young people who need to find the right word to express themselves but are overwhelmed by adult thesauruses. Expressly designed to meet their needs


Author Notes

Marc McCutcheon is a freelance writer & author of several books, including "The Facts on File Student's Thesaurus." He lives in South Portland, ME.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

The author's definition of a thesaurus as "a book that lists synonyms and antonyms" is true but only partly so. A thesaurus can be a book with any collection of words, subject headings, topical terms, etc. This one is a useful collection of synonyms, antonyms, and usage examples. It has 7,300 words, 2,000 more than the first edition, published in 1991. Each entry starts with the word, followed by its part of speech and usually three to eight synonyms or related words, a sentence in which the entry word is used, and, if appropriate, several antonyms. Bolding and italics have been used to delineate the entry elements. The book's main purpose seems to be as a vocabulary-building tool, and this is especially true of the "word search" feature listing terms that are related to selected entry words but are not synonyms. For example, the word search under government includes anarchy, coup d'etat, monarchy, and several other terms, with very brief definitions. Word search terms under phobia include the names of phobias related to bridges (gephyyrophobia), dogs (cynophobia), work (ergophobia), and more. There are too few word searches to be truly useful, and it seems unlikely that students would go to the thesaurus to find words in this way, although young people who are acquiring the good habit of being dictionary browsers will enjoy and learn. The straightforward alphabetical arrangement makes this thesaurus accessible to students. The example sentences provide a sense of context and are aimed at a young audience ("Hip-hop dancers perform with abandon"). The volume is a bit expensive for an individual student's library, but it would be a good addition to a school or public library needing a thesaurus designed for young adults.


Excerpts

Excerpts

For Grades 5 through 12 This updated and expanded resource is for young people who need to find the right word to express themselves but are overwhelmed by adult thesauruses. Expressly designed to meet their needs, this volume incorporates entries for more than 7,000 of the most commonly used words in the English language. The second edition includes: • New! A word search feature that lists terms related to the primary entry to build vocabulary • New! 2,500 additional entries • Synonyms for all meanings of the listed word • A sample sentence for each meaning • A list of antonyms. Excerpted from The Facts on File Student's Thesaurus by Marc McCutcheon All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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