Questions tagged [dictionaries]

For questions about English dictionaries

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
18
votes
3answers
13k views

SB and STH in dictionaries

tell sb to do sth (Cambridge Learner's Dictionary) When I look in dictionaries, I often see the words sb and sth. Are these proper words? What do they mean? Can I use these words in my essays, for ...
7
votes
1answer
963 views

Looking for a 1000 most frequent english words

Is there a free list of 1000 most frequent words used in everyday English? If there is a list with usage examples (as each of those words has multiple meanings for sure, not to cound phrasal verbs), ...
23
votes
5answers
4k views

How much should I trust Wiktionary?

My first reference that I use for English words is Wiktionary. I primarily do so because it's a not-for-profit project, so I don't have to worry about it suddenly charging for subscriptions, or that ...