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Dictionaries/Reference Materials

  Longman Dictionary of American English

Business and technical terms are included in this 52,000 word comprehensive dictionary with interactive CD-Rom. Sentences show correct usage, thesaurus boxes give synonym and antonym information, and a Learner’s Handbook provides valuable, writing, grammar, and communication information. The CD-Rom can be used for pronunciation practice.
  Oxford Collocations Dictionary

The word combinations in this dictionary enable readers to express their ideas naturally and accurately. Use this great resource to choose the best adjective to describe a noun and to clear up confusion regarding preposition usage. Example sentences help the reader make the appropriate word choice.
  The Language of Meetings
by Malcolm Goodale

Whether you want to present an argument, demonstrate support or opposition, use persuasion, or disagree politely, this concise book will give you the phrases and collocations to express yourself effectively and participate more meaningfully.
  Chartbook: A Reference Grammar
by Betty Azar

Find easy to understand answers to all of your grammar questions.
  Pocket Keys for Writers
by Ann Raimes

This practical guide fits easily into a purse or briefcase and is a wonderful resource on style, grammar, and punctuation. A special section addresses common errors made by ESL writers.
  Three Little Words: A, An, and The
by Elizabeth Claire

If you struggle with which articles to use and when, this book will clear up the confusion.
  English Collocations in Use: Advanced
by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O'Dell

A good knowledge of collocations (typical word combinations) is essential for fluent and natural-sounding English.
Also available online!
  Longman Language Activator: Helps You Write and Speak Natural English, Second Edition

This resource groups words together that are similar in meaning and then elaborates on what makes them different. Use it to find the exact words to get your ideas across in a way that sounds appropriate and natural.
  Longman Business English Dictionary

Using sentences that have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, this dictionary has over 20,000 words and phrases used extensively in business contexts.
  Words That Sell: More than 6,000 Entries to Help You Promote Your Products, Services, and Ideas
by Richard Bayan

The 75 word/phrase lists in this book will help you find the precise word or phrase that you need to get your point across concisely and with impact. The appendix alerts us to wordy phrases and commonly misspelled and misused words.
    Merriam Webster Dictionary Online

Named the number one online dictionary, this version of Merriam Webster allows you to practice pronunciation, discover word meanings, and listen to daily podcasts.

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