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Oxford A-Z of English Usage


The Oxford A-Z of English Usage is a comprehensive guide to a wide range of proper English pronunciation, spelling, grammar, word usage, hyphenation, and more.

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Description

Version: 6.0.009 Updated: 2016-09-29 License: 30-day trial

Oxford A-Z of English usage - a quick and effective guide to correct English.

  • All the essential information about usage and correct English that is needed on a day-to-day basis
  • Entries on common issues of uncertainty and confusion in handy A-Z sequence
  • More than 20 feature articles on specific subjects such as hyphenation or Latin plurals
  • Based on Oxford's world-leading dictionary research and contemporary language monitoring

Is it correct to pronounce "mischievous" as a three-syllable word (miss -chi-vuhss) or a four-syllable word (miss-chee -vi-uhss)? Should we write "12 am" or "12 a.m."?
If it is right to use "alumni" as the plural of "alumnus," why is it wrong to use "octopi" as the plural of "octopus"? What is the difference between "principle" and "principal"? Is it "just desserts" or "just deserts"?

If you don't know the answer to these questions, then Oxford A-Z of English Usage is just what you are looking for, containing a gold mine of useful advice on a wide array of common writing and speaking problems.

Also includes advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems, Inc.

SEARCH TOOLS - effortlessly find words thanks to a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface.
Intelligent search integrates several tools to match or suggest what you are looking for:
  • Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type
  • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases
  • An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word
  • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results
  • Voice search function
  • Share word definitions via installed apps on your device
LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary.
  • ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library
  • ‘Recent’ list to easily review looked-up words
  • ‘Word of the day’ section to expand your vocabulary daily
  • Home screen widget provides random words at a glance
Get MORE by purchasing the full version of the Oxford A-Z of English Usage:
  • Feature-complete license for unlimited time
  • Offline mode - look up words without an internet connection
  • Premium Support – our support team will help you
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What’s new

Version: 6.0
  • New improved camera search (with support for Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish and English)
  • Reliability and speed improvements
Version: 5.1.020
  • Completely redesigned user interface and experience
  • Ability to share word definitions
  • ‘Word of the Day’ feature
  • New camera search function
  • Performance improvements