The dictionary that helps students write and speak natural-sounding English, now in a new edition with CD-ROM.
Which words usually go together? This dictionary shows you the common word combinations (collocations) that are essential for natural-sounding British and American English. Completely revised and extended, the new edition has over 250,000 collocations and over 75,000 examples.
Based on the English Corpus, a 2-billion word corpus that provides authoritative information on the most typical collocations. Collocations only found in British or American English are clearly labelled. Examples, using British and American English, show how collocations work in context. Headwords printed in blue help you find the right word faster. CD-ROM with the complete dictionary, a searchable index that makes it easy to find the collocation you are looking for, and practice exercises. CD-ROM has pop-up definitions of every word included in the dictionary, with spoken pronunciation of British and American English. Collocations grouped according to part of speech and meaning. Usage notes show collocations shared by sets of words such as languages and seasons.
About installing - Fixed bug: You've noticed that Collocations Dictionary 2nd Edition 2009 consists of 3 files: setup.exe, autorun.exe, autorun.inf and 2 folders: ocol2e.data and QUICKfind. Just click on setup.exe and installation will begin. Choose destination folder of your choice. Install it. The core of the program is located in ocol2e.data. In it is located pron.skn. Copy the contents of that folder into place where the program is located (usually C:\Program Files\Collocations Dictionary\ocoll2e.data\pron.skn Keep in mind that you need 292 MB of space on that disk. After instalation click on shortcut created on Desktop. That's it. No serials, keys or password required.