ch01 - Reference Skills Objectives Describe three types of...

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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 1 - 2 Reference Skills Objectives Describe three types of dictionaries. Use a dictionary confidently to determine spelling, meaning, pronunciation, syllabication, accent, word usage, and word history.
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 1 - 3 Reference Skills Select a dictionary to suit your needs. Anticipate what information is included in dictionaries and what information is not. Understand the value of reference manuals.
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 1 - 4 Becoming an Expert You can become a business communication expert by learning where to find answers. You will need these books: A good reference manual Your textbook A current college-level dictionary
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 1 - 5 Types of Dictionaries Pocket Dictionaries May contain up to 75,000 entries Serve as handy — but incomplete — references
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 1 - 6 Types of Dictionaries College-level or Desk Dictionaries May contain over 170,000 entries Are abridged (shortened) Often include extra features such as geographical, biographical, measurement, and language data
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 1 - 7 Types of Dictionaries Unabridged Dictionaries (complete) May include over 450,000 entries Used by professional writers and scholars Found in libraries, schools, editorial offices
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 1 - 8 Check your skill . . . Which of the three types of dictionaries would be best for your use in homework assignments? a. Pocket dictionary b. College-level/desk dictionary c. Unabridged dictionary
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 1 - 9 Check your skill . . . Which of the three types of dictionaries would be best for your use in homework assignments? a. Pocket dictionary b. College-level/desk dictionary c. Unabridged dictionary
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 1 - 10 Ten Important Points in Using Your Dictionary 1. Read the introduction to your dictionary. Are all dictionaries identical when determining order of definitions?
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 1 - 11 Ten Important Points in Using Your Dictionary 2. Use the guide words at the tops of the pages to locate words quickly.
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 1 - 12 Ten Important Points in Using Your Dictionary 3. Learn to distinguish among: Syllable breaks shown by centered dots Hyphens that show hyphenated words Spaces left between words that indicate separate words
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 1 - 13 Check your skill . . . What would you assume if you looked up the word parttime and could not find it in a college-level dictionary?
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Ch. 1 - 14 Check your skill . . . What would you assume if you
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