SYNONYMS

Need to find the right word?

Use our dictionary of synonyms to find substitutes when you want to avoid using the same word repeatedly when speaking or writing, to find a more modern or more formal equivalent of a word, or to broaden your vocabulary.

Kafka
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Carefully constructed: the language of Franz Kafka

 

A few months ago I took part in a discussion of Kafka on Melvyn Bragg’s radio programme In Our Time. One of the other participants…

Questions about language

Why is the alphabet arranged the way it is? How many words are there in the English language? Get the answers to some intriguing language questions.

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“As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.”

Mark Twain

(1835–1910)

American writer

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Quiz: how good is your Canadian English?

 

Although Canadian English is often lumped together with American English, Canadian English stands apart as its own distinct…