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.

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Can you complete these phrases?

 

How well do you know common English phrases? Give our quiz a try and see if you can fill in the blanks. [qzzr quiz="85270"…

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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Quote of the week

“Soon can mean in one second, Soon can mean in one year. Soon is a terrible word.”

Heinrich Böll

(1917–1985)

German novelist and short-story writer

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Oxford Dictionaries Apostrophe Challenge

Do you always know where to put apostrophes? Take our Apostrophe Challenge quiz to find out.

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Reflections on language by… David Foster Wallace

 

The Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus included sections labelled ‘reflections’ by some notable writers, including Zadie…