Which English dictionary should I buy?
I am studying English as a Second Language at the moment. Recently, my teacher gave me an advise that I should buy a monolingual dictionary to expand my vocabulary, pronunciation,grammar, etc. But I wonder which dictionary that is suitable for me because I find at least six dictionaries for advanced learners on the internet. They are including:
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 9th Edition
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, 6th Edition
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary, 9th Edition
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 4th Edition
Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, 2nd Edition
Merriam Webster's Advanced Learner's English Dictionary, 2nd edition
Could anyone tell me the difference between these dictionaries? And which one is more useful than the others in IELTS exam? Thank you in advanced
- PearlLv 76 months ago
i think any of them would be okay
- Jimmy CLv 76 months ago
It depends what country you are in and who you will be working with, and whether you want american English or real English. I would stay away from american dictionaries because their definitions are often inaccurate and of course they use american grammar and spelling.
I use The Concise Oxford Dictionary at home, but that is an actual book.