The new Gem Dictionary & Thesaurus is a winning combination. It provides dictionary definitions and thesaurus synonyms in the unique Collins layout of matching entries on each page - two books in one, in the handy and ever-popular Gem format. The dictionary text gives short, clear definitions of the core words of the language - those most likely to be looked up - and has been created using the Bank of English, the world's largest database of the English language. Matching thesaurus entries on the same page provide a generous choice of alternative words for thousands of dictionary entries. These synonyms cover a wide range of usage and are arranged in A-Z form for ease of use. Now with a unique Language in Action supplement that gives guidance on writing English. The range of information provided in ur bestselling Gem format makes this new edition a uniquely valuable quick-reference source.