The corpus and Oxford Dictionaries
Dictionaries are built using corpora – but what is a corpus, how is one built, and how do Oxford Dictionaries use them? Explore the world of the corpus.
Varieties of English
English is far more than one language. We look across the world and over time to explore many different varieties of English.
Useful crossword answers, words which break common spelling rules, or unusual words to impress your friends: this page has the word lists you're looking for.
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