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Word Finder (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Word Finder In putting together this little book the authors have tried to meet a long-felt, specific need of the elementary school child. The Word Finder aims to accomplish just one thing: to enable the pupil to look up quickly the spelling of words to be used in written work. It has no other function. But it tries to do that one thing well by omitting all material not pertinent to that special use. The authors hope that the book will make easier the development of a spelling conscience and the dictionary habit. It is not intended to supplant the dictionary or to take the place of the spelling lesson, but rather to be one among many means whereby spelling may be taught and the written vocabulary enlarged. There is nothing new in this little volume, except the scheme of its construction. The words are the common words of our daily written vocabularies. The spellings accord with long-accepted standards. The word order differs from that of ordinary dictionaries only in its strict adherence to the alphabet for derived words and inflected forms as well as for basic words; and that plan itself is not new. The novelty consists rather in what has been left out than in what has been put in. There are no definitions, pronunciations, or derivations, because a child on the point of using a word in writing assuredly knows the meaning already, is not in search of the pronunciation, and cannot stop to bother with the derivation of that word. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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