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Questions related to reference material found on the internet.

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How should the new Lexico-hosted Oxford dictionary be cited?

I noticed that not long ago (in June) Oxford University Press changed the server that hosted what they used to call "Oxford Living Dictionaries". I used Oxford Living Dictionaries a bit in the past. ...
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Where can I find audio story? [closed]

Alright, hopefully, this is the right place to ask: I understand there are audiobooks, however, I don't like them because they are long pages and it will be better to listen for a small story, better ...
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How can you search pronunciations of words on Youtube?

I'm not sure this is on-topic, but I'm giving it a shot because it's a useful tool in hearing how different people pronounce words. There was a site I used to use where I could type in a word into a ...
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Is this Folk-Etymology Dictionary a reliable source?

I’ve come across the Revd A Smythe Palmer's Folk Etymology (first published 1882) which defines itself as a Dictionary of verbal corruption or word perverted in form or meaning by false derivation ...
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Is there a tool that provides/suggests words that come before or after a word?

Are there any tools/APIs that provide this service? Example: (After) Free Free beer Free pizza Free stuff (Before) Beer Craft Beer Draft Beer Free Beer Cheap Beer Thanks.
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Resourses for reviewing writings

I am looking for sites or communities where I can post my writings for reviews free of charge. Is there any?
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A service that delivers common vocabulary daily?

I have subscribed to Merriam Webster, dictionary.com, and a few other online dictionaries to send me words daily, but frankly, they send me vocabulary that I have never come across in my life and ...
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Where does it say that resources are off-topic on main?

It's been assumed that questions about resources are off-topic because they aren't questions about the language per se. Here's an example: Main - I'm looking for a tool for comparing the meaning ...
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How was an OED page made available free of charge?

I have access to OED through the public library system of the UK and I am aware that others without subscriptions cannot verify my citations. There is a comment on the second answer to this question ...
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Where can I find an English dictionary that I can search by number of syllables, transitive/intransitive, and other grammatical markers?

I need to find lists of English words that meet certain criteria, such as having a certain number of syllables, or being intransitive verbs. Is there an online English dictionary that will allow me to ...
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Best online slang dictionary for old slang

I'm looking for slang words that would have been in use around 1910 in New York. Anyone know of an online resource that might work?
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Any online English dictionaries listing the previous pronunciation of words?

I am interested to know the pronunciation of words in the past fifty years or so. Does anyone know any online dictionaries which list the former pronunciation of words in English language?
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Online pronunciation dictionary for conversational version of phrases

Is there any online pronunciation dictionary which shows conversational version of phrases e.g. /ə ˈkʌpə tiː/ instead of /ˈə ˈkʌp ˈəv ˈtiː/ ?
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Dictionary that provides all correct usages of words

I have been reading "Dictionary of American idioms" and I was impressed by the way phrasal verbs are explained. For example, the phrasal verbs associated with the word abide are defined in the ...
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Where can I find a list of English words sorted by popularity, together with their pronunciations?

I'd like to have a list of English words sorted by popularity together with their pronunciations. I need it to learn the words I can't pronounce in popularity order. Is there anything like that I can ...
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Is there a place i can send my English writing so they can correct it for me? [duplicate]

I want to create content for my website but I am not a native English speaker, so I will have a lot of errors for sure. I am wondering if there's a place I can send my writings to be checked and ...
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How to find uncommon synonyms

I am currently writing a FanFiction. However, given that it has long chapters, repitition of certain words makes certain parts tedious to read. I recently saw xkcd's Simple Writer, which helps us to ...
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Internet resources to research frequency of usage of a word

I am curious about how often the word gaslighting (in the contemporary sense of "a form of manipulation through persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying in an attempt to destabilize ...
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What sort of resource request questions do we accept on meta?

We often migrate resource request questions to meta, and there's no denying that some resources are very useful to the users of this community. Here's my attempt at broadly categorising these ...
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How useful are Ngrams in exploring English? (The case of “fit down”) [duplicate]

I've noticed that Ngrams feature quite often in threads I've been involved with (I've used it myself) but, allowing that the Ngram program can be useful, how cautious should we be in using it? An ...
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Is there an online speech comparison programme

I work as an Assistant Language Teacher in Japan. There is a language sample for the textbook- the school (and nearly every teacher) is super boring about using the textbook. They'd like me to sound ...
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How do I avoid asking about mondegreens?

In https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/337601/what-does-stacked-mean-in-the-eminem-song-lose-yourself , I asked about the meaning-in-context of a misheard word. However, it wasn't just ...
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Where can I ask for free proofreading?

I know that proofreading is prohibited in this site. However, I'd like to ask if there are free online websites to do that. I remember once there was a website where I can help people in Spanish/...
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Is Urban Dictionary an acceptable source?

The reason I ask this is because an answer I gave to a question quoted an Urban Dictionary definition and received 2 downvotes without any explanation as to why. Could anyone please tell me what (if ...
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Dubious value of internet searches for frequency of word usage [duplicate]

Respondents often post data pertaining to how often a particular word is "hit" when an internet search is done to find out how many times it has actually been used. I have two concerns about this: 1. ...
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List of most useful NLP resources and tools

We already have lists of general-reference resources, one on meta and a larger one on main. For the most part, these are things like dictionaries and thesauri, not actual tools related to natural ...
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Resources to determine pseudo-anglicisms

What resources can I use to determine if a given phrase is a pseudo-anglicism? For example, "top page" is not a common English expression, but a native speaker of Japanese who's learning English may ...
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Common accepted online resources [duplicate]

What would be well-known, and in a certain measure reliable, online resources that should be checked before asking a question, or that could help with answering questions? I've got a few listed that ...