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Xavier Abadia ("Xavier Abadia" <xabadiar@...>) on May 7, 2012

Hi! Excuse me that I am writing again to criticize the GID dictionary. As = you may check, the GID lacks a series of basic words, which are among the 5= 000 most frequently-used words in English (Davies & Gardner, 2010: A freque= ncy dictionary of American English):

absence, acceptable, activity, additi= on, adolescent, aircraft, announcement, beauty, commander, creation, crista= l, discourage, eastern, employment, establishment, expertise, formation, ki= ller, lover, married, multiple, oversee, physician, proposition, reflection= , rhetoric, seventh, shuttle, singer, sixth, stranger, thinking.

This is n= ot an exhaustive list, and still it would be longer if I had included many = words which are not among the 5000 most frequently-used, yet they are quite= common:

amusing, annoying, believer, clan, desirable, dictator, disciple,= discouragement, eighteen, emptiness, fashionable, footstep, fourteen, furt= hest, grandparent, grieve, guardian, hateful, helper, helpless, imitation, = imperfect, interpreter, ninth, ordinal, reddish, riches, simplicity, simpli= fy, stimulus, tenth, thirsty, thirteen, etc.

Greetings, Xavi.

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