In this Issue
Welcome to a new year and a double issue of MED Magazine, the webzine of the Macmillan Dictionaries resource site.
The penultimate article in the short series on phrasal verbs describes one of the productive ways in which phrasal verbs and other types of phrasal vocabulary have been created and have multiplied and changed over the centuries.
In the Focus on Phrasal Verbs column you can read about the most typical types of error made by learners when using phrasal verbs in writing and speech. This article also offers some useful guidelines for teaching phrasal verbs.
In the corpora tips article you'll find an overview of the influence of corpora on language research and lexicography in the last couple of decades, and a description of a new technique for the exploration of grammatical and lexical patterns of words.
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On behalf of the Macmillan Dictionaries team I wish you a very happy new year and happy browsing this month!