tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< July 2003 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
   1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Using Google as a Dictionary

I have found a new use of google. For years I was looking for an excellent electronic English dictionary to no avail. It turns out Google is the answer.

For example, I want to use the phrase at no avail but I am not sure if it is used correctly. It does not help that the dictionary does not have such entry. But a search with news.google.com quickly turns up many examples. It also shows me that the correct phrase is to no avail instead of at no avail. Now I can use the correct phrase with confidence.

2003.07.29 [] - comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

Boris Johnson breathing without aid in intensive care (07 Apr 2020)

 

Coronavirus warship row: Acting US Navy secretary resigns (07 Apr 2020)

 

Coronavirus: Virtual wedding surprise celebration for doctors (07 Apr 2020)

 

Coronavirus: Tracking the pandemic (07 Apr 2020)

 

Coronavirus French death toll passes 10,000 (07 Apr 2020)

 

Coronavirus: New York reports highest single-day virus death toll (07 Apr 2020)

 

George Pell: Cardinal says he holds 'no ill will' over abuse claim (07 Apr 2020)

 

Coronavirus: Four out of five people's jobs hit by pandemic (07 Apr 2020)

 

Ecuador ex-president Correa jailed in absentia for corruption (07 Apr 2020)

 

Syria War: 'Highly probable' Syrian military hit civilian targets - UN (07 Apr 2020)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Ship traffic, April 8 (7 Apr 2020)

 

Ship traffic, April 7 (6 Apr 2020)

 

GM, Honda will team up on 2 electric vehicles (5 Apr 2020)

 

Startups are pummeled in the ‘great unwinding’ (5 Apr 2020)

 

Big media companies see boost in audience, but it may not last (5 Apr 2020)

 

Bleak report of 700,000 jobs lost portends even deeper cuts (4 Apr 2020)

more »


Site feed Updated: 2020-Apr-07 15:00