Monday, June 13, 2005

Site for finding word partners

Adding to our resources is the link for Variation in English Words and Phrases. This resource enables a person to research the words that go with a particular word. For example, I entered the word "paragon" which Merriam-Webster defines as "a model of excellence or perfection," and found that the most common phrase that follows it is "of virtue." I did this by skimming down the list of uses that was returned.
This can be a useful site for finding out what words follow a word you want to use.