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Newsletter #3 - 6/1/2001

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In this newsletter:
  1. ADVANTAGES OF A SECOND DICTIONARY
  2. INEXPENSIVE AND FAST SHIPMENT METHODS
  3. COLLINS COBUILD THIRD EDITION NOW AVAILABLE
  4. PATCHES FOR OED AVAILABLE
  5. WORD OF THE DAY
  6. ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS
  7. THE TWENTY-VOLUME OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY - only $825
  8. WRITE TO US
  9. SURVEY
  10. SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE





1. ADVANTAGES OF A SECOND DICTIONARY

There are advantages to having a second dictionary on your hard drive.

If you have ever tried to look up a definition that just did not seem to make sense, or if you were not sure of a definition and wanted a second opinion from another dictionary, then you have experienced some of the reasons why you should have several dictionaries installed on your computer ready for instant access. Any dictionary can be missing some definitions.

Most dictionaries are written by a team, and as a result the quality of the definitions vary. There is also the variation that can be caused by the writer just not understanding a particular definition very well and passing on his confusion to the reader. There can be many reasons why a very good dictionary on occasion just does not meet your expectations for a particular word.

With several dictionaries installed to your computer’s hard drive you can access definitions from several dictionaries easily.

A good second dictionary is the Random House Unabridged Dictionary. This is one of a few dictionaries that will install the text, sound files and graphics to your hard drive for instant access. It is also a very inexpensive American Unabridged dictionary and although it is an unabridged dictionary the definitions are not overly complicated. It costs only $27 from eLearnAid.com (manufacturer list price is $29.95). The definitions contain more data than dictionaries written for non-native speakers or other less advanced dictionaries. There are also more definitions and more words defined. So when you feel you have not found the correct definition, or the definition does not provide enough information to satisfy you, it is a good dictionary to consult.

The Random House Unabridged Dictionary uses a large vocabulary so you might have to look up other words that appear in a definition in order to get a full understanding of the meaning. The solution is took look up such words in a less advanced dictionary. For more information on the best ways to look up words for a full understanding one should read The Basic Study Manual which we can now ship to most Asian and European countries via air for around $13USD.

For more information on this product, click here: http://www.elearnaid.com/studyguides.html




2. INEXPENSIVE AND FAST SHIPMENT METHODS

We can now ship up via airmail (3 to 6 day delivery) for around $13 to most Asian and European countries (and some others) for a package up to 1.81 kilograms. We just realized that this shipping option could also be used for books. Using this method we can ship one very large book -- for example, the Collins Cobuild 3rd edition can be shipped this way. We can also ship two or three small books for around the same price. Our shipping prices now reflect this method. Choose the shipping method “Int. Air Mail”.

If you would like a book we don’t carry, feel free to let us know. Many of our best selling items were originally special requests we decided to carry. Email us at: info2@elearnaid.com

We also just introduced a new shipping method called “Int. Air CDs” for CDs only. This is the cheapest way to get software on CD or DVDs. We repackage the software securely wrapped in bubble wrap and mail the package to you. If you need something fast you can also use “UPS Worldwide Express”. It is two business days guaranteed to most major cities.




3. COLLINS COBUILD THIRD EDITION NOW AVAILABLE

The Collins Cobuild Third Edition Hardback and CD is finally in stock and ready for immediate delivery and the hardback weighs just under 1.81 kilograms! Both of these products were supposed to be released in January by the publisher, but we have them now and are shipping them in droves.

The CD installs fully to disk and has all the features of the first and the second edition on CD (also called “edict”). For more information on the CD go to: http://www.elearnaid.com/colcoboncdro1.html

We can ship the hardback via airmail for only $12.85 to most Asian and European countries and a few others as well. For more information on the hardback go to: http://www.elearnaid.com/colcobendic31.html

Many of you already have these products and I would love to hear from you. If you write, please indicate if your comments are ok for publication on our website. You will probably find yourself quoted at our site. Email me at: info2@elearnaid.com


4. PATCHES FOR OED AVAILABLE

Patches are available to enable you to run the OED (Oxford English Dictionary) for CDs version 2.0 under Windows ME and Windows 2000. To save you the trouble of contacting Oxford Tech Support (phone in the US is 1-877-773-4325) we have put the patches for Windows ME and Windows 2000 on our website where they are available 24 hours a day. If you need this patch, feel free to download the patches from our website.

Click here for Windows ME or Windows 2000




5. WORD OF THE DAY

EDITION

noun
1) the size or form in which a book is published [I bought a paperback edition of the novel.]
2) all of the copies of a book, newspaper, or other publication that are printed at about the same time [the final edition of the newspaper]

This word comes from the Webster’s New World Children’s Dictionary on CD-ROM. This CD is available at: http://www.elearnaid.com/talwebchildi.html




6. ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS

One of eLearnAid.com's most popular products has been the Oxford English Dictionary on CD-ROM from Oxford University Press. This dictionary is the most complete dictionary of the English Language (in paper it is 20 volumes!) and has definitions in it that are not available anywhere else. It is a valuable reference for anyone who writes or needs to fully understand English. With a click of a mouse, you can swiftly view words in the most comprehensive dictionary available on CD-ROM. It can be purchased online for $220 (manufacturer list price is $295).

To order, click here: http://www.elearnaid.com/oxendicseced.html




7. THE TWENTY-VOLUME OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY -- only $825

The twenty volume Oxford English Dictionary is now available for only $825 (manufacturer list price is $999). These are brand new volumes and at $825 you are paying only $41.25 per volume. Shipping to a US address is approximately $75 depending on your location.

For more information go to: http://www.elearnaid.com/oxendic20vol.html




8. WRITE TO US

You can always write to the Public Services Manager. The Public Services Manager likes to hear from you. Your views, ideas and even any difficulty you may have are of concern to her. She will help you with any matter you care to write to her about.

Write to:
eLearnAid Public Services Manager
P O Box 921585, Sylmar CA 91392 USA
ruth@elearnaid.com




9. SURVEY

If you have already purchased a product from eLearnAid.com...
What did you buy?
How did you like the product?

Please let us know if it is ok to publish your comments.

Please email your response to us at: info2@elearnaid.com


10. SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE

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