The excerpt suggests that johnson's work is significant
read the excerpt from samuel johnson's preface to a
dictionary of the english language.
i applied myself to the perusal of our writers; and noting
whatever might be of use to ascertain or illustrate any
word or phrase, accumulated in time the materials of a
dictionary, which, by degrees, i reduced to method,
establishing to myself, in the progress of the work, such
rules as experience and analogy suggested to me;
experience, which practice and observation were
continually increasing; and analogy, which, though in
some words obscure, was evident in others.
teaches readers how to understand analogies.
follows a method prescribed by other dictionaries.
reflects an exhaustive study of its words.
includes obscure words not previously defined.
In the excerpt above, Johnson says that he used many methods in order to compile this dictionary - he read a lot of books, used his experience, and used many analogies for readers to connect words and their meanings on their own. A is incorrect because that's not the point of a dictionary; B is incorrect because he doesn't even mention other dictionaries; D is incorrect because a dictionary cannot only list obscure words.
the answer is:
in the fourth paragraph. ( the paragraph that begins with “on friday of my third ”).
hope it !
a low four-wheeled open carriage of a kind formerly used in russia.
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