The Cambridge Written English Corpus is a very large collection of written English texts. It contains British, American, Canadian, Irish, Scottish and other varieties of English.
Currently it totals over a billion words, making it the largest component of the Cambridge English Corpus. We are continually adding new texts from a wide variety of sources to make sure the corpus stays up-to-date:
- Our newest addition is CANELC – Cambridge and Nottingham E-language Corpus.
What’s in the Cambridge Written English Corpus?
The range of texts contained in the corpus is vast, and includes:
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How do we use the Cambridge Written English Corpus?
Cambridge use the Written Corpus to:
- Examine how we use English in a wide range of different written contexts
- Find the most common words and phrases used in writing
- See which words commonly occur together
This means that you can:
- learn the most frequent and important words first
- feel confident that you are using the correct style and tone when writing for different audiences
English Grammar Today is an indispensable guide to contemporary English grammar and usage. With extensive corpus research at its core, the grammar book provides over 500 entries organised into an easy-to-use A-Z structure.
Authentic examples of written and spoken English place the grammar in context and the clear explanations make it ideal for intermediate learners of English at CEF levels B1-B2, including those preparing for IELTS or Cambridge English exams such as Preliminary and First.