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Before Samuel Johnson's dictionary was published, A. only the Royal Dictionary was authorized for usage. B. the English language was free of complex terminology. C. there was no authoritative guide to the English language. D. writers were unconcerned with the exact meanings of words
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User: Before Samuel Johnson's dictionary was published, A. only the Royal Dictionary was authorized for usage. B. the English language was free of complex terminology. C. there was no authoritative guide to the English language. D. writers were unconcerned with the exact meanings of words

Weegy: he difference could be captured by imagining each dictionary's ideal reader. The modern dictionary's ideal reader is a Martian scientist: someone with no background knowledge, no context or assumptions, who wants a unique definition for every word. [ [ Johnson's dictionary, on the other hand, implies a reader much like Johnson himself: a curious and intelligent speaker of English who comes to the dictionary not to learn the meanings of familiar words, but to gain a fuller sense of them?their overtones, history, and idiomatic use. Johnson recognizes the paradox of the dictionary?you have to know most of what's in it in order to use it?and writes accordingly. If Johnson's dictionary is literary in this fundamental sense, it is also a part of English literature in at least three other ways ] ]
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