It shows some examples of search terms when using the BYU-COCA corpus interface that arose from everyday classroom situations and questions from fellow teachers. Often images and text are linked to the results of a search (internet connection required); do follow these links as they can show more details.


Note that free registration is required to use BYU-COCA corpus interface.

I imagine potential readers using this on their portable device as they use the BYU-COCA corpus interface.


Note that all links here now point to the original (or old) version of the interface; a new edition of the ebook using the new interface may be worked on or may not depending on interest.


Thanks for reading and keep on corpusing.

Mura Nava, May 2016

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#1 wildcard asterisk

Click image to see results of search


A student in my TOEIC class, when we were looking at adjective endings -ED and -ING, asked what was the difference between “unmotivated” and “demotivated”. I replied that demotivated describes someone after some experience whereas unmotivated is a general state of being. I wasn’t too sure if that was sufficient so whilst the class was engaged in the following part of the lesson I used the wildcard asterisk, see image above.

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