Two errors in Collins cobuild dictionary?

super forget   Tuesday, September 14, 2004, 12:51 GMT
Yesterday I copied two sentences from Collins cobuild dictionary into Supermemo. To my surprise, I found two of them maybe wrong.

1) 8 sleep
I'm going take the dog down to the vet's and have her put to sleep.

I think the sentence shoud be someting like: I'm going to take...

2) 1 quip quips
A quip is a remark that is intended be amusing or clever. (WRITTEN)

Perhaps it should be "... that is intended to be..."?
Boy   Tuesday, September 14, 2004, 14:05 GMT
You are probably right in your assessment but imho they are not earth-shattering mistakes. I had the same mistakes in my CD. I guess there are many more like this in other entries but they are not major mistakes which can influence the overall meaning of words.


To quip means to say something that is intended to be amusing or clever.

In the second definition of the word, harpercollins got the mistake right, and printed prepostion "to" after the word "intended". Anyways, don't read too much into it.
Mi5 Mick   Tuesday, September 14, 2004, 14:51 GMT
You're definitely right. They're both obvious mistakes as you pointed out.
Steve K   Tuesday, September 14, 2004, 16:43 GMT
Artificial exmaples from dicitonaries are not very useful. Find your own examples in your reading. Learn vocabulary from content and not from dictionaries.