careful, competent, fast, fluent, good, proficient
poor, slow
alert, astute, attentive, eagle-eyed, observant

Alert readers may have noticed the misprint in last week's column.


The book is accessible to the interested reader with basic knowledge of the subject.

discerning, informed, knowledgeable, sophisticated
avid, great, voracious
faithful, long-time (esp. AmE), loyal, regular

regular readers of this magazine

adult, female, male, women, young
general, lay, non-specialist

a book that will be too difficult for the general reader

newspaper, tabloid (esp. BrE)
Newsweek, Times, etc.
reader of

a voracious reader of science fiction

dear reader (humorous)

And so, dear reader, our tale comes to its end.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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