Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Aug 2010
    • Posts: 689
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Enlarge the vocabulary

    Hi,

    I am wondering if it is idiomatic to say things like:


    I am reading this novel so as to enlarge my vocabluary.


    Is it idiomatic to say "enlarge my vocabluary"?


    Thanks a lot

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 774
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Enlarge the vocabulary

    Try, increase.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: May 2010
    • Posts: 44
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Enlarge the vocabulary

    My dictionary gives - to build vocabulary, develop vocabulary, enlarge vocabulary

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,225
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: Enlarge the vocabulary

    I agree wiith Lauralie2- increase (or expand) would work better. Also, I think it would be more natural without so as, which is correct but wordy.

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] how the way to enlarge our vocabulary easily
    By alfima in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Dec-2009, 01:55
  2. enlarge - broaden - widen
    By marvan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-May-2009, 12:09
  3. enlarge , zoom
    By WUKEN in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-Oct-2008, 19:07
  4. vocabulary
    By ali ahmed shaikh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Nov-2007, 09:00
  5. vocabulary
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Apr-2007, 13:49

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •