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    Silverobama is offline Senior Member
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    Default 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

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    Default Re: Enlarge the vocabulary

    Try, increase.

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    Default Re: Enlarge the vocabulary

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

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    Default 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.

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