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    kazewolf is offline Junior Member
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    Default What english words should i learn

    Hello guys,
    Long story short. I am a 14 year old high school student(going to year 9 next year), I want to transfer to a better school however my english is bad so i need improve on it.I am here to ask you guys what words i should know(or any good words that i can use in a piece of writing). Any recommendations will be appreciated, i will be taking down every word i don't know listed up here and checking their definitions.

    Also, if i have any mistakes in my post, please correct me and post it here, i will be very grateful.
    Thank you

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    Default Re: What english words should i learn

    Welcome to the board, kazewolf.

    For a start, always capitalise I.

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    Default Re: What english words should i learn

    Quote Originally Posted by kazewolf View Post
    Hello guys,
    Long story short. I am a 14 year old high school student(going to year 9 next year), I want to transfer to a better school however my english is bad so i need improve on it.I am here to ask you guys what words i should know(or any good words that i can use in a piece of writing). Any recommendations will be appreciated, i will be taking down every word i don't know listed up here and checking their definitions.

    Also, if i have any mistakes in my post, please correct me and post it here, i will be very grateful.
    Thank you

    ********** NOT A TEACHER **********


    Kasewolf,


    I commend you for being such a conscientious student. You

    are correct: a large vocabulary is very important.

    I suggest that you google your request. For example,

    I just googled "Top 1,000 Vocabulary Words" and got many

    results. I am sure that you can find a list of the most important

    100, or 500, or 1,000 words in English. I also suggest that you

    check out the website of the Oxford English Dictionary. It has

    wonderful discussions about vocabulary.

    THANK YOU & GOOD LUCK

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    Default Re: What english words should i learn

    A strange request no doubt ... every word in any language has its relevant meaning and place in a sentence ...you should learn all of them, one step at a time. Regarding that writing you need to do for school, it depends on what the essay or writing is about, you can use simple words, technical terms, slangwords, colloquial speech... the possibilites are endless.
    Because of the lack of information you are providing us with, your query is very difficult to reply to and still fully satisfy your thirst for knowledge but The Parser ( God praise him ! ) just gave you a very good pointer there, just google the Top 1000 Words in the english language and see what comes up ... good luck !

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    Default Re: What english words should i learn

    Quote Originally Posted by fabiopepper View Post

    ... every word in any language has its relevant meaning and place in a sentence ...you should learn all of them...
    An impossible task, Fabio.

    I've been a native English speaker for 68 years and continue to encounter new words on a regular basis - many of them from this very forum.

    A lot of them are specialised terms, archaic expressions and obscure words which I'm never going to use as long as I live.

    Your suggestion that kazewolf looks at the top 1,000 words is much better advice.


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    Default Re: What english words should i learn

    Quote Originally Posted by kazewolf View Post
    Hello guys,
    Long story short. I am a 14 year old high school student(going to year 9 next year), I want to transfer to a better school however my english is bad so i need improve on it.I am here to ask you guys what words i should know(or any good words that i can use in a piece of writing). Any recommendations will be appreciated, i will be taking down every word i don't know listed up here and checking their definitions.

    Also, if i have any mistakes in my post, please correct me and post it here, i will be very grateful.
    Thank you
    Do you read books kazewolf? If not, try reading some two good books. You will see your vocabulary improve.

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    Default Re: What english words should i learn

    Quote Originally Posted by kazewolf View Post
    Hello guys,
    Long story short. I am a 14-year-old high school student (going to year 9 next year). I want to transfer to a better school, but however my English is bad so I need improve on it. I am here to ask you people what words I should know (or any good words that I can use in a piece of writing). Any recommendations will be appreciated. I will be taking down every word I don't know listed up here and checking their definitions.

    Also, if I have made any mistakes in my post, please correct me them. and post it here, I will be very grateful.
    Thank you.
    Rover

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    Default Re: What english words should i learn

    Thank you Rover for the edit, i will be taking note of that and i always forget to capitalise the I, which is a very bad habit...

    To Parser, thank you for the extolment and yes i will search up the top 1000 words and the oxford english dicitonary.

    Thank you Fabio for replying, i will be mostly focusing on adjectives and verbs.

    Thanks birden for the recommendation on books, yes i do read them from time to time, I am currently reading "The Black Hole War" by Leonard Susskind, a very interesting book that explains some physics mostly related with Astronomy.

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    Default Re: What english words should i learn

    Are you kidding me, or what?

    You failed to capitalise I five more times in that last post.

    If you're going to be deliberately obtuse don't expect any more help from me.

    Rover

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    Default Re: What english words should i learn

    Oh...
    I am sorry but I'm not doing it deliberately, I'm trying to correct my mistake. Most of the time I just don't realise how many Is I type. I am very sorry, I am a slow learner but I am not doing it deliberately.. Sorry.
    Last edited by kazewolf; 29-Dec-2010 at 10:06.

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