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    As a native speaker, will you use dictionary when reading newspaper?

    Hi All,

    As I am not a native speaker, I always need to check the dictionary when reading English newspapers, as you are native speaker, I was wondering if you will use dictionary when reading English newspapers?

    EngFan

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    Re: As a native speaker, will you use dictionary when reading newspaper?

    Rarely.

    However, if I read at home, I always have a dictionary at hand, just in case.

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    #3

    Re: As a native speaker, will you use dictionary when reading newspaper?

    I prefer an online dictionary.

    It's quicker and better, if you have a laptop or tablet at hand.

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    Re: As a native speaker, will you use dictionary when reading newspaper?

    My question to EngFan:

    Do you use a dictionary when you read a newspaper in your native language?

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    #5

    Re: As a native speaker, will you use dictionary when reading newspaper?

    I think itīs a strange question, anyway in my own language, Spanish, I donīt use any dictionary when I read a newspaper.

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    Re: As a native speaker, will you use dictionary when reading newspaper?

    I haven't had a newspaper force me to consult a dicitonary in quite awhile. I really only need a dictionary when I'm confronted with a lot of technical jargon.

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    #7

    Re: As a native speaker, will you use dictionary when reading newspaper?

    I've had to use a dictionary when reading The Wall Streer Journal. I have never needed one when reading USA Today.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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