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    hello..
    myself shweta shah, i am an indian and i reside in mumbai. i know to speak and write english properly all i want to learn is a professional english which can be used in front of professional peoples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shweta shah View Post
    Hello..
    My name is Shweta Shah, I am an Indian and I reside in Mumbai. I know how to speak and write English properly, all I want to learn is a professional English which can be used with professional peoples.
    Welcome to the forums, Shweta Shah. Please note the corrections I have made to your post.

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    Default Re: want to learn good vocabulary

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



    Hello,



    From personal experience, I have learned that there is only one way to build up your vocabulary:

    Read - Read - Read !!!

    *****

    Thanks to the Web, you can easily read the best magazines and newspapers in the world.

    If you want to improve your vocabulary, you might try Britain's London Review of Books. Believe me: when you read an article

    in that magazine, you will be using your dictionary very frequently.

    For a very good American magazine, do please check out The New Yorker. The English is superb.

    *****

    You say that you wish to speak to professional people. I do not know what field you are in. But I am sure that the

    Web has magazines in your field. Read them regularly, and your vocabulary will grow quickly.


    James



    P.S. In my first paragraph, I used three exclamation marks. Please remember that many teachers want students to use

    only one exclamation mark. I feel, however, that exclamation marks are a matter of style, not grammar. So I have

    chosen to break any so-called "one exclamation" rule. But I suggest that you follow the teachers' advice about using

    only one exclamation mark!

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    As long as it's one exclamation mark a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    As long as it's one exclamation mark a month.

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



    "And, of course, the familiar device of exploding a single sentence with exclamation points in duplicate

    or tripicate (Zowie!!!) should be confined to the comic books."


    Professor William W. Watt, An American Rhetoric (1952).

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    Default Re: want to learn good vocabulary

    I agree with the poster above who emphasized on reading. Reading is the only way to improve better vocabulary and a get a better "feel" for written language (not only in terms of orthography but also syntax.)

    However, if you want to start off with vocabulary, you could buy or make some flashcards and go through it everyday. Try formulating sentences with every word in order to consolidate that very word in your mind.

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    Yes, reading is key to acquiring vocabulary, with the advantage of giving context.

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