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    vocabulary

    Hi there,

    According to the following dictionary entry, ‘vocabulary’ can be accountable and unaccountable. So when to use it as accountable or unaccountable?

    vocabulary
    noun
    1 [C] all the words known and used by a particular person:
    a wide/limited vocabulary
    By the age of two a child will have a vocabulary of about two hundred words.

    2 [C or U] all the words which exist in a particular language or subject:
    Every week our French teacher gives us a list of vocabulary (= words) to learn.
    Computing, like any subject, has its own vocabulary.


    Many thanks
    pete

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    Re: vocabulary

    I cannot, offhand, think of an occasion when I might use the word vocabularies.

    ~R

    (I think you meant to say count and noncount.)

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