Poll: Educated native speakers have a vocabulary of about 20,000-25,000 words.

Educated native speakers have a vocabulary of about 20,000-25,000 words.

True
False

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  • Votes: 476
  • Comments: 3
  • Added: June 2004

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Comments:

Eva

Depending on intelligence and use of vocabulary, it is very close. I believe these figures.

Pedro Bernal

Most of educated people are specialists. Unless they are good readers their vocabulary should be under 20.000 words.

Jay Kamdar

Even Shakespeare had a vocabulary of 10,000 words

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