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    Smile literary words

    Dear Teachers,

    I am using Oxford English Dictionary. I have found a lot of literary words in the dictionary. Should I use them in my writing ? Do you encourage it ?

    By the way, do you think one person can be a litterateur and linguistician at the same time ?

    Your guidance is highly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Re: literary words

    Quote Originally Posted by kl004535 View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    I am using Oxford English Dictionary. I have found a lot of literary words in the dictionary. Should I use them in my writing ? Do you encourage it ?

    By the way, do you think one person can be a litterateur and linguistician at the same time ?

    Your guidance is highly appreciated.

    Thanks
    If 'litterateur' and 'linguistician' are examples of the the literary words, then no you shouldn't.
    If not, perhaps you could tell us some of the words you want to use.
    It's generally best to use words you understand - but of course that's not easy when you are learning.

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