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    Please help me to correct this sentence.

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    I used to memorize as much vocabularies as I could.
    I used to memorize as many vocabularies as I could.


    May I have your opinion about these two sentences? Which is correct to say?


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Please help me to correct this sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,


    I used to memorize as much vocabularies as I could.
    I used to memorize as many vocabularies as I could.


    May I have your opinion about these two sentences? Which is correct to say?


    Thanks a lot
    Neither is correct. "I used to memorise as much vocabulary as I could" is correct. Note: "memorise" is the BrE spelling.

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    Re: Please help me to correct this sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,


    I used to memorize as much vocabulary as I could.
    I used to memorize as many words and meanings as I could.

    I used to memorize as many vocabularies as I could. This is possible only in the restricted term of a list of words. For example, at the end of a chapter there might be a list of words and their meanings from the chapter. This can be called a vocabulary. The list is one vocabulary, not a list of vocabularies.


    May I have your opinion about these two sentences? Which is correct to say?


    Thanks a lot
    The is a widespread misunderstanding that a word and its meaning constitute a vocabulary; that if you are learning a word and its meaning, you are learning a vocabulary. This is wrong. It's not a valid use of the word.
    Vocabularly (as it's normally used) it an abstract noun, like grammar. You don't learn a grammar, and you don't learn a vocabulary (apart from specialised meanings, as above.)

    PS: Please call your threads something specific.

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