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    Find other term besides catch and recall

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    I am writing a thesis proposal for my bachelor degree about listening. One of my problem statements is 'students cannot catch the words they hear'. Thus, in my writing I wrote "catch the spoken words" and sometimes "recall the spoken words". But, my consultant wants me to use another term besides catch and recall. She thought the use of both terms were not appropriate to use in formal writing. Please help me what term should I use to replace 'catch and recall'? Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Find other term besides catch and recall

    To catch a word is to hear and understand it in normal speech. To recall a word, on the other hand, is to remember it. Perhaps your consutant is just asking you to draw that distinction\, and to use another word if neither of those two applies.
    Last edited by probus; 21-Dec-2013 at 05:01.

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