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  1. B45
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    I'm just listing out all of the unknown vocabularies.

    I'm just listing all of the unknown vocabularies.

    VS

    I'm just listing out all of the unknown vocabularies.


    Are both okay here? Can out be placed here?

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    Re: I'm just listing out all of the unknown vocabularies.

    No to both questions.

    It's not clear what you are trying to say.

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    Re: I'm just listing out all of the unknown vocabularies.

    My tutor is asking me to finish my vocabulary homework assignment and I say to her:

    I'm listing out all the words I don't know.

    OR

    I'm listing all the words I don't know.

    Are both okay?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Jul-2014 at 22:08. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: I'm just listing out all of the unknown vocabularies.

    Note the important change you've made from "vocabularies" to "words."

    You'll certainly hear and perhaps see "listing out" but it's not necessary.

    I'm making a list of the words I don't know.
    I'm listing all the words I don't know.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I'm just listing out all of the unknown vocabularies.

    I've never heard "listing out".

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    Re: I'm just listing out all of the unknown vocabularies.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Batman:

    I have noticed that some learners seem to be confused about the words "vocabulary" and "word."

    If I know 1,000 words in English, then that is the size of my English vocabulary.

    If I know 2,000 words in Spanish, then that is the size of my Spanish vocabulary.

    If I know 3,000 words in French, then that is the size of my French vocabulary.

    Therefore, I have three vocabularies.



    James

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    Re: I'm just listing out all of the unknown vocabularies.

    Yes, Thank you. So as a native speaker, would you use listing out?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Jul-2014 at 22:09. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: I'm just listing out all of the unknown vocabularies.

    No. I have never heard it (and therefore I have never used it).

    I am listing ...
    I am making/writing a list of ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I'm just listing out all of the unknown vocabularies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Note the important change you've made from "vocabularies" to "words."

    You'll certainly hear and perhaps see "listing out" but it's not necessary.

    I'm making a list of the words I don't know.
    I'm listing all the words I don't know.
    Hi, Barbara, I've asked other native speakers about listing out, and it seems most of them wouldn't include out here, so I guess it's not something a native would say. Is that true?

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    Re: I'm just listing out all of the unknown vocabularies.

    They are probably not very observant. We do SAY that.

    What you need to do is list out all the pros and cons and...

    But as I said in the beginning, it's not necessary -- and should not be in careful writing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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