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    Why Science Words are so difficult ?

    Why Science Words are so difficult ?

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    Re: Why Science Words are so difficult ?

    Welcome to the forum, Jessica.
    Quote Originally Posted by jessica23586 View Post
    Why are science words are so difficult?
    Please note my amendments to your post.

    It's not only science that has difficult words.

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    Re: Why Science Words are so difficult ?

    Are you talking about the spellings or the meanings, or both?

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    Re: Why Science Words are so difficult ?

    "Science words" is unnatural. You could use "words connected with science" or, more probably, "scientific words".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Why Science Words are so difficult ?

    Or scientific terms.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Why Science Words are so difficult ?

    As a matter of fact "scientific words" are not so difficult, as long as you have some experience in the corresponding specific scientific field of knowledge. I know many people who find it easier to read/speak/understand specific scientific or technical English rather than usual literature texts or colloquial English. Because the specific words/ideas repeat themselves. Also many "scientific words" are international in the sense that they have common roots and are similar in many different languages.

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    Re: Why Science Words are so difficult ?

    Scientific words are easier if one has a strong Latin background. Greek would also be useful but it is less common.

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    Re: Why Science Words are so difficult ?

    Scientific terms need to be precise and have an exact meaning. Although some modern areas of science don't derive their words from Latin or Greek, others do, which may make them appear more difficult to you.

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    Re: Why Science Words are so difficult ?

    When I was in high school, I had to take Latin because I was an honor student. I was not very fond of the requirement. However, when I chose to go into science and medicine, I became very grateful for the background.

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