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    apprehension, appreciation, comprehension, hold, grasp meaning UNDERSTANDING

    I confuse words apprehension, appreciation, comprehension, hold, grasp meaning understanding. Would you please help me distinguish among them.

    Clearly grasp of language=understanding of language but I cannot determine if these are also identical to apprehension of language, appreciation of language, comprehension of language, hold of language?

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apprehension

    3b might fit for above case. But I think it is exactly different from 3a so I do not understand it is labelled as b.

    Would you please explain?
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    Re: apprehension, appreciation, comprehension, hold, grasp meaning UNDERSTANDING

    Would you evaluate these:

    Can the italized word intended to mean grasp/understand?

    1. Appreciation
    of vocabulary is important for learners.
    2. Apprehension
    of vocabulary is important for learners.
    3. Hold
    of vocabulary is important for learners.
    4. Conception
    of vocabulary is important for learners.Thank you.

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    Re: apprehension, appreciation, comprehension, hold, grasp meaning UNDERSTANDING

    None of those work. If you're talking about recognising the use and meaning of an item of vocabulary, then you could use the verb understand.

    Understanding the meaning of vocabulary is important for learners.

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    Re: apprehension, appreciation, comprehension, hold, grasp meaning UNDERSTANDING

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    None of those work. If you're talking about recognising the use and meaning of an item of vocabulary, then you could use the verb understand.

    Understanding the meaning of vocabulary is important for learners.
    But does this 5 exactly works for understanding, doesn' it?

    5. Grasping
    the meaning of vocabulary is important for learner.

    I have concluded this as a result because I saw a sentence: https://books.google.com.tr/books?id...age%22&f=false

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