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    #11

    Re: How to enlarge person's vocabullary fast?

    It would make it faster because all the student has to remember when the teacher does a thorough memorisation exercise is that huge, enormous, gigantic, collossal.. .mean big which is a lot simpler than the usual way which is a bunch of unrelated words.

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    #12

    Re: How to enlarge person's vocabullary fast?

    People need to remember that it's not the size of your vocabulary that counts—it's how you use it.

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    #13

    Re: How to enlarge person's vocabullary fast?

    You can often tell when a student uses a thesaurus by the odd choices of words that don't really fit the context.

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    #14

    Re: How to enlarge person's vocabullary fast?

    I'm told that the fastest way to learn a language is through immersion - the more, the better, and total immersion is best.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #15

    Re: How to enlarge person's vocabullary fast?

    Yes, I age but some people and situations just want or require more words like for word games or prentiousness.

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    #16

    Re: How to enlarge person's vocabullary fast?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloa View Post
    Yes, I agree, but some people and situations just want or require more words like for word games or prententiousness.
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    #17

    Re: How to enlarge person's vocabullary fast?

    And those people can do this in their own time. If they want to sit at home reading a thesaurus to prepare for a word game or to sound pretentious, that's up to them. You should make it clear, though, that that is not what your English lessons are for.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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