Poll: Educated native speakers have a vocabulary of about 20,000-25,000 words.
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- Added: June 2004
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Depending on intelligence and use of vocabulary, it is very close. I believe these figures.
Most of educated people are specialists. Unless they are good readers their vocabulary should be under 20.000 words.
Even Shakespeare had a vocabulary of 10,000 words