September 10, 2015
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How Many Words Does the Average Person Know?

There is a common notion that the average English-speaking adult knows between 20,000 and 30,000 words. Recently, a research was published about an analysis of 10 years worth of Wall Street Journal newspapers. It reported that after removing duplicates and names, less than 20,000 unique words were used. I have a huge interest in linguistics, […]
May 19, 2015
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How good is your vocabulary? [Vocabulary Quiz]

Born and raised in an English-speaking country, naturally I‘m a native speaker of the language. No doubt we too studied English grammar and vocabulary for the first 10 years in school, but thereafter there was little focus placed on the language in tertiary studies. (well unless we choose to major in English […]
January 21, 2013
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[PRESS RELEASE] Check your English ability with vocabulary tests that use word association

Receive vocabulary lists for your level and area of study in your email! The level test results also furnish massive amounts of data about words and their statistics Twinword, Inc. has unveiled its new level testing service, called “Twinword Exam”. Twinword Exam is free of charge and compares your knowledge of vocabulary against […]