Vocabulary

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, […]
August 11, 2015
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15 Food Names You Have Been Pronouncing Wrongly [Pictures]

  No doubt, English is a complicated language. Even as a native speaker, I make silly mistakes of mispronouncing words sometimes. Well to be fair, a couple of the food names originated from a certain European language and thereafter made its way into the English language. That explains why the word is […]
July 17, 2015
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10 Vocabularies Associated With Summer

It’s almost midsummer, the time of the year to hit the beach for a nice golden tan. We hope you are surviving under the sweltering heat! Here’s 10 vocabularies associated with summer: 1. Tropical 2. Dehydration 3. Sweltering 4. Climate 5. Scorching 6. Humidity 7. Sunstroke 8. Heat 9. Monsoon 10. Solstice Now […]
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 […]
November 21, 2014
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New Online Writing Tool for Professional Writers

Twinword (www.twinword.com) released ‘Twinword Writer’ service, an innovative editing tool. The company has a long history of developing various items based on database of association words. Previously, a program called ‘editor’ commonly means just a service providing a tool for text input and edition. However, ‘Twinword Writer‘ has a word suggestion function […]