Here’s a vocabulary test that I took. It told me that…
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√ To me, this seems like a heck of a lot of words for one person to know. The information about the test said that: “Most native English adult speakers who have taken the test fall in the range 20,000–35,000 words.” So I’m well within the bounds of normal.
√ On this test there were words that I’ve never seen before. This made me happy. I enjoy the idea that even at my advanced age there are new words to learn. Once a geek, always a geek.
√ I was never a good speller and this test brought home that fact to me. I knew the words when I saw them but realized that without my spellchecker this blog would be filled with more
little monosyllabic words than big polysyllabic words.