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geanne_princess
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:00:36 AM
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hi!

Please give me tips on how can I improve my vocabulary...

thanks!Anxious
early_apex
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 12:25:36 PM
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Honestly, I play the match up game every day on the TFD page. To a lesser extent, crossword puzzles can help expand your vocabulary, but you tend to learn the words most favored by puzzlemakers that way.
MiTziGo
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 2:22:02 PM
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I agree- Match Up is a great tool and I happen to be a crossword addict. That said, a less fun but highly effective strategy, if you think back to your grade school days...flash cards.

Also, I am a major advocate of reading. Reading books allows you to see new words in context, and while you may not learn the dictionary definitions for these words, you can often infer their meanings from the sentence.
Luftmarque
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 5:31:09 PM

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Match up is my favorite TFD feature. Subscribe to A.Word.A.Day at AWAD Subscription.
geanne_princess
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 5:34:11 AM
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thanks a lot for your tips...Applause
Richard
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 12:04:26 PM
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Reading is a great way to increase your vocabulary. Though you can sometimes get an idea of the meaning of an unfamiliar word from contextual clues, it is best, I think, to look up any word you are not sure about. It takes time, but it's worth it. As you learn more words, you spend less time looking them up. Also, I would suggest investing in a good unabridged dictionary.
sabari.dic
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:42:12 AM
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HI THERE IS AN EASY WAY TO BUILD UP YOUR VOCABULARY.FIRST OF ALL USE OXFORD DICTIONARY AND PRONOUNCIATION IS MUST U CAN GET HELP FORM THEFREEDICTIONARY.COM AND ALSO CONCENTRATE IN LEARNING PHRASAL VERBS TOO TO SPEAK COLLOQUILY.

IF U LIKE I WILL SEND 10 VOCABULARY TO U DAILY THERE ARE ALSO VOCABULARY PLAYING CARDS U CAN GET IT FROM SPARK NOTES.
risadr
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 11:53:12 AM
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Since moving to the Philadelphia-area from central Florida, I've learned several new words just through engaging in conversation with new people. True, most of them are colloquial, but they're new words, nonetheless.
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