Thursday, 31 January 2013 03:20

Simple Tips For Improving Vocabulary

By developing your vocabulary, you will be able to communicate and learn more effectively. The beauty of the English language is the many ways to express something with subtle differences in meaning. With practice, vocabulary will allow you to express yourself.

A guest article by Zac Wearden, freelance proofreader at http://qualityproofreading.co.uk.

Before we begin improving your vocabulary and increasing your vocabulary, we need to clarify some basic questions. What is a vocabulary? What is a good vocabulary? What is the difference between improving your vocabulary and increasing your vocabulary? Find out here

Rather than providing piecemeal articles on improving your vocabulary, we thought we would start a more coherent vocabulary builder program. In this lesson in the Vocabulary Builder series, we ask (and answer) the question: Why build your vocabulary?

Do you know what "glair" is (compare "glare")? What about a "goll"? What is a "glib"? If these are new words to you, then you can increase your vocabulary by associating these words with their homonyms (words that sound the same but which mean different things). Associating new information with old information is one of the best ways to remember and retain new knowledge. Consider the following homonyms for various G words to increase your vocabulary.

Discover the power that homonyms or homophones can have in enlarging your vocabulary. Here, we list some homonyms for words that start with E and F.

Finding homonyms or homophones is one of the best ways to enlarge your vocabulary. Linking new information (ie the homonymous words) with old information (words your already know) helps you to retain the new information. In this article on homonyms, we have found homonyms for words that start with D.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:58

Enlarge Your Vocabulary With Homonyms: C

Homonyms or homophones provide an excellent way to enlarge your vocabulary. You increase your vocabulary through "elaboration", which includes linking new information with information you already know. So if you associate new homonymous words with a word your already know, then you are more likely to remember the new word. In this next article in the series, we collect homonyms for words that start with C.

Here are some synonyms for words starting with T-Y. These synonyms are part of our advanced exercises to improve your vocabulary. Think carefully about the meaning of each word in each group of synonyms. Then compose a sentence that embodies exactly the meaning of each word. For help, double click the word and we’ll open an online dictionary at the relevant word.

Here is another instalment in our exercises to deepen your vocabulary. Think carefully about the meaning of each word in the following groups of synonyms. Then write a sentence that captures the meaning of each word precisely. If you need help, double click the word and we’ll open an online dictionary for you at the relevant spot.

Here is the next exercise to increase your vocabulary. Think carefully about the different shades of meaning each word has in the following groups of synonyms. Then write a sentence that uses each word precisely. If you need help, double click the word and we’ll open an online dictionary for you at the relevant word.

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