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# How many words are in a typical modern person's vocabulary?

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well, I heard it is about 5000 words!

5000 may be the number of words a typical person uses. When it comes to vocabulary, it is important to distinguish between the words someone understands, and the words they actually use. An average adult with English as a first language understands between 50,000 and 250,000 words. Some people with very large vocabularies, such as Winston Churchill, have been estimated to understand up to 400,000 words. Most people actually use about 10% of the words they understand. So a person who understands 50,000 words probably uses about 5,000. Shakespeare used about 29,000 words in his plays & sonnets, so we might estimate that he had a vocabulary of 290,000 words. Note: There are at least 475,000 words in the English language, with some estimates as high as 1,000,000. And there are thousands added every year (Twitter, anyone?). So, there's lots to learn.
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# A person's need to increase his or her vocabulary is directly related to the desire for?

knowledge and understanding

# How many words can you make from the word vocabulary?

You can make about 140 to 180 words using the letters in the word  vocabulary, depending on what you count as a word    aa bravo crab racy   aal bray cru ray  

# How many times do you need to say a word for it to be part of your vocabulary?

The average person needs to hear something twenty times before they truly learn it. To make a word part of your vocabulary, you should use it as often as you can - look for wa

usually 3 or 4

# How many words in an average vocabulary?

Hi, Good question. Here are some interesting numbers based on my limited knowledge. Please note, these numbers are just estimates. Vocabulary Count Grade 1 Student = 1,000+ w

# A typical mirror in a person's house would be an example of mirror?

it is a concave {penn foster}

plane

# Modern and new vocabulary words?

Flat is the British word for apartment.

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# How many words exist in the English vocabulary?

  there is no single answer, the Oxford English Dictionary containes 171476 words in constant use and 47146 obsolete words. This suggests about 250,000 words. However with

# How many words did shakespeare posses in his vocabulary?

That's impossible to know, however it is suspected that he invented around 1,700 words himself. This includes the word watchdog which is commonly used today.

# How many vocabulary words were used in Green Eggs and Ham?

  'Green eggs and Ham' contains 50 different words. 49 of the words are only one syllable in length; the only word longer than one syllable is "anywhere" (excluding the hy

# What was a typical Jewish person's life before the Nazi's invasion?

Peacful. Happy.  The Jews lived in harmony with the non-jewish and shared jobs and live together.   The basic reality is it was all good

# What are the effects of modernity to a person's morality?

Modernity can have either a positive of negative effect on a persons moral depending on the person and the situation. Example of Positive Moral Boost: During war or a battle

# How many words does the average person have in their vocabulary?

Over millions of words. A Kindergartener has about 50,000 words in their vocabulary and a Mental Issued person has 34,999 words.

# How many words were in Shakespeare's vocabulary?

It all depends on how you count them. He uses close to 30,000 in the plays alone, including proper names. There were probably a lot more that he understood but didn't use (wha

I say 250-300.