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PRlady
12-04-2012, 11:54 PM
I make my living writing, I'm a bookworm and I scored well on my SAT verbal section back in the dark ages. And I found this test, once you get past the first page, really really difficult.

http://testyourvocab.com/

Sofia Alexandra
12-05-2012, 12:17 AM
"Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be: 28,700 words."

"Most Native English adult speakers who have taken the test fall in the range 20,00035,000 words. [...] And for foreign learners of English, we've found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,5009,000 words."

Yeah, I'm good. :cool: I need to look some words up though; there were several that I know I've encountered quite a lot, but I don't actually know what they mean. :shuffle:

Lynn226
12-05-2012, 12:20 AM
What's your score? Mine is 17,900.

I had the said same issue as Sofia. I recognized words, but without a context, I wasn't completely confident that I knew the meaning. I didn't check those words.

Angelskates
12-05-2012, 12:25 AM
Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be: 44,000 words

I get vocabulary delivered to my inbox each day, and actually learn it, and then find it in Italian and Chinese :shuffle:

barbk
12-05-2012, 12:35 AM
That was quite the funambulist who entertained us on that slack line at the Superbowl last year, wasn't it?

Quite possibly the first (and only) time I am likely to use that word.

BigB08822
12-05-2012, 12:38 AM
Mine is only 20,700 words. :slinkaway

Spareoom
12-05-2012, 12:38 AM
23,000.

rjblue
12-05-2012, 12:43 AM
I did it and only checked the words I could define and got 33,000 words. Then I redid it and also checked the words I was certain were words, but would have to see them in a sentence, and got 37,700. I think I could pick a few more like vibrassae and estivation, but I'd be down to hunches at that point.

I think readers of Georgette Heyer have a bit of an advantage. :)

JasperBoy
12-05-2012, 12:54 AM
38,300

PDilemma
12-05-2012, 01:05 AM
39,000.

I used to teach an elective vocabulary course that included Greek and Latin roots and such.

Kids would improve their verbal SAT scores by a mile after one quarter of that class. I improved my vocab along the way, too.

Jimena
12-05-2012, 01:22 AM
35,300. My first language is Spanish, but I studied in the US and lived there for a long time. I also took French and Italian and I'm sure that helps. My verbal scores in the SAT and GREs were always better than my native English speaking friends... :shuffle:

Cachoo
12-05-2012, 01:30 AM
33,500.

KatieC
12-05-2012, 01:43 AM
30,000. I read a lot, but more for pleasure and distraction from a boring job.

Wyliefan
12-05-2012, 01:58 AM
Darn it, PRlady -- I didn't have time for this tonight, but I can't pass up a vocabulary quiz! :lol: The curse of the English major. I got 34,700.

skipaway
12-05-2012, 01:59 AM
34,000 Thanks for the quiz, I'll send it on.