Vocabulary - Essentials
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A person’s vocabulary is the set of words within a language that the person is familiar with. A vocabulary usually develops with age and serves as a usual and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge.  VOCABULARY INCLUDES: 1.The meanings of words Many words have several different meanings each, study the meanings of the words and the part of speech. 2.How the words are used Study the words in context, apply what you learn by writing sentences with your words. 3.Root words, prefixes, suffixes, anotnyms, homonyms.    Studying these will aid in the study of vocabulary. E.g.Fair- fare(Homonyms)       Huge- tiny(Antonyms)      4.Analogies This is comparing two pairs of words and choosing the pair that go together. Wheel is to bike as tire is to car. Land is to dirt as ocean is to water. Apple is to tree as flower is to plant. Meow is to cat as bark is to dog. Pen is to author as brush is to artist.

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A person’s vocabulary is the set of words within a language that the person is familiar with. A vocabulary usually develops with age and serves as a usual and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge.  VOCABULARY INCLUDES: 1.The meanings of words Many words have several different meanings each, study the meanings of the words and the part of speech. 2.How the words are used Study the words in context, apply what you learn by writing sentences with your words. 3.Root words, prefixes, suffixes, anotnyms, homonyms.    Studying these will aid in the study of vocabulary. E.g.Fair- fare(Homonyms)       Huge- tiny(Antonyms)      4.Analogies This is comparing two pairs of words and choosing the pair that go together. Wheel is to bike as tire is to car. Land is to dirt as ocean is to water. Apple is to tree as flower is to plant. Meow is to cat as bark is to dog. Pen is to author as brush is to artist.
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