Which statement is most accurate regarding the speaking-writing connection?
A. The words used by writers are not normally used in speaking.
B. To own a word, speak it.
C. Written words seldom reflect the words people use when they speak.
D. To own a word, write it over and over again.
I think is B. ??
English - Writeacher, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 7:46am
I've heard people speak a word -- many words actually -- but have no idea what it means!!
I think C is correct.
Humans' largest vocabularies include those words they hear (aural vocabulary) and eventually those they read. The next largest vocabulary is usually the speaking (verbal/oral) vocabulary. Most humans' smallest vocabulary is their writing vocabulary.
English - apryl, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 12:35pm
c is wrong