How many words do you know in English?

According to the results of this test, I know 36,900 words in English. How they can calculate that number by testing a person's knowledge of about 50 words, I don't know.


Jon said…
It said I know 30,200. I guess that is why I am reading and you are writing. I must refer to a dictionary more often.
Bibliophile said…
Jon, the more you to read, the bigger your vocabulary gets, so I'd say you're on the right track. As to using the dictionary more, you should. It's a reader's best friend.

I would still like to see the formula they use, because I am sceptical of the results.

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