English, being the "lingua Franca" of the world, freely derives upon words from other languages, example , Latin, Greek and so many others, that it has evolved into possessing a massive vocabulary in its present state.
First off, What is Vocabulary?
The Simplest definition for vocabulary is:
Vocabulary is the set of words a person is familiar with, in any language.
Its apparent that a person's extent of vocabulary indicates the level of proficiency a person has with relation to a language.
More the vocabulary, more the person's command of the language.
The Language, we're discussing at the moment, is English.
There are majority of people who use the Internet. English speaking people, Non English Speaking People, People who are proficient in English, and so many other categories.
Now the Interesting point you have to keep in mind when it comes to English Vocabulary is that, a person who has English as his mother tongue, might have lesser vocabulary than a non native speaker of the Language!
That is the beauty of English. Though the Native English speakers have a natural form of accented English, The correct Accents associated with English, it is possible for non native speakers with a better vocabulary to get to know English more than them.
What does it matter, if you have a better vocabulary than others?
You can express yourself in a much, much better way than you ever imagined.
Languages exist only as a means for people to communicate.
The More words you know of in a language, will help you in expressing how you feel more easily, and more effectively!
For Example, lets consider two persons. They're taking up an examination, which evaluates the person's confidence level. Its for a spokesperson job.
One person has an excellent command over English. He knows a lot of words.
The other person, though he can speak fluent English, has only a limited choice of words, for he isn't that well versed with English.
They're asked to write a single line, describing their confidence level.
The person with a good vocabulary writes:
I'm never the bombastic person, always the suave, slick yet serenely foresighted to formulate the apparition of the best possible outcome of any precarious predicament.
The person with a limited vocabulary writes:
I'm a calm guy, I always take things the way they come, and try to turn them to my side.
Now, who among the two, creates a better Impression?
Obviously its the guy with the better vocabulary.
This does not mean that those who are fluent in English yet endowed with a limited vocabulary are looked down upon. Its just that those with a better vocabulary always fare better.
The primary difference is that there will be a better awareness in the person with a better vocabulary, a quicker response to any situation that arises and needs a quick use of persuasion to be done.
But, there are instances where a person who speaks simple, yet understandable English fares much better than a person with a masterful command over English.
But, if you ever take it to task, to work on your vocabulary, you can at any time Impress anyone, or take hold of a situation that involves verbal persuasion, and can turn it to your advantage, with a better choice of words right?
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