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Vocabulary is the sum of words used by, understood by or at the command of a person or group of people. Since the day you were born you have been learning a language. You start to learn it by hearing it and then making a connection between the sounds the “big” people are making and the objects and senses that go with those sounds.
We all start out with one word but sometime between a year and 2 years of age, we start to put two words together such as “more milk.”
At around 2½ to 4 years of age simple sentences are now in play, i.e., “I want some more,” or “Joey hit me.”
It is also around this time that you start to be taught your A, B, C’s through song, although you have no clue what it really means. For now, it’s just a fun song you can repeat. However, what is now happening at a rapid pace is that you are growing your understanding of language and of vocabulary.
In the first grade you learned simple two letter and three letter words. By the second grade that expanded to four letters and some five letters. Adding words to your vocabulary has been growing for years and now that you are in middle school, you have acquired quite a large repertoire of vocabulary words. You have learned these words both in terms of spelling them correctly and then in understanding their definition and meaning.
Is the word “repertoire” new to you? It means “all the things [words, etc.] that people have collected or acquired.”