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    Arthur Smith
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "I want to keep current with the skills needed in my workplace and also wanted to work on my soft skills to make better progress at work. I found Udemy very helpful. With a vast range of course available which are good on my pocket, I can invest my time at my convenience to progress in my career."
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      Leonardo Mata
      Written on May 8, 2017
      "I have a pretty decent vocabulary as it is, but I am always looking for ways to bolster my vocabulary and add a bit to my overall depth of words used. Being in the profession of writing I find it very important to find new and interesting words to use that can help me to better illustrate the ideas I am trying to convey on paper. In search of a cheap and effective option to do just that I stumbled upon Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder and fell in love with it. The book itself contains more than three thousand five hundred words and you can also find the roots of the words so you can learn a bit more about their origin. It also provides internal quizzes to test your understand of the new vocabulary words and their roots which was very helpful for me. I like the fact that I can look through it and find a word I am looking for in a snap to describe something happening in my writing with no trouble at all. Adding this extra vocabulary to my work has really helped it stand apart from others."
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      Ao Zou
      Written on May 4, 2017
      "1100 Words You Need to Know is a good idea in concept, but is executed poorly. It seems like the publishers tried to cheap out as much as possible on the quality of the pages, which tend to rip and tear easily. Furthermore, the words that they teach don't have a full definition to help understand the meaning of the word. It just shows example sentences, expecting you to know what all the words mean right off the back."
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      Joshua Robertson
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "This book is a life saver for learning vocabulary skills, and without it, I would have been at a severe disadvantage. I think this book really helped me learn how to pick better words to express my feelings in a given situation, and I was able to speak to my friends, colleagues and family with confidence. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone trying to improve their vocabulary skills."
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      Russell Nguyen
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "I have always wanted to write but life happened. After being out of school for decades and raising children and dead end jobs, I finally decided it was time to fulfill a dream and write a book. However, when I sat down to write I realized that my vocab is not what it used to be. That's when I found Verbal Advantage: 10 steps to a Powerful Vocabulary. This book has helped me boost my vocab and drastically improve my writing, in a very short time. It's a resource that I will always keep close at hand!"
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      David Watkins
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "My daughter's language arts teacher recommended this book for her students and it has helped my daughter become a better writer. It has helped her to learn new words in an interesting way rather than just memorize them. She could improve her overall writing skills too."
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      Shreyas Dasgupta
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "The right word was an eye-opener for me. This is a great reference and tool, but also has great tips and tricks to help you out in day to day conversation and writing. I have expanded my vocabulary with the help and continue to work on skills."
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      Sharon Gibson
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "Wordzo is a great short story collection that is good for learning vocabulary skills. It is set up in a way that helps learn root words. The stories are about words and it really helps non native speakers learn the language."
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      Zhu Long
      Written on April 18, 2018
      "Knowing the background story behind idioms, expressions and colloquialisms can be very fun and entertaining. It can also help you to use the expressions better or in interesting ways. This book has not been helpful to me in any of these things. The explanation of the expressions, etc., provided by this book is too shallow to be useful. Maybe rather than including all of the expressions, the author (who is...?), could have provided fewer expressions with greater depth of background information."
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      Billy Garcia
      Written on April 18, 2018
      "The Book of Useless Information is a great vocabulary skills book. It's fun to read and easy to follow. The information is a hoot and having fun while reading is a great experience."
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      Ralph Munoz
      Written on April 19, 2018
      "I was looking for a more general vocabulary building book and this one was all focused on nautical expressions and stories. It could be a fun read, or a great coffee table book, but I didn't see "With a Pinch of Salt" being useful or helpful in working towards my goal of being a better writer and communicator."

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    Summary

    Best vocabulary skills books
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder Books 109 Paid
    2 1100 Words You Need to Know Books 74 Paid
    3 Improving Vocabulary Skills Books 73 Paid
    4 Verbal Advantage: 10 Steps to a Powerful Vocabulary Books 54 Paid
    5 Word Power Made Easy Books 39 Paid
    6 The Right Word!: How to Say What You Really Mean Books 22 Paid
    7 Wordzo Books 6 Paid
    8 Why Do We Say It? Books 0 Paid
    9 The Book of Useless Information Books 0 Paid
    10 With a Pinch of Salt Books 0 Paid
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