If you’ve ever wondered just how many English words you truly know, here’s a test that does a pretty good job at estimating the number of English word families you recognize.
A word family is a set of related words by form – for example the verb “to conquer”, the noun “conqueror”, and the adjective “conquered” and any other related forms are all one word family.
The test consists of 140 questions – each time it gives you a word, and uses that word in an example sentence. You then have a choice of 4 definitions for that word. You simply need to choose the definition that best matches the word given. The whole test takes around 10-15 minutes, and you get your results immediately at the end.
I scored 23,000 word families – can you do any better?