According to The Readers Digest National Word Power Challenge poll, 45 percent of the respondents say that kids vocabulary is on the decline over the last couple of years.
On the other hand, 26 percent believe these skills are getting better while 21 percent say youngsters vocabulary skills have remained the same.
Word Power Challenge spokesperson Kathleen Bordelon says the poll results prove recent technological advancements are making language not as rich or colorful as it once was.
While technology will probably give kids more shortcuts around language in the future, Bordelon doesnt believe the bad vocabulary trend will necessarily persist.
In her words, As long as we make a bigger effort to focus on grammar with our youth from now on, their vocabulary will hopefully get better, not worse.
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