Think you know your vocabulary?

Everyone has an opinion about grammar – but what about vocabulary?

Some people criticize bad vocabulary and prescribe what we should and shouldn't say. But where do these rules come from? And are they all valid? In our Real Vocabulary series, Macmillan Dictionary has a closer look at the rules surrounding ten points of usage which are frequently criticized by language traditionalists. To do this, we have studied the evidence of language in use and you can learn more about the results by following our video and blog series about this topic.

First, we challenge you to have a go yourself: test your knowledge of real 21st century vocabulary with this quiz!