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Would it sound awkward if I say "studied" instead of "practiced" in this context?


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It might sound awkward, yes! That's because he's already studied the language, and now it's just a matter of practicing speaking it. If he was still learning the language, then "studied" would work well. Ex: I haven't studied French in a while, so I can't remember a few grammar points and vocabulary. Ex: I haven't practiced French in a while. So It might sound a bit awkward.

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