The person at Stage 6 uses all parts of speech, and has correct word order in sentences. He or she learns to use complex sentences with the words if, because, and then as conjunctions. The use of reflexive pronouns (myself) emerges, as well as indefinite pronouns (anybody, everything), and the meaning of contractions. He or she can ask negative questions with pronoun-verb phrases. Language continues to grow by expanding vocabulary.
|Approx. Vocab. Size||Utterance Length in Morphemes*||Examples|
|3,000 + words||Mean: 4.5+||That’s the box they put it in., Where’s a pencil I can use?, I wanted you to turn it., He’s mad because I won.|
*a morpheme is the smallest unit of meaning in a language