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Hi,

I’d like to know why the word “commune” is used only in writing (eg. commune with nature) and not in conversational/spoken English? Albeit, I did look up several books/ reference sites hoping to find a convincing answer …alas…! my search often ended with results showing either it’s definition or the history of its origin !...and yet my question remains unanswered…! So here I am, hoping to find an answer to this unanswered question of mine!Emotion: thinking
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I say it, certainly, There are indeed few or no words that are written but not spoken or vice versa. What gave you the idea that 'commune' is not spoken?
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Thankyou very much for answering in Emotion: smile...feels so releived in knowing that I have not been wrong in using it in spoken English!...but years ago when at college I was told /or rather corrected by my professor who hailed from the Caribbeans that the word "commune" is usually used in writing mostly in reference to Nature .

I'd be glad if you could let me know whether/if this word is associated with Nature alone or can it be used in any other context/expression?
'To commune with Nature' is certainly a common collocation, but the word is certainly not limited to that context:

Go to Mass when the hunger beckons, commune with friends and nature
Axons commune with dendrites across the synaptic gap.
I walk my dogs to the graveyards and commune with the island dead.
Twofeathers had taught him that, to commune with spirits, one must befuddle one's senses.
Once again thankyou very much for your assistance. The examples cited by you have been of immense help to me especially b'cause they give me a better insight into the usage of this word.
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