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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
In the course of the next 10 years, a new generation - 'Generation C' - will emerge. Born after 1990, these 'digital natives', just now beginning to attend university and enter the workforce, will transform the world as we know it.
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