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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.
The group is using the term Generation R to describe those who progressed faster than usual during the recession by taking on the work of more senior ex-colleagues and are now pushing for pay and recognition to match.
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