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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 report analysed the results of a survey of 8000 20 to 45 year-olds, and identified the emergence of ‘Generation Rent’: two thirds (64%) of non-homeowners who believe they have no prospect whatsoever of buying a home.
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