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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.

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  1. 4
    informal to get an illness

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  2. 5
    informal to buy something

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  3. 11
    informal to earn money

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  4. 13
    pick up the bill/tab informal to pay for something

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