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Questions tagged [frequency]

frequency - questions about the frequency of a letter, a word, a pronunciation, or other things in English.

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Which of the following verbs are the most common regarding to meetings?

Which of the following verbs are the most common when talking about meetings? Scenario 1: I should say to my friends that we should _______ meeting after a long time that we didn't see each other. ...
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What is the frequency of the pronunciation of the letter C variations?

For the letter C there are 5 options for pronunciation: we can pronounce it as S, Z, or K, SH, CH. (we have also words that we don't pronounce the letter C at all). Then my question is: Which ...
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Is there any free word-frequency dictionary?

Sometimes, despite I can see the meaning of a word in a dictionary, I don't know which variation of a word has the most application? For example, I find the word loathed in a text and I find it in an ...
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Clear the exam - is there any difference from 'pass the exam'

I've just came across the collocation 'clear the exam'. Even though I do understand the meaning from the context, I could not find this phrase in Longman dictionary, and when googled the search ...
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Frequency of tenses

Out of pure curiosity, I wonder how frequently each of the 12 tenses is used in the written English language. I only found a passing remark, that Present Simple, Past Simple, and Present Perfect ...
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A dictionary that gives usage frequencies for each meaning of a phrase and word

Is there a dictionary (preferably on-line) that would offer usage frequency information for each possible meaning of a word or phrase? I mean more detailed than the usual marking of some meanings (...