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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language - [Hardcover]

David Crystal
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Concordance (learn more)
These are the 100 most frequently used words in another edition of this book.

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Text Stats
These statistics are computed from the text of another edition of this book. (learn more)
Readability (learn more) Compared with other books
Fog Index:  13.9
58% are easier
42% are harder
Flesch Index:  47.5
56% are easier
44% are harder
Flesch-Kincaid Index:  11.5
61% are easier
39% are harder
Complexity (learn more)
Complex Words:  15%
53% have fewer
47% have more
Syllables per Word:  1.6
55% have fewer
45% have more
Words per Sentence:  19.5
68% have fewer
32% have more
Number of
Characters:  2,540,829
99% have fewer
1% have more
Words:  400,751
99% have fewer
1% have more
Sentences:  20,549
98% have fewer
2% have more
Fun stats
Words per Ounce:  5,517  

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