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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language [Paperback]

Steven Pinker
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Concordance (learn more)
These are the 100 most frequently used words in this book.

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Text Stats
These statistics are computed from the text of this book. (learn more)
Readability (learn more) Compared with other books
Fog Index:  15.9
76% are easier
24% are harder
Flesch Index:  43.3
62% are easier
38% are harder
Flesch-Kincaid Index:  13.6
81% are easier
19% are harder
Complexity (learn more)
Complex Words:  14%
48% have fewer
52% have more
Syllables per Word:  1.6
53% have fewer
47% have more
Words per Sentence:  25.6
90% have fewer
10% have more
Number of
Characters:  645,505
75% have fewer
25% have more
Words:  106,947
78% have fewer
22% have more
Sentences:  4,171
58% have fewer
42% have more
Fun stats
Words per Ounce:  14,854  

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