Word frequency in speech and writing: Activity

Spoken English

the

I

you

and

it

a

’s*

to

of

that

Written English

the

of

and

a

in

to

is/was

it

for

that

Notes: * ’s here is a verb (not a possessive marker), as in He’s in the kitchen.

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