What’s the most frequently used English word? (video)

Have you ever thought what is the most frequently used word in the English language?

Abacaba, the YouTube channel specializing in visualizing data, has the answer. The video uses stats from Google Ngram Viewer while referring to an extensive article English Letter Frequency Counts written by Peter Norvig, the Director of Research at Google.

The distillation of book data via Ngram Viewer gives 97,565 distinct words. In total, they were mentioned 743,842,922,321 times.

The winners are here. The most frequently used English words is “the”, followed by “of”, “and”, and “to.”

Via Design Taxi.

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