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Interesting facts about the English Language

Interesting facts about the English Language

It is not as if these are facts that you will be hearing for the first time, you have heard them all before. But there are certain things that we tend to forget, facts being one of them. It may be quite useful to recapitulate these facts once again, and it is possible that you will be hearing one or two among these for the first time. The most commonly used letter in the English Language is ‘e’. In fact it is written once every eight time as one writes in English. The letter‘s’ begins the most number of words in the English Language. The shortest complete sentence in the English language is ‘I am’. The longest English word that can be spelled without repeating any letters is ‘uncopyrightable’.A ‘pangram’ is a sentence that uses every letter in the English language. For eg ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’. There is no word in the English language that rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. No matter which nations they hail from, all pilots on international flights speak English. ‘Pronunciation’ is the word which is the most mispronounced in the English language. On an average one new word is added to the English language every two hours, and around 4000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year. ‘Queueing’ is the only English word which has five vowels in a row.

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1. ‘E’ is the most commonly used letter in the English language. In fact, as many as one in eight of all the letters written in English is ‘e’.

2. More English words begin with the letter ‘S’ than any other letter of the alphabet.

3. ‘I am.’ is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

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4. The longest English word that can be spelled without repeating any letters is ‘uncopyrightable’.

5. The following sentence contains seven different spellings of the sound “ee”: ‘He believed Caesar could see people seizing the seas’.

6. Do you know what is special about the following sentence? ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’. This type of sentence is called a ‘pangram’ as it uses every letter in the English language.

7. The longest word in English has 45 letters: ‘pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis’! It is a type of lung disease caused by inhaling ash and sand dust.

 
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