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An example use of dates in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… they give us target dates and we just …”
the word dates occurs in english on average 28.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.