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An example use of items in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… details as the items sold in the 9/11 …”
the word items occurs in english on average 95.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.