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An example use of light in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… you see our hot light or our glaze line …”
Light is the form of electromagnetic radiation that is visible to the human eye.
the word light occurs in english on average 278.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that light can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;