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An example use of nails in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… find screws nails at the ranch it's a …”
the word nails occurs in english on average 19.1 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.