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An example use of returns in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… Vance that we got the returns would turn …”
the word returns occurs in english on average 21.1 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.
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 returns can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) transport and travel;