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An example use of ribbon in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… Cerner led a blue-ribbon commission that …”
the word ribbon occurs in english on average 51.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 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 ribbon can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) leisure and entertainment;