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the word exception occurs in english on average 31.6 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.
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An example use of exception in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… millennium ago is an exception to a rule …”
Exception means an event that is not included in a general rule or law.