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An example use of excuse in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… that I can have an excuse we have up in …”
Excuse means to give an explanation for a mistake or offense.
the word excuse occurs in english on average 30.9 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 excuse can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;
3) people, society, and culture;