how to pronounce great


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great is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of great in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… and if we've done a great job for you um …”

meaning of great

Great means very good or impressive.

great frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word great occurs in english on average 452.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics great can be related to

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 great can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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