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How long do English speakers take?

 


12 years!

In fact 7 million British adults and 40 million US adults are ‘functionally illiterate’  (meaning for everyday purposes they're not able to read and write).  That's around 20% of all British and 20% of all American adults.

That means one 1 in 5 of us never do learn to spell properly.
 

 
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