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between and from the corpus with smoothing of .  
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1700 - 1746 1747 1748 - 1843 1844 - 1979 1980 - 1992 prefer it be English
1700 - 1872 1873 - 1970 1971 - 1980 1981 - 1990 1991 - 2000 prefer it to be English
1700 - 1847 1848 - 1929 1930 - 1943 1944 - 1987 1988 - 2000 prefer that it be English
1700 - 1920 1921 - 1986 1987 - 1991 1992 - 1995 1996 - 2000 would prefer it be English
1700 - 1897 1898 - 1983 1984 - 1989 1990 - 1995 1996 - 2000 would prefer that it be English
1700 - 1885 1886 - 1972 1973 - 1980 1981 - 1989 1990 - 2000 would prefer it to be English

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