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When it comes to writing, each character counts. According to quora.com, 80% of English words are between 2 and 7 characters long. In real-world test cases, the average written word is 5 (4.79) characters long and if your reading the dictionary the average word is 8 (7.60) characters in length. This is because when people write they tend to use a lot of short words like “a”,”is”,”the”, and “it” while in the dictionary each word is used only once. Because of the general inconsistencies, 5 characters per word has become the general rule of thumb even when calculating typed words per minute.