Why is the Letter E the Most Common Letter in the English language?

This is a question I’ve been asking myself ruefully these last few days. The E on my keyboard hasn’t been very co√∂perative, insisting that I bang it at least a few times for it to make the letter E appear on the screen. This has made me really… appreciate, for wont of a better word, just how often we have to use the letter E.

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