Question re: 5,000 Most-Used Shorthand Forms

I finally bought a copy of this, copyright 1931, printing June 1947.

There are numbers to the left of the words, such as:

1 a

1 am

5 ache

4 acre


Could someone please post what these numbers mean?

Thanks very much.  🙂

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  1. Sure. The numbers refer to the placement of the word with respect to frequency: 1 means the word is in the first 1000 most frequent, 2 means in the second thousand, etc. The index in the back of the book explains it.

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