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Most fixed phrases held in common by the two authors are small strings of function words.
A total of 892 different fixed phrases or collocations within those 1,528 words existed that repeated more than 25,000 times in fourteen texts, including the Hamlet itself.
This pattern does not apply to fixed phrases, lexicalized sentence stems or similes, but it is observed in spoken expressions, idioms and proverbs:
The majority of cases are neither fixed phrases nor idioms.