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    I'm sitting A level Arabic this summer and was wondering whether they include one letter words like "و" in the word count and if not how about 2 letters words such as "في" and "ان".
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    I am not familiar enough with the Arabic language, but if by 'one letter word' you mean like how the English words 'I' and 'a' are one letter long; then yes these would be included in the word count as they are still words.

    I am guessing your confusion has something to do with the fact that Arabic might class these words differently?
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    I'm sitting A level Arabic this summer and was wondering whether they include one letter words like "و" in the word count and if not how about 2 letters words such as "في" and "ان".
    I'm Not too sure, but I do know that on the edexcel website there are some sample essay answers in the examiners reports every year. You could count the number of words in the high band answers and see if they generally include every single word or not? (Loll, have fun, it may take ages ). I doubt they actually count words; that would be a bit pedantic- they probably just generally estimate how long it is by size of handwriting and number of lines.
    My guess is that yes, the و etc. do count, but they don't take up much line space. In the exam I remember counting pretty much all the words (because I was bored and exams so long)- I was probably justt over or maybe within the limit, and they gave me an A. If the في ، و and so on didn't count, I probably would've been under?
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    I'm Not too sure, but I do know that on the edexcel website there are some sample essay answers in the examiners reports every year. You could count the number of words in the high band answers and see if they generally include every single word or not? (Loll, have fun, it may take ages ). I doubt they actually count words; that would be a bit pedantic- they probably just generally estimate how long it is by size of handwriting and number of lines.
    My guess is that yes, the و etc. do count, but they don't take up much line space. In the exam I remember counting pretty much all the words (because I was bored and exams so long)- I was probably justt over or maybe within the limit, and they gave me an A. If the في ، و and so on didn't count, I probably would've been under?
    OK thank you, I'd better get counting then.
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    OK thank you, I'd better get counting then.
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