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The `most_common(~)` method within the `collections` module, returns a list of the most common n elements and their respective counts within a `Counter` object.

Parameters

1. `n` | `number` | `optional`

Return the top n most common elements in the `Counter` object.

Return value

A list of the n most common elements and their respective counts. If multiple elements have equal counts, they are returned in the order first encountered.

Examples

To return a new list with two most common elements from `my_list`:

``` from collections import Countermy_list = ['a', 'b', 'b', 'c', 'c','c']occurrences = Counter(my_list) #Initialize Counter objectnew_list = occurrences.most_common(2)print(new_list) [('c', 3), ('b', 2)] ```
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