How can I select the last pasted text with regular Emacs?

I would like to do the same thing as this Q&A, but I don't use evil mode.

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When emacs pastes ("yanks") text, it puts a mark at the start of the text, so selecting it can be done using exchange-point-and-mark, bound to C-xC-x by default.

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    Booya, that's the trick. Commented Feb 20, 2020 at 19:28

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