100 Most Common Nouns

Posted by on May 28, 2013


The English Language is full of words. In fact, Oxford Dictionary lists approximately 250,000 seperate English words and their most recent dictionary included more than 170,000 entries. The problem is deciding which words are useful and which words are not. Another way to say this is that not all 170,000 words found in the dictionary are used commonly. This makes learning new vocabulary very difficult. How can someone decide if a word is common or not, useful or not?

Well, one of the ways to do this is to start by learning and using what are generally considered the most common words found in English. The list below comes from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) and is the result of intensive research and evaluation.

You can either download this list in PDF format or use the list online.

We recommend that you:

  • Learn Each Word.
  • Look up the Definitions Here
  • Practice Proper Pronounciation.
  • Use each word in a sentence.
  • Make sentences in a variety of tenses.

This will help you build your vocabulary as well as your confidence.

 




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