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The following list is the 400 most commonly used words in the English
language, from the top of a list of the 86,800 most frequently used English
words, ranked in order of commonness, compiled by Jonathan J. Harris, et
al., as part of WordCount, an artistic experiment in the way we use
language. As he notes at http://www.wordcount.org/main.php,
WordCount data currently comes from the British National Corpus, a
100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language
from a wide range of sources, designed to represent an accurate cross-
section of current English usage.

For practice (and for improving spelling abilities while learning how to
type faster) Zoom-Type includes a separate list of Doltch 220 a list of the
220 most commonly used words. As with that list, we have grouped these
400 words in boxes of ten words, to make it easy to gauge how many
words per minute a person is typing. Happy speed-typing!

The 400 most common English words from WordCount


the 1 have 3 all 5 into 7
of are their its
and this has then
to not would two
a but will out
in had what time
that his if like
it they can only
is from when my
was she so did

I 2 4 6 8
which no other
for or said me
on we who your
you an more now
he there about over
be her up just
with were them may
as one some these
by do could new
at been him also
people 9 still 13 home 17 group 21
any year something second
know must Mr. quite
very last long until
see even house five
first take why party
well own each point
after too part every
should off since company
than here end women

where 10 come 14 number 18 says 22


back both found later
how does place important
get say different took
most oh went state
way used little high
down going really men
our erm came away
made use left information
got government children public

much 11 15 local 19 23
day help
think man within head
work might always national
between same without often
go under four seen
years yes around school
er however great money
many put give told
being world set fact
those another system night

before 12 want 16 small 20 further 24


right thought mean better
because while during British
through life although business
yeah again case less
good against next taken
three never things done
make need find hand
us old social having
such look given thing
looked 25 far 29 law 33 health 37
london able research sure
area six following white
water become am million
perhaps open level words
face market show child
best times saw period
mm whole looking minister
form support feel including
family half today several

general 26 eyes 30 name 34 father 38


though members mother society
already working past seemed
possible control question kind
nothing major let began
early problem knew god
large doing education top
yet court actually start
young towards policy itself
side mind ever behind

27 anything 31 themselves 39
asked known 35
whether others above wanted
days felt office economic
ca. war big love
called car clear means
John police body upon
enough keep door areas
development full voice effect
week making across likely
round either Britain English

power 28 held 32 person 36 city 40


change report together therefore
country interest main woman
almost once services real
council problems care position
himself act black centre
room road book south
tell probably months England
service available turned community
political labor using view
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