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1000 Most Common

Words in English in
Alphabetical Order

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Rank Word Reference Rank Word Reference


5 a Definite and Indefinite 981 chick The little chick was so
Articles cute!
422 able Adjective or Adverb? 829 chief Adjective or Adverb?
58 about Preposition Help 665 child The three year old child
could walk and talk very
well.
307 above Preposition Help 256 children Can the children come
over a birthday party?
177 act 741 choose
168 add 962 chord The C Major chord
finished the piece.
917 afraid Adjective or Adverb? 525 circle He drew a circle around
the best ideas.
111 after Preposition Help 227 city The city can be a
dangerous place, but it
offers so much to do.
191 again 899 claim He made a claim on the
money.
383 against Preposition Help 329 class We're having a class on
phrasal verbs next week.
675 age It's the age of technology. 719 clean Adjective or Adverb?
481 ago 446 clear Adjective or Adverb?
789 agree 683 climb
155 air The air isn't very clean in the 831 clock Look at the clock on the
city. wall! I have to get out of
here!
40 all 245 close
841 allow 597 clothe
157 also 678 cloud Doesn't that cloud look
like a woman?
264 always 632 coast The west coast is
beautiful.
507 am 931 coat Get your coat on and let's
get going.
500 among Preposition Help 398 cold It's very cold outside.
48 an Definite and Indefinite 747 collect
Articles
4 and 930 colony The French colony was a
paradise.
898 anger You need to control your 297 color My favorite color is blue.
anger better.
192 animal The animal was ferocious. 886 column The column in the middle
is the most important in
the chart.
208 answer The answer is correct. 80 come
101 any 472 common Adjective or Adverb?
391 appear 856 company The company went
bankrupt last year.
927 apple An apple a day keeps the 812 compare
doctor away!
15 are 333 complete Adjective or Adverb?
335 area I like the Seattle area. 940 condition My first condition is that
you study hard.
513 arm He hurt his arm playing 959 connect
baseball.
868 arrange 628 consider
950 arrive 667 consonant V is a difficult consonant
to pronounce.
539 art Art is one of the greatest 428 contain
things in life.
17 as 900 continent Australia is the only
country that is also a
continent.
179 ask 850 continue
22 at Preposition Help 749 control The situation is under
control.
771 atom Scientists used to believe 619 cook
that the atom was the
smallest measurable unit.
601 baby We had a baby last year. 684 cool Adjective or Adverb?
112 back My back hurts! 633 copy I'll make you a copy of
the report.
724 bad Adjective or Adverb? 811 corn I enjoy eating corn.
502 ball Bounce that ball! 782 corner The house is on the
corner.
934 band I joined a band when I was 421 correct Adjective or Adverb?
sixteen years old.
746 bank I need to go to the bank to 734 cost
get some money.
972 bar Let's grab a beer at the bar. 871 cotton My shirt is made of
cotton.
291 base The base of operations is in 78 could
Vienna.
944 basic Adjective or Adverb? 534 count
808 bat Hi picked up the bat and 206 country This is a huge country.
went to hit.
21 be 454 course The English course was
very difficult.
592 bear I saw a bear on the trail 215 cover Can you add another
yesterday. cover to the bed.
646 beat 579 cow Our cow produces 2
gallons of mild each day.
425 beauty 698 crease There is no crease in my
trousers.
545 bed I went to bed late last night. 805 create
98 been 777 crop The corn crop was very
good this past year.
143 before Preposition Help 229 cross
285 began 810 crowd There was a huge crowd
at the concert.
257 begin 409 cry
445 behind Preposition Help 847 current
550 believe 294 cut
815 bell He rang the bell to begin 968 dad My dad went to school in
class. Oregon.
352 best 510 dance
354 better 794 danger There is danger in
everything.
219 between Preposition Help 410 dark
173 big Adjective or Adverb? 77 day Each day is a new day.
314 bird He saw the bird fly away. 843 dead Adjective or Adverb?
631 bit 860 deal He made a great deal on
his new house.
326 black 982 dear Adjective or Adverb?
851 block The house is one block away. 903 death Death is a part of life.
727 blood You've got blood on your 461 decide
face. Did you cut yourself?
725 blow 750 decimal Calculate the decimal as
well.
459 blue 463 deep Adjective or Adverb?
569 board He wrote the answer on the 979 degree
board.
471 boat I got on the boat and rowed 816 depend
away.
316 body It's important to keep your 618 describe
body in shape.
785 bone The bone was showing after 845 desert I went out ot the desert
the accident. last weekend.
278 book I bought a new book last 685 design He submitted a new
weekend. design for the home.
872 born 873 determine
267 both 437 develop
689 bottom The water was so clear I 669 dictionary Look up the word in the
could see the bottom of the dictionary.
lake.
928 bought 81 did
417 box He opened the box. 709 die
146 boy The boy ran home after 138 differ
school.
912 branch The branch on the tree had 756 difficult Adjective or Adverb?
snow on it.
969 bread I eat bread every day. 319 direct Adjective or Adverb?
720 break 921 discuss
587 bright Adjective or Adverb? 495 distant Adjective or Adverb?
493 bring 528 divide
893 broad Adjective or Adverb? 955 division There was a major
division between the
partners.
654 broke 52 do
546 brother My brother lives in Seattle. 757 doctor You can see the doctor
now.
489 brought 151 does
736 brown 317 dog My daughter really wants
a dog.
197 build 921 dollar One dollar isn't worth
much anymore.
623 burn 242 don't
468 busy Adjective or Adverb? 424 done
32 but 324 door Can you open the door?
606 buy 948 double
29 by Preposition Help 96 down Preposition Help
92 call 238 draw
118 came 938 dream I had a strange dream
last night.
869 camp Did you go to camp last 677 dress She bought a new dress
summer? yesterday.
36 can 985 drink
791 capital Venture capital is hard to 426 drive
come by.
753 captain The captain ordered the ship 505 drop
return.
274 car I'd like to buy a new car. 477 dry
933 card I sent the card to my aunt. 976 duck Have you ever eaten
duck?
276 care 356 during
279 carry 49 each
655 case The case was put back two 651 ear You need a good ear to
weeks. play music well.
626 cat My cat's name is Judy. 361 early
565 catch 199 earth The Earth is round.
766 caught 261 ease
140 cause 497 east
549 cell Each cell is important. 282 eat
730 cent It costs one cent. 581 edge The edge of the knife is
very sharp.
386 center 774 effect
627 century Last century was extremely 547 egg I'd like an egg for
violent. breakfast.
405 certain Adjective or Adverb? 602 eight
793 chair The chair is made of wood. 621 either
879 chance Did that happen by chance? 775 electric Adjective or Adverb?
181 change 779 element One element you need to
consider is bandwidth.
764 character He has quite a kind 652 else
character.
970 charge 160 end The end is near.
852 chart The chart showed the growth 983 enemy Do you have an enemy?
of the company.
483 check 542 energy The world needs more
and more energy.

Rank Word Reference Rank Word Reference


511 engine 616 held
301 enough Adjective or Adverb? 135 help
834 enter 67 her
739 equal Adjective or Adverb? 171 here
486 equate 174 high Adjective or Adverb?
915 especially Adjective or Adverb? 624 hill
169 even 72 him
939 evening 19 his
858 event 773 history
308 ever 780 hit
120 every 362 hold
707 exact Adjective or Adverb? 699 hole
260 example 162 home
713 except 595 hope
647 excite 293 horse
563 exercise 30 hot Adjective or Adverb?
776 expect 487 hot Adjective or Adverb?
925 experience 353 hour
688 experiment 187 house
222 eye 46 how
298 face 918 huge Adjective or Adverb?
449 fact 772 human
745 fair Adjective or Adverb? 357 hundred
407 fall 543 hunt
318 family 828 hurry
820 famous Adjective or Adverb? 18 I
236 far Adjective or Adverb? 523 ice
230 farm 286 idea
367 fast Adjective or Adverb? 55 if
963 fat Adjective or Adverb? 787 imagine
200 father 6 in Preposition Help
958 favor 451 inch
823 fear 527 include
941 feed 768 indicate
312 feel 642 industry
275 feet 765 insect
742 fell 977 instant
530 felt 575 instrument
249 few 365 interest
419 field 870 invent
916 fig 691 iron
644 fight 7 is
415 figure 465 island
496 fill 8 it
432 final 580 job
100 find 717 join
404 fine 570 joy
641 finger 600 jump
593 finish 129 just
339 fire 221 keep
93 first 576 kept
287 fish 690 key
743 fit 657 kill
358 five 184 kind Adjective or Adverb?
694 flat Adjective or Adverb? 349 king
620 floor 344 knew
744 flow 89 know
596 flower 721 lady
406 fly 659 lake
176 follow 170 land
216 food 499 language
466 foot 166 large Adjective or Adverb?
13 for 224 last Adjective or Adverb?
458 force 240 late Adjective or Adverb?
552 forest 479 laugh
130 form 630 law
922 forward 382 lay
207 found 408 lead
218 four 213 learn
551 fraction 710 least
440 free Adjective or Adverb? 321 leave
836 fresh Adjective or Adverb? 929 led
284 friend 239 left
26 from Preposition Help 562 leg
429 front 537 length
795 fruit 374 less
457 full Adjective or Adverb? 225 let
586 fun Adjective or Adverb? 270 letter
484 game 878 level
738 garden 645 lie
588 gas 248 life
880 gather 848 lift
433 gave 183 light
522 general Adjective or Adverb? 64 like
751 gentle Adjective or Adverb? 137 line
106 get 994 liquid
303 girl 310 list
123 give 370 listen
964 glad Adjective or Adverb? 113 little
577 glass 109 live
79 go 762 locate
473 gold 995 log
599 gone 561 lone Adjective or Adverb?
121 good Adjective or Adverb? 68 long Adjective or Adverb?
258 got 75 look
396 govern 735 lost
501 grand Adjective or Adverb? 687 lot
578 grass 662 loud Adjective or Adverb?
890 gray 387 love
132 great Adjective or Adverb? 136 low Adjective or Adverb?
434 green 411 machine
729 grew 108 made
364 ground 909 magnet
263 group 300 main Adjective or Adverb?
210 grow 835 major Adjective or Adverb?
801 guess 69 make
924 guide 116 man
840 gun 59 many
28 had 393 map
617 hair 268 mark
336 half 978 market
164 hand 932 mass
332 happen 951 master
594 happy Adjective or Adverb? 913 match
231 hard Adjective or Adverb? 516 material
74 has 524 matter
853 hat 95 may
24 have 122 me
11 he 142 mean
201 head 996 meant
292 hear 323 measure
351 heard 817 meat
506 heart 604 meet
490 heat 701 melody
509 heavy Adjective or Adverb? 180 men
Rank Word Reference Rank Word Reference
609 metal 320 pose
672 method 512 position
656 middle 474 possible
233 might 960 post
272 mile 423 pound
670 milk 402 power
591 million 754 practice
444 mind 894 prepare
832 mine 508 present
441 minute 244 press
488 miss 904 pretty Adjective or Adverb?
731 mix 842 print
778 modern Adjective or Adverb? 544 probable Adjective or Adverb?
887 molecule 341 problem
660 moment 799 process
389 money 448 produce
590 month 325 product
464 moon 971 proper Adjective or Adverb?
76 more 885 property
375 morning 759 protect
85 most 560 prove
194 mother 788 provide
992 motion 397 pull
566 mount 611 push
288 mountain 161 put
706 mouth 874 quart
144 move 331 question
141 much 436 quick Adjective or Adverb?
452 multiply 680 quiet Adjective or Adverb?
265 music 653 quite
172 must 997 quotient
87 my 554 race
126 name 769 radio
668 nation 786 rail
648 natural Adjective or Adverb? 394 rain
989 nature 607 raise
196 near Preposition Help 482 ran
802 necessary Adjective or Adverb? 990 range
1000 neck 809 rather
186 need 366 reach
806 neighbor 163 read
223 never 306 ready
102 new 247 real Adjective or Adverb?
254 next 536 reason
246 night 704 receive
875 nine 470 record
84 no 309 red
877 noise 541 region
760 noon 359 remember
947 nor 891 repeat
250 north 984 reply
896 nose 538 represent
412 note 892 require
453 nothing 420 rest
399 notice 622 result
418 noun 796 rich Adjective or Adverb?
99 now 548 ride
82 number 145 right
328 numeral 763 ring
460 object 723 rise
664 observe 273 river
986 occur 392 road
438 ocean 337 rock
2 of Preposition Help 639 roll
185 off Preposition Help 283 room
973 offer 605 root
703 office 935 rope
269 often 840 rose
435 oh 115 round Adjective or Adverb?
726 oil 705 row
147 old Adjective or Adverb? 818 rub
14 on Preposition Help 395 rule
290 once 241 run
23 one 625 safe Adjective or Adverb?
114 only 47 said
251 open Adjective or Adverb? 515 sail
800 operate 895 salt
863 opposite 149 same
27 or 637 sand
338 order 572 sat
673 organ 748 save
965 original Adjective or Adverb? 235 saw
38 other 134 say
124 our 661 scale
37 out Preposition Help 209 school
88 over Preposition Help 281 science
203 own 926 score
901 oxygen 237 sea
204 page 837 search
498 paint 907 season
526 pair 949 seat
262 paper 277 second
613 paragraph 676 section
953 parent 71 see
104 part 715 seed
859 particular Adjective or Adverb? 252 seem
783 party 974 segment
345 pass 888 select
584 past 198 self
993 path 854 sell
384 pattern 838 send
674 pay 650 sense
86 people 740 sent
531 perhaps 131 sentence
767 period 755 separate Adjective or Adverb?
388 person 390 serve
634 phrase 152 set
532 pick 519 settle
188 picture 612 seven
342 piece 378 several
930 pitch 615 shall
107 place 485 shape
302 plain Adjective or Adverb? 966 share
414 plan 803 sharp
475 plane 50 she
827 planet 956 sheet
214 plant 999 shell
158 play 884 shine
758 please 334 ship
897 plural 865 shoe
813 poem 881 shop
193 point 954 shore
686 poor Adjective or Adverb? 327 short Adjective or Adverb?
980 populate 205 should
165 port 866 shoulder

Rank Word Reference Rank Word Reference


712 shout 614 third
119 show 25 this
97 side 266 those
284 sight 311 though Preposition Help
582 sign 226 thought
635 silent Adjective or Adverb? 480 thousand
910 silver 153 three
923 similar Adjective or Adverb? 128 through
377 simple 883 throw
346 since 790 thus
369 sing 833 tie
692 single Adjective or Adverb? 54 time
919 sister 682 tiny Adjective or Adverb?
553 sit 492 tire
371 six 3 to Preposition Help
517 size 253 together
905 skill 343 told
696 skin 716 tone
568 sky 148 too
975 slave 280 took
559 sleep 942 tool
936 slip 347 top
385 slow 943 total
159 small Adjective or Adverb? 728 touch
945 smell 380 toward
697 smile 403 town
491 snow 952 track
65 so 700 trade
585 soft Adjective or Adverb? 558 train
638 soil 373 travel
798 soldier 228 tree
908 solution 826 triangle
608 solve 702 trip
34 some 711 trouble
658 son 876 truck
322 song 355 true
315 soon 189 try
83 sound 819 tube
340 south 139 turn
350 space 695 twenty
520 speak 73 two
443 special Adjective or Adverb? 629 type
988 speech 125 under Preposition Help
671 speed 401 unit
167 spell 271 until Preposition Help
961 spend 43 up Preposition Help
770 spoke 190 us
844 spot 44 use
867 spread 304 usual Adjective or Adverb?
663 spring 946 valley
535 square 643 value
202 stand 518 vary
416 star 368 verb
232 start 127 very
220 state 649 view
967 station 603 village
455 stay 583 visit
476 stead 400 voice
991 steam 379 vowel
920 steel 413 wait
360 step 259 walk
693 stick 564 wall
212 still 154 want
681 stone 381 war
427 stood 439 warm
289 stop 12 was
556 store 807 wash
234 story 296 watch
666 straight Adjective or Adverb? 90 water
598 strange Adjective or Adverb? 504 wave
822 stream 57 way
450 street 35 we
882 stretch 737 wear
814 string 589 weather
442 strong Adjective or Adverb? 431 week
781 student 521 weight
211 study 156 well
540 subject 182 went
957 substance 39 were
857 subtract 363 west
855 success 33 what
175 such 456 wheel
533 sudden Adjective or Adverb? 42 when
914 suffix 110 where
902 sugar 610 whether
718 suggest 51 which
846 suit 243 while
557 summer 255 white
217 sun 94 who
784 supply 348 whole
987 support 761 whose
295 sure 178 why
462 surface 514 wide Adjective or Adverb?
679 surprise 864 wife
961 swim 574 wild
529 syllable 56 will
708 symbol 937 win
467 system 330 wind
372 table 555 window
447 tail 804 wing
105 take 571 winter
313 talk 733 wire
636 tall Adjective or Adverb? 567 wish
430 teach 16 with Preposition Help
732 team 752 woman
998 teeth 906 women
150 tell 792 won't
temperat
640 478 wonder
ure
376 ten 299 wood
862 term 31 word
469 test 103 work
91 than 195 world
911 thank 63 would
10 that 62 write
Definite and Indefinite
1 the 573 written
Articles
53 their 889 wrong
61 them 714 wrote
60 then 722 yard
41 there 117 year
66 these 839 yellow
20 they 494 yes
797 thick 503 yet
825 thin 9 you
70 thing 305 young Adjective or Adverb?
133 think 45 your