1000 Commonly Used English Words

Here is a list of the 1000 most commonly used words in the English language. The list is organized according to parts of speech with a number to the left of each word. The number represents the ranking of each word. To find a specific word, first click one a link for the part speech where you are most likely to find the word. Then, using your browser, click edit or settings, then find.Then type the word you are looking for in the search box and click search. You can also scroll though the list according to the part of speech you are interested in by clicking on one of the following links. A special thanks goes out to Gerry Scholtz, of Hannam University in Daejeon, South Korea, for compiling this list. Use this link to hear the pronunciation, or to learn the definition, of any of the words listed below.

Adjectives

71. last

75. other

85. new

99. good

132. old

138. great

178. high

183. small

192. different

198. large

208. local

222. social

230. long

239. important

255. young

256. national

276. possible

282. big

299. right

305. early

308. public

313. only

321. able

322. political

339. particular

340. full

345. far

356. late

367. available

370. little

376. low

393. bad

407. main

426. major

429. economic

433. general

446. real

449. likely

458. certain

465. special

466. difficult

467. international

485. clear

499. sure

502. black

519. white

527. common

528. strong

529. whole

531. free

565. similar

573. necessary

577. central

582. true

587. open

588. short

589. personal

593. single

600. easy

601. private

612. financial

613. poor

626. foreign

633. human

635. simple

640. recent

649. wide

659. various

676. due

680. hard

694. royal

697. fine

722. natural

723. wrong

729. final

751. following

163. present

770. nice

772. trip

774. close

775. current

776. legal

791. red

792. happy

794. concerned

813. individual

820. normal

832. previous

836. serious

847. significant

849. prime

874. industrial

886. sorry

894. labor

895. left

896. dead

898. specific

905. total

917. appropriate

919. military

928. basic

932. original

933. successful

936. aware

953. popular

958. professional

970. heavy

973. top

982. dark

995. ready

1000. useful

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Adverbs

21. not

49. out

50. up

58. so

63. then

68. more

70. now

77. just

81. also

82. well

84. only

86. very

95. how

97. when

98. as

106. even

107. there

112. down

115. back

119. still

122. here

124. too

127. on

139. where

142. over

153. much

158. however

160. again

170. never

171. all

172. most

179. about

182. in

186. why

188. away

194. really

200. off

201. always

217. next

219. rather

226. quite

231. right

253. often

265. yet

266. perhaps

275. already

298. least

300. almost

304. long

309. together

323. later

334. less

358. both

359. once

364. probably

366. ever

368. no

373. far

385. actually

390. today

391. enough

435. therefore

439. around

454. soon

468. particularly

478. early

492. else

505. sometimes

506. thus

510. further

522. ago

533. yesterday

541. usually

552. indeed

560. certainly

562. home

584. simply

586. especially

652. better

658. either

668. clearly

713. instead

725. round

739. to

778. finalty

790. please

814. forward

825. quickly

834. recently

837. anyway

863. suddenly

818. generality

864. nearly

915. obviously

926. though

929. hard

934. okay

941. exactly

942. above

965. maybe

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Conjunctions

4. and

13. that

23. but

29. or

31. as

38. it

67. than

67. when

96. because

114. so

187. while

209. where

215. although

260. whether

269. until

270. though

21. since

312. alter

314. before

822. nor

916. unless

960. once

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Determiners

1. the

5. a

22. this

26. this

27. that

30. which

33. an

39. their

41. what

43. all

45. her

56. some

62. its

65. my

72. your

74. no

79. these

83. any

94. such

102. our

108. many

109. those

126. own

131. more

144. same

150. each

159. another

202. next

212. most

227. both

234. every

301. much

378. little

416. several

460. half

521. whose

539. few

603. former

768. whatever

840. either

959. less

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InfInitive Marker

7. to

InterjectIons

113. yeah

128. no

157. yes

583. well

Modals

35. will

36. would

37. can

57. could

78. should

88. may

120. must

151. might

166. shall

881. used

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Nouns

53. time

60. year

80. people

89. way

101. man

104. day

115. thing

121. child

133. government

135. part

137. life

140. case

141. woman

146. work

149. system

155. group

156. number

161. world

162. area

164. course

165. company

168. problem

173. service

176. hand

177. party

161. school

184. place

190. point

191. house

193. country

196. week

199. member

206. end

213. word

216. example

218. family

220. fact

224. state

225. percent

235. home

236. month

231. side

238. night

240. eye

241. head

242. information

243. question

244. business

246. power

247. money

248. change

250. interest

251. order

252. book

254. development

259. room

261. water

262. form

263. car

264. other

266. level

271. policy

274. council

278. line

280. need

281. effect

283. use

286. idea

287. study

288. lot

290. job

293. result

294. body

296. friend

297. right

303. authority

306. view

311. report

315. bit

316. face

318. market

324. hour

325. rate

326. law

327. door

328. court

329. office

331. war

333. reason

335. minister

336. subject

337. person

338. term

342. sort

348. period

352. society

353. process

354. mother

357. voice

360. police

361. kind

369. price

371. action

372. issue

375. position

377. cost

379. matter

380. community

382. figure

383. type

384. research

386. education

389. few

395. program

396. minute

397. moment

398. girl

399. age

400. center

402. control

403. value

405. health

410. decision

412. class

413. industry

415. back

420. force

421. condition

423. paper

434. century

436. father

437. section

438. patient

440. activity

441. road

442. table

444. church

448. mind

451. team

452. experience

453. death

455. act

456. sense

457. staff

459. student

462. language

469. department

470. management

471. morning

475. plan

489. role

490. practice

491. bank

493. support

495. event

496. building

497. range

503. stage

504. meeting

508. town

509. art

511. club

513. arm

514. history

515. parent

516. land

517. trade

520. situation

523. teacher

524. record

525. manager

526. relation

530. field

535. window

536. account

542. difference

543. material

544. air

545. wife

548. project

550. sale

551. relationship

553. light

557. care

561. rule

566. story

567. quality

568. tax

569. worker

570. nature

571. structure

572. data

574. pound

575. method

576. unit

578. bed

579. union

580. movement

581. board

590. detail

591. model

598. wall

602. computer

604. hospital

605. chapter

606. scheme

607. theory

610. property

614. officer

616. charge

617. director

621. approach

622. chance

623. application

628. top

629. amount

630. son

631. operation

634. opportunity

636. leader

637. look

638. share

639. production

641. firm

642. picture

643. source

644. security

648. contract

651. agreement

655. site

657. labor

661. test

663. loss

667. color

669. shop

670. benefit

671. animal

672. heart

673. election

674. purpose

675. standard

677. secretary

679. date

681. music

682. hair

684. factor

687. pattern

689. piece

692. front

693. evening

695. tree

696. population

698. plant

699. pressure

700. response

702. street

704. performance

705. knowledge

707. design

708. page

710. individual

712. rest

715. basis

716. size

717. environment

719. fire

720. series

721. success

726. thought

727. list

730. future

732. analysis

734. space

737. demand

738. statement

740. attention

741. love

742. principle

744. set

745. doctor

746. choice

748. feature

749. couple

750. step

753. machine

754. income

755. training

757. association

758. film

759. region

760. effort

761. player

764. award

765. village

767. organization

769. news

771. difficulty

773. cell

777. energy

779. degree

780. mile

781. means

782. growth

784. treatment

785. sound

787. task

788. provision

793. behavior

796. function

798. resource

799. defense

800. garden

801. floor

802. technology

803. style

804. feeling

805. science

807. doubt

808. horse

810. answer

816. user

817. fund

818. character

819. risk

823. dog

826. army

829. station

830. glass

831. cup

833. husband

839. capital

841. note

842. season

843. argument

845. show

846. responsibility

848. deal

850. economy

851. element

853. duty

857. attempt

858. leg

859. investment

864. brother

869. title

870. hotel

871. aspect

872. increase

873. help

876. summer

879. daughter

883. baby

887. sea

888. skill

889. claim

892. concern

893. university

897. discussion

899. customer

900. box

903. conference

904. whole

906. profit

907. division

909. procedure

911. king

913. image

914. oil

918. circumstance

920. proposal

922. client

923. sector

924. direction

930. instance

931. sign

937. measure

938. attitude

940. disease

943. commission

946. seat

947. president

949. addition

950. goal

954. affair

955. technique

956. respect

961. item

964. version

966. ability

968. good

969. campaign

971. advice

972. institution

975. surface

976. library

977. pupil

981. advantage

984. memory

985. culture

986. blood

988. majority

990. variety

991. press

993. bill

994. competition

996. general

997. access

999. stone

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Prepositions

3. of

6. in

10. to

11. for

16. on

17. with

19. at

20. by

24. from

48. as

61. into

69. about

91. like

105. between

111. after

117. through

123. over

167. under

169. against

185. before

204. without

207. within

210. during

346. towards

425. off

431. upon

443. including

450. among

461. around

474. across

498. behind

615. up

627. along

646. according

660. since

706. despite

718. per

724. near

786. above

861. throughout

901. outside

945. beyond

951. round

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Pronouns

9. it

12. I

14. you

15. he

25. they

28. she

32. we

42. their

47. who

55. them

59. him

73. me

93. her

110. one

145. us

180. something

277. nothing

307. himself

347. anything

422. itself

424. themselves

558. someone

559. everything

597. herself

685. other

686. anyone

762. everyone

783. whom

821. myself

939. yourself

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Verbs

2. be

8. have

18. do

34. say

40. go

44. get

46. make

51. see

52. know

54. take

64. think

66. come

76. give

90. look

92. use

100. find

103. want

116. tell

125. put

129. work

130. become

134. mean

136. leave

143. seem

147. need

148. feel

152. may

154. ask

163. show

174. try

175. call

189. keep

195. provide

197. hold

203. follow

205. turn

211. bring

214. begin

221. like

223. write

228. start

229. run

232. set

233. help

245. play

249. move

257. pay

258. hear

267. meet

272. include

273. believe

279. allow

284. lead

285. stand

289. live

295. happen

302. carry

310. talk

317. sit

319. appear

320. continue

330. let

332. produce

341. involve

343. require

344. suggest

349. consider

350. read

351. change

355. offer

362. lose

363. add

365. expect

374. remember

381. remain

387. tall

388. speak

392. open

394. buy

401. stop

404. send

406. decide

408. win

409. understand

411. develop

414. receive

417. return

418. build

419. spend

427. describe

428. agree

430. increase

432. learn

445. reach

447. lie

463. walk

464. die

472. draw

473. hope

482. create

494. sell

500. report

501. pass

507. accept

512. cause

518. watch

532. break

534. support

537. explain

538. stay

540. wait

546. cover

547. apply

549. raise

554. claim

555. form

556. base

563. cut

564. grow

585. contain

592. bear

594. join

595. reduce

596. establish

599. face

608. choose

609. wish

611. achieve

618. drive

619. deal

620. place

624. seek

632. fail

645. serve

647. end

650. occur

653. kill

654. act

658. plan

662. eat

664. close

665. represent

666. love

678. rise

683. prepare

688. manage

690. discuss

691. prove

701. catch

703. pick

709. enjoy

711. suppose

714. wear

728. argue

731. introduce

733. enter

735. arrive

736. ensure

743. pull

747. refer

752. thank

756. present

766. control

789. affect

795. point

797. identify

806. relate

809. force

811. compare

812. suffer

815. announce

824. obtain

827. indicate

828. forget

835. publish

838. visit

844. listen

852. finish

854. fight

855. train

856. maintain

860. save

862. design

865. improve

866. avoid

867. wonder

868. tend

875. express

877. determine

880. exist

882. share

885. smile

890. treat

891. remove

902. state

908. throw

910. tilt

912. assume

921. mention

925. admit

927. replace

935. reflect

944. intend

948. encourage

952. miss

957. drop

962. fly

963. reveal

967. operate

974. discover

978. record

979. refuse

980. prevent

983. teach

987. cost

989. answer

992. depend

998. hit

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