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Vocabulary Workshop: 1000 Most Common Words in English - Numbers 1 - 250

Speaking English requires a strong vocabulary. A good place to start is with this 1,0000 common words list. Once you have learned these words, you will be able to carry on a wide range of conversations

Here is a list of the 1000 most common words in English. To hear the correct pronunciation, click on the word. To return to this page, click on "back" in your browser. Links at the end of the page lead to other pages that are included in this list of the 1000 most common words in English.

While this list is helpful for a strong beginning, more advanced vocabulary building will help you quickly improve your English. These vocabulary books will further help you build your vocabulary, especially at advanced levels.

1 - 125 Rank Word Reference / 126 - 250 Rank Word Reference

1 the Definite and Indefinite Articles 126 name

2 of Preposition Help 127 very

3 to Preposition Help 128 through Preposition Help

4 and 129 just

5 a Definite and Indefinite Articles 130 form

6 in Preposition Help 131 sentence

7 is 132 great Adjective or Adverb?

8 it 133 think

9 you 134 say

10 that 135 help

11 he 136 low

12 was 137 line

13 for 138 differ

14 on Preposition Help 139 turn

15 are 140 cause

16 with Preposition Help 141 much

17 as 142 mean

18 I 143 before Preposition Help

19 his 144 move

20 they 145 right

21 be 146 boy

22 at Preposition Help 147 old Adjective or Adverb?

23 one 148 too

24 have 149 same

25 this 150 tell

26 from Preposition Help 151 does

27 or 152 set

28 had 153 three

29 by Preposition Help 154 want

30 hot 155 air

31 word 156 well

32 but 157 also

33 what 158 play

34 some 159 small Adjective or Adverb?

35 we 160 end

36 can 161 put

37 out Preposition Help 162 home

38 other 163 read

39 were 164 hand

40 all 165 port

41 there 166 large Adjective or Adverb?

42 when 167 spell

43 up Preposition Help 168 add

44 use 169 even

45 your 170 land

46 how 171 here

47 said 172 must

48 an Definite and Indefinite Articles 173 big Adjective or Adverb?

49 each 174 high Adjective or Adverb?

50 she 175 such

51 which 176 follow

52 do 177 act

53 their 178 why

54 time 179 ask

55 if 180 men

56 will 181 change

57 way 182 went

58 about Preposition Help 183 light

59 many 184 kind Adjective or Adverb?

60 then 185 off Preposition Help

61 them 186 need

62 write 187 house

63 would 188 picture

64 like 189 try

65 so 190 us

66 these 191 again

67 her 192 animal

68 long 193 point

69 make 194 mother

70 thing 195 world

71 see 196 near Preposition Help

72 him 197 build

73 two 198 self

74 has 199 earth

75 look 200 father

76 more 201 head

77 day 202 stand

78 could 203 own

79 go 204 page

80 come 205 should

81 did 206 country

82 number 207 found

83 sound 208 answer

84 no 209 school

85 most 210 grow

86 people 211 study

87 my 212 still

88 over Preposition Help 213 learn

89 know 214 plant

90 water 215 cover

91 than 216 food

92 call 217 sun

93 first 218 four

94 who 219 between Preposition Help

95 may 220 state

96 down 221 keep

97 side 222 eye

98 been 223 never

99 now 224 last

100 find 225 let

101 any 226 thought

102 new Adjective or Adverb? 227 city

103 work 228 tree

104 part 229 cross

105 take 230 farm

106 get 231 hard Adjective or Adverb?

107 place 232 start

108 made 233 might

109 live 234 story

110 where 235 saw

111 after Preposition Help 236 far

112 back 237 sea

113 little 238 draw

114 only 239 left

115 round Adjective or Adverb? 240 late Adjective or Adverb?

116 man 241 run

117 year 242 don't

118 came 243 while

119 show 244 press

120 every 245 close

121 good Adjective or Adverb? 246 night

122 me 247 real Adjective or Adverb?

123 give 248 life

124 our 249 few

125 under 250 north

Top English Nouns - Numbers 1 - 50 including example sentences of each noun
Top English Nouns - Numbers 51 - 100 including example sentences of each noun
Top English Nouns - Numbers 101 - 150 including example sentences of each noun
Vocabulary Workshop: Top 1000 English Words - Numbers 1 - 250
Vocabulary Workshop: Top 1000 English Words - Numbers 250 - 500
Vocabulary Workshop: Top 1000 English Words - Numbers 501 - 750
Vocabulary Workshop: Top 1000 English Words - Numbers 751 - 1000
Vocabulary Workshop: Top 1000 English Words - In Alphabetical Order Page 1
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Top English Nouns - Numbers 1 - 50 including example sentences of each noun
Top English Nouns - Numbers 51 - 100 including example sentences of each noun
Top English Nouns - Numbers 101 - 150 including example sentences of each noun

Many thanks to Jerry Jones for providing this list of the top 1000 most commonly used (American English) words!

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