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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

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Rank Word Reference 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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