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Most Common Nouns in English in Alphabetical Order with Example Sentences - Numbers 1 - 50

These 50 nouns cover the letters A, B, and C of the 1,000 most common word list provided by Jerry Jones. Each noun has an example sentence with the most common usage of each noun, and, when possible, contextual clues to help you learn common collocations (words that often go with each other).

Tips for Learning Vocabulary Lists

  • Use each noun in a written sentence
  • Choose five nouns to use in practice conversations with your friends each day
  • Create synonym and antonym lists to help create a link to other words in your mind
  • Speak through the list often using each noun in one of your own sentences

Open this noun pronunciation file in another tab to hear the correct pronunciation of each noun with the example sentence listed in the chart.

age The age of my daughter is three.
air The air is quite clear today.
anger His anger knows no limits.
animal I'm not sure of the name of that animal over there in that cage.
answer He provided an excellent answer to my question.
apple I love a good red apple after dinner.
area This area is intended for recreation
arm He put his arm out for inspection.
art It would be difficult to live without art.
atom One of the smallest elements is the atom.
baby She put her baby into its crib.
back I turned my back on that outrageous man.
ball He hit the ball out of the park.
band The band played until three in the morning.
bank The bank closes at three in the afternoon.
bar Let's go to the bar and get a beer.
base He works at the base on the other side of town.
bat If you look up there you can see a bat flying between the trees.
bear The bear is a dangerous but playful animal.
beauty The countryside is splendid in its beauty.
bell He rang the bell to signal the end of class.
bird Do you know the name of that bird on that branch?
bit Could you hand me that bit for this drill?
block He picked up the block of wood and began to work on it.
blood Look at the blood on the floor! What's happened?
blow He received a mighty blow from his opponent in the boxing match.
board Use that board over there to cover up the window.
boat He bought a new boat for his birthday.
body He left the body at the side of the road.
bone I found a prehistoric bone in the desert.
book You should read this book!
bottom You will find the coin at the bottom of the lake.
box I put the extra clothes into that box.
boy Do you see that boy over there?
branch There is a bird on that branch.
bread Could you get some bread when you go to the supermarket?
break I'll take a five minute break and then get back to work.
brother My brother lives in Seattle.
call Give me a call when you arrive.
camp I set up camp at the edge of the wood.
capital The capital of Washington state is Olympia.
captain The captain told his crew to raise the sail.
car He drove his car very fast.

Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Resources

While this list is helpful for a strong beginning, it can be argued that this list does not provide specialist vocabulary required for the wide range of work and educational situations in the modern world. more advanced vocabulary building will help you quickly improve your English. These vocabulary resources will help you learn a wider range of vocabulary once you have mastered this basic vocabulary.

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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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