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The Most Common Words in English

Some of the most commonly used words in English.

In 1953 the General Service List was published. This was a list of about 2,000 most commonly used words in English. For many years this was used as a basis for materials writing.

This list was useful in learning because anyone who knew all the words on the list would understand about 90% of spoken general English and about 80% of written general English.

However, since then other lists have been prepared using different corpora as a basis. The list below is from the New General Service List posted in 2013. It contains the headwords only (not variations) and comprises 2,818 words.

Rank Headword
1 the
2 be
3 of
4 and
5 to
6 a
7 in
8 have
9 it
10 you
11 for
12 not
13 that
14 on
15 with
16 do
17 as
18 he
19 we
20 this
21 at
22 they
23 but
24 from
25 by
26 will
27 or
28 his
29 say
30 go
31 she
32 so
33 all
34 about
35 if
36 one
37 my
38 know
39 there
40 which
41 can
42 get
43 her
44 would
45 think
46 like
47 more
48 their
49 your
50 when
51 what
52 make
53 time
54 who
55 see
56 up
57 people
58 some
59 out
60 me
61 good
62 other
63 year
64 well
65 our
66 very
67 just
68 them
69 no
70 take
71 because
72 come
73 could
74 use
75 work
76 then
77 now
78 also
79 than
80 him
81 into
82 only
83 want
84 look
85 these
86 its
87 new
88 give
89 first
90 way
91 thing
92 any
93 over
94 right
95 after
96 find
97 day
98 where
99 most
100 should
101 need
102 much
103 how
104 back
105 mean
106 may
107 such
108 us
109 here
110 really
111 even
112 company
113 those
114 many
115 child
116 tell
117 last
118 call
119 down
120 yes
121 before
122 man
123 through
124 show
125 life
126 between
127 lot
128 feel
129 place
130 change
131 long
132 too
133 pause
134 still
135 write
136 problem
137 talk
138 try
139 something
140 unclear
141 same
142 great
143 number
144 leave
145 little
146 both
147 meet
148 help
149 own
150 ask
151 part
152 country
153 put
154 point
155 start
156 school
157 each
158 become
159 interest
160 old
161 off
162 another
163 different
164 high
165 next
166 include
167 late
168 why
169 live
170 end
171 world
172 week
173 must
174 while
175 never
176 study
177 kind
178 report
179 play
180 house
181 group
182 might
183 home
184 course
185 let
186 case
187 system
188 again
189 hear
190 woman
191 family
192 book
193 seem
194 around
195 during
196 keep
197 big
198 follow
199 every
200 question
201 under
202 important
203 always
204 friend
205 however
206 set
207 hand
208 provide
209 small
210 turn
211 state
212 begin
213 run
214 since
215 early
216 money
217 few
218 bring
219 market
220 information
221 area
222 move
223 business
224 service
225 government
226 fact
227 issue
228 thank
229 large
230 result
231 read
232 month
233 order
234 increase
235 name
236 love
237 word
238 without
239 open
240 pay
241 offer
242 build
243 I
244 hold
245 happen
246 against
247 away
248 job
249 buy
250 though
251 today
252 example
253 believe
254 plan
255 second
256 program
257 student
258 form
259 young
260 lead
261 face
262 close
263 room
264 hope
265 cost
266 head
267 car
268 understand
269 hour
270 far
271 actually
272 spend
273 level
274 city
275 present
276 less
277 idea
278 reason
279 learn
280 until
281 member
282 process
283 person
284 experience
285 night
286 support
287 sure
288 sort
289 quite
290 bad
291 once
292 enough
293 although
294 within
295 age
296 term
297 whether
298 able
299 share
300 line
301 product
302 speak
303 side
304 train
305 soon
306 low
307 price
308 public
309 often
310 possible
311 least
312 parent
313 consider
314 effect
315 rather
316 control
317 view
318 story
319 local
320 anything
321 together
322 value
323 hard
324 stand
325 visit
326 watch
327 color
328 party
329 bit
330 continue
331 ever
332 eye
333 base
334 concern
335 letter
336 center
337 lose
338 yet
339 almost
340 development
341 already
342 test
343 probably
344 sale
345 rate
346 nothing
347 whole
348 suggest
349 language
350 deal
351 send
352 expect
353 fall
354 return
355 water
356 per
357 allow
358 cause
359 power
360 sit
361 walk
362 mother
363 among
364 care
365 subject
366 develop
367 stay
368 record
369 mind
370 remember
371 past
372 office
373 force
374 grow
375 town
376 light
377 stop
378 several
379 period
380 class
381 matter
382 food
383 social
384 require
385 political
386 win
387 decide
388 staff
389 figure
390 real
391 future
392 policy
393 answer
394 laugh
395 remain
396 ago
397 type
398 shop
399 security
400 receive
401 note
402 minute
403 fund
404 top
405 game
406 involve
407 account
408 half
409 history
410 create
411 break
412 moment
413 individual
414 across
415 either
416 music
417 further
418 reach
419 clear
420 rule
421 computer
422 wait
423 sound
424 team
425 along
426 research
427 appear
428 drive
429 activity
430 black
431 produce
432 free
433 general
434 body
435 toward
436 please
437 sense
438 perhaps
439 add
440 everything
441 law
442 easy
443 sell
444 full
445 film
446 model
447 war
448 forward
449 himself
450 maybe
451 design
452 morning
453 pass
454 condition
455 near
456 door
457 human
458 above
459 available
460 position
461 agree
462 short
463 situation
464 paper
465 cover
466 major
467 customer
468 father
469 bear
470 choose
471 main
472 describe
473 someone
474 date
475 event
476 nice
477 special
478 certain
479 phone
480 join
481 else
482 girl
483 sometimes
484 table
485 community
486 carry
487 decision
488 role
489 president
490 particular
491 cut
492 difference
493 die
494 eat
495 enjoy
496 rise
497 especially
498 detail
499 data
500 charge
501 practice
502 cell
503 improve
504 kid
505 action
506 strong
507 happy
508 health
509 economic
510 difficult
511 regard
512 travel
513 approach
514 amount
515 investment
516 white
517 draw
518 site
519 round
520 behind
521 claim
522 step
523 patient
524 true
525 teacher
526 range
527 percent
528 themselves
529 organization
530 vote
531 front
532 measure
533 trade
534 therefore
535 finally
536 raise
537 wear
538 industry
539 explain
540 relationship
541 quality
542 accord
543 outside
544 wish
545 death
546 project
547 land
548 sign
549 boy
550 news
551 risk
552 total
553 couple
554 national
555 list
556 opportunity
557 act
558 sport
559 road
560 kill
561 serve
562 education
563 picture
564 likely
565 standard
566 benefit
567 stage
568 performance
569 rest
570 certainly
571 culture
572 focus
573 itself
574 arrive
575 employee
576 upon
577 voice
578 due
579 technology
580 field
581 air
582 material
583 current
584 teach
585 financial
586 century
587 society
588 analysis
589 limit
590 evidence
591 reduce
592 listen
593 usually
594 lie
595 foot
596 single
597 common
598 space
599 realize
600 former
601 animal
602 instead
603 similar
604 thus
605 address
606 leader
607 complete
608 arm
609 function
610 chance
611 mention
612 factor
613 contact
614 response
615 demand
616 exist
617 accept
618 save
619 opinion
620 pick
621 wrong
622 apply
623 compare
624 suppose
625 choice
626 structure
627 fight
628 relate
629 firm
630 feature
631 ground
632 effort
633 source
634 pretty
635 campaign
636 check
637 okay
638 street
639 foreign
640 attention
641 personal
642 particularly
643 park
644 whose
645 knowledge
646 contain
647 official
648 court
649 bank
650 article
651 wife
652 management
653 manager
654 section
655 finish
656 guy
657 fine
658 store
659 attack
660 discuss
661 stock
662 prepare
663 fire
664 piece
665 heart
666 forget
667 police
668 recent
669 behavior
670 represent
671 growth
672 page
673 holiday
674 affect
675 establish
676 wonder
677 poor
678 manage
679 addition
680 bed
681 simply
682 recently
683 yesterday
684 surprise
685 sorry
686 art
687 method
688 fast
689 stuff
690 international
691 drink
692 purchase
693 myself
694 worry
695 whatever
696 private
697 determine
698 summer
699 evening
700 influence
701 exactly
702 average
703 everyone
704 drop
705 miss
706 significant
707 production
708 inside
709 tomorrow
710 attempt
711 region
712 cent
713 race
714 shall
715 contract
716 smile
717 skill
718 medium
719 necessary
720 economy
721 various
722 notice
723 nature
724 population
725 key
726 nation
727 hit
728 occur
729 plant
730 catch
731 election
732 director
733 review
734 military
735 statement
736 worker
737 respect
738 paint
739 capital
740 player
741 press
742 movie
743 tax
744 environment
745 son
746 hotel
747 size
748 item
749 image
750 drug
751 simple
752 indeed
753 series
754 final
755 purpose
756 window
757 treatment
758 club
759 file
760 department
761 bus
762 wall
763 direct
764 character
765 gain
766 fit
767 enter
768 agreement
769 fail
770 season
771 college
772 seek
773 achieve
774 beautiful
775 station
776 alone
777 below
778 clothes
779 attend
780 success
781 argue
782 lack
783 comment
784 option
785 pull
786 church
787 herself
788 advantage
789 identify
790 link
791 indicate
792 aim
793 income
794 specific
795 floor
796 discussion
797 associate
798 recognize
799 tree
800 unit
801 loss
802 mark
803 challenge
804 depend
805 wide
806 anyway
807 mile
808 board
809 solution
810 clearly
811 anyone
812 machine
813 relation
814 marry
815 despite
816 theory
817 introduce
818 prove
819 ability
820 popular
821 modern
822 doctor
823 release
824 score
825 access
826 television
827 target
828 ready
829 strike
830 card
831 potential
832 pattern
833 clock
834 organize
835 village
836 nearly
837 prefer
838 movement
839 propose
840 guess
841 operation
842 fear
843 hair
844 trip
845 supply
846 quickly
847 application
848 sleep
849 network
850 strategy
851 interview
852 hospital
853 husband
854 red
855 degree
856 star
857 restaurant
858 generally
859 author
860 yourself
861 pressure
862 task
863 express
864 competition
865 serious
866 reference
867 treat
868 conclusion
869 brother
870 natural
871 touch
872 everybody
873 beyond
874 define
875 basis
876 trouble
877 deep
878 energy
879 fish
880 dark
881 sing
882 sample
883 refer
884 adult
885 positive
886 except
887 disease
888 promise
889 throw
890 dress
891 worth
892 clean
893 fill
894 property
895 profit
896 somebody
897 operate
898 bar
899 advance
900 goal
901 quarter
902 central
903 cold
904 object
905 style
906 obviously
907 push
908 tend
909 assume
910 normal
911 exchange
912 suffer
913 middle
914 blue
915 match
916 officer
917 avoid
918 reflect
919 useful
920 fun
921 huge
922 instance
923 seat
924 document
925 oil
926 message
927 net
928 successful
929 box
930 resource
931 pound
932 throughout
933 facility
934 argument
935 bill
936 debate
937 speech
938 separate
939 male
940 baby
941 earn
942 maintain
943 career
944 hot
945 billion
946 doubt
947 exercise
948 previous
949 daily
950 search
951 suddenly
952 fly
953 basic
954 ring
955 asset
956 science
957 dog
958 perform
959 balance
960 song
961 weekend
962 dead
963 encourage
964 protect
965 damage
966 imagine
967 afternoon
968 estimate
969 photo
970 context
971 newspaper
972 credit
973 daughter
974 variety
975 version
976 extend
977 proposal
978 professional
979 dollar
980 sister
981 whom
982 memory
983 mine
984 ahead
985 nor
986 request
987 post
988 original
989 female
990 green
991 dance
992 dream
993 observe
994 inform
995 communication
996 discover
997 track
998 garden
999 agency
1000 screen
1001 possibility
1002 examine
1003 legal
1004 recommend
1005 university
1006 text
1007 direction
1008 responsibility
1009 conversation
1010 magazine
1011 easily
1012 favorite
1013 rock
1014 independent
1015 additional
1016 agent
1017 complex
1018 appropriate
1019 invite
1020 traditional
1021 cross
1022 sea
1023 famous
1024 reply
1025 software
1026 weight
1027 shape
1028 completely
1029 trial
1030 weather
1031 administration
1032 fix
1033 shoot
1034 judge
1035 absolutely
1036 user
1037 welcome
1038 element
1039 announce
1040 requirement
1041 glass
1042 laughter
1043 stick
1044 difficulty
1045 effective
1046 survey
1047 majority
1048 invest
1049 primary
1050 generation
1051 federal
1052 wind
1053 replace
1054 writer
1055 stress
1056 committee
1057 principle
1058 content
1059 immediately
1060 unless
1061 percentage
1062 equipment
1063 telephone
1064 title
1065 budget
1066 transfer
1067 blood
1068 scene
1069 conduct
1070 chair
1071 sector
1072 expensive
1073 executive
1074 beat
1075 wonderful
1076 warm
1077 copy
1078 none
1079 negative
1080 annual
1081 prevent
1082 rich
1083 block
1084 payment
1085 collection
1086 advice
1087 remove
1088 ensure
1089 hang
1090 politics
1091 medical
1092 relative
1093 directly
1094 count
1095 safe
1096 transport
1097 e-mail
1098 mix
1099 display
1100 ride
1101 flow
1102 highly
1103 flat
1104 leg
1105 contrast
1106 procedure
1107 straight
1108 correct
1109 connection
1110 institution
1111 admit
1112 consumer
1113 reveal
1114 video
1115 radio
1116 otherwise
1117 nobody
1118 aware
1119 appeal
1120 alternative
1121 status
1122 heavy
1123 award
1124 surface
1125 handle
1126 sex
1127 introduction
1128 deliver
1129 cry
1130 pair
1131 tour
1132 collect
1133 extra
1134 crowd
1135 intend
1136 reader
1137 cheap
1138 decade
1139 sentence
1140 farm
1141 overall
1142 moreover
1143 concert
1144 expression
1145 dinner
1146 print
1147 decline
1148 responsible
1149 grant
1150 physical
1151 trust
1152 ship
1153 speed
1154 south
1155 select
1156 category
1157 fair
1158 attitude
1159 peace
1160 truth
1161 band
1162 lay
1163 importance
1164 perfect
1165 launch
1166 wave
1167 presence
1168 crime
1169 horse
1170 progress
1171 global
1172 advertise
1173 chief
1174 slightly
1175 scale
1176 double
1177 nuclear
1178 warn
1179 extent
1180 labor
1181 library
1182 respond
1183 edge
1184 partner
1185 experiment
1186 satisfy
1187 pain
1188 slow
1189 taxi
1190 suit
1191 spot
1192 regular
1193 excite
1194 concept
1195 guide
1196 initial
1197 speaker
1198 dry
1199 secretary
1200 photograph
1201 scheme
1202 shake
1203 technique
1204 tonight
1205 apart
1206 rain
1207 cool
1208 suggestion
1209 defense
1210 distance
1211 north
1212 lift
1213 conflict
1214 excellent
1215 river
1216 expert
1217 favor
1218 funny
1219 eventually
1220 football
1221 heat
1222 mistake
1223 dear
1224 improvement
1225 chapter
1226 emerge
1227 demonstrate
1228 artist
1229 reform
1230 adopt
1231 corner
1232 audience
1233 struggle
1234 decrease
1235 roll
1236 island
1237 camp
1238 feed
1239 surround
1240 investor
1241 fully
1242 fee
1243 senior
1244 arrange
1245 expense
1246 combine
1247 cook
1248 cultural
1249 map
1250 meal
1251 shift
1252 contribution
1253 weapon
1254 ball
1255 cash
1256 entire
1257 reality
1258 solve
1259 lesson
1260 kitchen
1261 circumstance
1262 confirm
1263 failure
1264 busy
1265 contribute
1266 tool
1267 mouth
1268 objective
1269 gas
1270 lady
1271 quick
1272 currently
1273 glad
1274 driver
1275 beach
1276 commercial
1277 basically
1278 spread
1279 pop
1280 variable
1281 cancer
1282 brain
1283 reaction
1284 proceed
1285 crisis
1286 neither
1287 hide
1288 refuse
1289 consequence
1290 volume
1291 trend
1292 bag
1293 traffic
1294 mass
1295 left
1296 owner
1297 length
1298 vary
1299 revenue
1300 duty
1301 repeat
1302 mountain
1303 unfortunately
1304 survive
1305 schedule
1306 bedroom
1307 employ
1308 marriage
1309 essential
1310 critical
1311 ticket
1312 smoke
1313 fan
1314 flight
1315 relatively
1316 equal
1317 egg
1318 bottom
1319 novel
1320 somewhere
1321 plus
1322 coach
1323 pleasure
1324 promote
1325 background
1326 union
1327 neighbor
1328 provision
1329 appreciate
1330 plane
1331 topic
1332 enable
1333 package
1334 code
1335 secret
1336 manufacture
1337 shareholder
1338 investigation
1339 attract
1340 path
1341 bird
1342 bond
1343 swim
1344 afraid
1345 environmental
1346 finger
1347 anybody
1348 colleague
1349 insurance
1350 flower
1351 consideration
1352 settle
1353 powerful
1354 quiet
1355 burn
1356 engineer
1357 component
1358 waste
1359 aid
1360 extremely
1361 earth
1362 desire
1363 apparently
1364 tire
1365 breath
1366 delay
1367 strength
1368 connect
1369 nurse
1370 sum
1371 brief
1372 soldier
1373 hardly
1374 lunch
1375 religious
1376 strange
1377 whereas
1378 battle
1379 construction
1380 engage
1381 district
1382 hate
1383 boat
1384 stone
1385 gather
1386 tourist
1387 divide
1388 expand
1389 historical
1390 delivery
1391 tradition
1392 museum
1393 mostly
1394 host
1395 broad
1396 spring
1397 council
1398 shoulder
1399 troop
1400 jump
1401 healthy
1402 fresh
1403 conclude
1404 furthermore
1405 finance
1406 threat
1407 studio
1408 bomb
1409 safety
1410 active
1411 winter
1412 export
1413 acquire
1414 blow
1415 sun
1416 obvious
1417 coffee
1418 generate
1419 visitor
1420 bind
1421 tape
1422 cycle
1423 assess
1424 editor
1425 spirit
1426 scientist
1427 monitor
1428 tear
1429 location
1430 actual
1431 actor
1432 corporate
1433 twice
1434 minister
1435 murder
1436 comfortable
1437 pool
1438 wash
1439 assessment
1440 register
1441 regulation
1442 temperature
1443 violence
1444 hurt
1445 route
1446 recall
1447 impossible
1448 army
1449 sight
1450 accident
1451 error
1452 usual
1453 tough
1454 opposite
1455 wine
1456 relax
1457 characteristic
1458 noise
1459 carefully
1460 camera
1461 possibly
1462 convince
1463 arrangement
1464 shock
1465 oppose
1466 climb
1467 slowly
1468 relevant
1469 consist
1470 principal
1471 lawyer
1472 manner
1473 gun
1474 locate
1475 onto
1476 commit
1477 domestic
1478 pack
1479 kiss
1480 protein
1481 branch
1482 rat
1483 voter
1484 vehicle
1485 civil
1486 literature
1487 mainly
1488 theater
1489 stare
1490 totally
1491 freedom
1492 quote
1493 industrial
1494 significantly
1495 guest
1496 commitment
1497 description
1498 capacity
1499 fifty
1500 skin
1501 taste
1502 perspective
1503 belong
1504 normally
1505 ought
1506 participant
1507 comparison
1508 till
1509 belief
1510 dangerous
1511 representative
1512 signal
1513 fashion
1514 technical
1515 interaction
1516 deny
1517 friendly
1518 previously
1519 gold
1520 danger
1521 participate
1522 occasion
1523 square
1524 leadership
1525 gift
1526 mobile
1527 border
1528 shoe
1529 label
1530 load
1531 prison
1532 wood
1533 ad
1534 internal
1535 suitable
1536 west
1537 affair
1538 discount
1539 outcome
1540 advertisement
1541 ignore
1542 cup
1543 suspect
1544 citizen
1545 definition
1546 arrest
1547 largely
1548 destroy
1549 hall
1550 investigate
1551 desk
1552 remind
1553 familiar
1554 loan
1555 explore
1556 tea
1557 index
1558 recommendation
1559 complain
1560 poll
1561 hi
1562 wed
1563 switch
1564 escape
1565 fairly
1566 lovely
1567 permit
1568 import
1569 association
1570 dad
1571 bright
1572 predict
1573 division
1574 debt
1575 shout
1576 device
1577 wake
1578 proper
1579 definitely
1580 analyze
1581 victim
1582 necessarily
1583 commission
1584 amaze
1585 combination
1586 employment
1587 conservative
1588 guarantee
1589 rank
1590 protection
1591 mouse
1592 nevertheless
1593 abuse
1594 researcher
1595 yield
1596 root
1597 secure
1598 elect
1599 chain
1600 forest
1601 confidence
1602 frame
1603 shot
1604 identity
1605 arise
1606 afford
1607 birth
1608 tie
1609 brand
1610 instrument
1611 hole
1612 grade
1613 threaten
1614 hire
1615 moral
1616 latter
1617 phase
1618 approve
1619 typical
1620 strongly
1621 channel
1622 factory
1623 judgment
1624 proportion
1625 concentration
1626 resident
1627 selection
1628 empty
1629 opposition
1630 entirely
1631 session
1632 sexual
1633 ice
1634 master
1635 narrow
1636 graduate
1637 increasingly
1638 insist
1639 bridge
1640 license
1641 concentrate
1642 plenty
1643 entry
1644 reduction
1645 respectively
1646 farmer
1647 notion
1648 rent
1649 odd
1650 musical
1651 appearance
1652 bore
1653 faithfully
1654 adviser
1655 reasonable
1656 rely
1657 presidential
1658 sequence
1659 soft
1660 stretch
1661 considerable
1662 fuel
1663 bottle
1664 unique
1665 atmosphere
1666 practical
1667 presentation
1668 theme
1669 hell
1670 lock
1671 prior
1672 secondly
1673 peak
1674 mechanism
1675 explanation
1676 nowadays
1677 native
1678 succeed
1679 mail
1680 cast
1681 wild
1682 folk
1683 intelligence
1684 sheet
1685 ear
1686 journey
1687 tiny
1688 terrible
1689 online
1690 multiple
1691 declare
1692 engine
1693 besides
1694 chairman
1695 mental
1696 specifically
1697 relief
1698 professor
1699 yard
1700 celebrate
1701 personality
1702 construct
1703 joint
1704 via
1705 row
1706 capture
1707 justice
1708 constant
1709 youth
1710 coast
1711 expectation
1712 witness
1713 blame
1714 tone
1715 seriously
1716 honor
1717 ourselves
1718 electronic
1719 dealer
1720 disk
1721 northern
1722 chemical
1723 somehow
1724 hill
1725 fruit
1726 fellow
1727 guard
1728 sky
1729 vision
1730 impose
1731 reserve
1732 minimum
1733 surely
1734 thin
1735 variation
1736 formal
1737 frequently
1738 verb
1739 acquisition
1740 retire
1741 recover
1742 seed
1743 tip
1744 instruction
1745 chart
1746 mission
1747 absence
1748 fat
1749 east
1750 derive
1751 ordinary
1752 critic
1753 helpful
1754 gene
1755 anywhere
1756 lean
1757 glance
1758 ideal
1759 neighborhood
1760 smell
1761 silence
1762 disappear
1763 cat
1764 lip
1765 passenger
1766 compete
1767 representation
1768 rush
1769 disorder
1770 shut
1771 complaint
1772 careful
1773 column
1774 religion
1775 legislation
1776 employer
1777 widely
1778 protest
1779 ancient
1780 illustrate
1781 faith
1782 observation
1783 reject
1784 imply
1785 ban
1786 implement
1787 command
1788 approximately
1789 maximum
1790 qualify
1791 somewhat
1792 regional
1793 assumption
1794 temporary
1795 attractive
1796 plate
1797 sad
1798 frequency
1799 weak
1800 slip
1801 victory
1802 academic
1803 county
1804 circle
1805 joke
1806 hat
1807 dozen
1808 kick
1809 steal
1810 unable
1811 settlement
1812 symptom
1813 reporter
1814 accommodation
1815 household
1816 tennis
1817 merely
1818 emotion
1819 tall
1820 sick
1821 calculate
1822 accuse
1823 criminal
1824 scientific
1825 estate
1826 unlike
1827 interpretation
1828 corporation
1829 appoint
1830 enemy
1831 criterion
1832 beside
1833 firstly
1834 assistant
1835 sweet
1836 competitive
1837 consistent
1838 closely
1839 equally
1840 advise
1841 liberal
1842 meanwhile
1843 impression
1844 existence
1845 accompany
1846 output
1847 exhibition
1848 salary
1849 attach
1850 acknowledge
1851 snow
1852 properly
1853 breast
1854 prime
1855 intention
1856 ill
1857 reward
1858 bother
1859 primarily
1860 gray
1861 expose
1862 childhood
1863 discipline
1864 everywhere
1865 medicine
1866 differ
1867 input
1868 politician
1869 wage
1870 implication
1871 substantial
1872 infant
1873 permanent
1874 rare
1875 remark
1876 angry
1877 knock
1878 injury
1879 producer
1880 pocket
1881 alive
1882 currency
1883 manufacturer
1884 king
1885 obligation
1886 initiative
1887 talent
1888 breakfast
1889 resolution
1890 emotional
1891 enhance
1892 core
1893 framework
1894 found
1895 phrase
1896 southern
1897 gap
1898 storm
1899 undertake
1900 distinguish
1901 draft
1902 priority
1903 democracy
1904 pursue
1905 urge
1906 pilot
1907 shirt
1908 coat
1909 lake
1910 emphasize
1911 habit
1912 immediate
1913 yellow
1914 communicate
1915 neck
1916 vast
1917 breathe
1918 origin
1919 stable
1920 sir
1921 enormous
1922 negotiation
1923 resolve
1924 terrorist
1925 bloody
1926 retain
1927 bone
1928 mathematics
1929 supplier
1930 milk
1931 passage
1932 fundamental
1933 pupil
1934 publication
1935 winner
1936 elsewhere
1937 examination
1938 gentleman
1939 soul
1940 forth
1941 contemporary
1942 urban
1943 incident
1944 integrate
1945 swing
1946 panel
1947 ratio
1948 borrow
1949 sufficient
1950 motion
1951 exam
1952 governor
1953 boss
1954 effectively
1955 install
1956 premise
1957 abroad
1958 diet
1959 hence
1960 convention
1961 metal
1962 layer
1963 typically
1964 grateful
1965 crash
1966 incorporate
1967 formation
1968 classic
1969 aircraft
1970 highlight
1971 sharp
1972 climate
1973 disappoint
1974 fifteen
1975 defeat
1976 retirement
1977 defend
1978 truly
1979 self
1980 clinical
1981 nearby
1982 distribute
1983 reputation
1984 underlie
1985 creation
1986 specify
1987 exclude
1988 exhibit
1989 extreme
1990 appointment
1991 brown
1992 journalist
1993 lucky
1994 occupy
1995 soil
1996 educational
1997 upper
1998 slide
1999 correspond
2000 sudden
2001 gay
2002 plastic
2003 freeze
2004 peer
2005 tooth
2006 exception
2007 excuse
2008 bet
2009 plain
2010 crop
2011 equivalent
2012 rural
2013 complicate
2014 meat
2015 collapse
2016 dish
2017 enterprise
2018 luck
2019 restrict
2020 subsequent
2021 originally
2022 perfectly
2023 thick
2024 encounter
2025 invitation
2026 proud
2027 chip
2028 analyst
2029 valuable
2030 bike
2031 retail
2032 calm
2033 unusual
2034 criticism
2035 personally
2036 plot
2037 beauty
2038 preserve
2039 emergency
2040 comfort
2041 deserve
2042 repair
2043 update
2044 severe
2045 recognition
2046 secondary
2047 proof
2048 capable
2049 outline
2050 depression
2051 evaluate
2052 pension
2053 external
2054 cope
2055 emphasis
2056 restriction
2057 partly
2058 aside
2059 massive
2060 intellectual
2061 minority
2062 revolution
2063 submit
2064 prospect
2065 equation
2066 unemployment
2067 intervention
2068 delight
2069 mom
2070 anymore
2071 smart
2072 numerous
2073 illness
2074 abandon
2075 confuse
2076 wheel
2077 crucial
2078 efficient
2079 dominate
2080 database
2081 split
2082 trace
2083 isolate
2084 port
2085 drama
2086 nose
2087 rapidly
2088 dispute
2089 landscape
2090 spell
2091 ultimately
2092 inch
2093 profile
2094 phenomenon
2095 entertainment
2096 boundary
2097 gender
2098 assistance
2099 dramatic
2100 educate
2101 edition
2102 wing
2103 similarly
2104 specialist
2105 formula
2106 achievement
2107 innovation
2108 festival
2109 coverage
2110 pitch
2111 gate
2112 unknown
2113 distinction
2114 slight
2115 roof
2116 scream
2117 convert
2118 minor
2119 negotiate
2120 era
2121 episode
2122 volunteer
2123 infection
2124 preparation
2125 arrival
2126 silver
2127 electricity
2128 sink
2129 unlikely
2130 grand
2131 web
2132 transition
2133 upset
2134 forecast
2135 pollution
2136 eliminate
2137 agenda
2138 wire
2139 prize
2140 crack
2141 deeply
2142 cable
2143 apparent
2144 zone
2145 fault
2146 cooperation
2147 pub
2148 characterize
2149 honest
2150 supporter
2151 inspire
2152 whisper
2153 hunt
2154 toy
2155 welfare
2156 everyday
2157 cloud
2158 constraint
2159 perceive
2160 ease
2161 solid
2162 prisoner
2163 expansion
2164 agricultural
2165 virtually
2166 knee
2167 album
2168 bend
2169 exposure
2170 alter
2171 digital
2172 pour
2173 satisfaction
2174 tension
2175 wet
2176 perception
2177 dimension
2178 tight
2179 restore
2180 beer
2181 sweep
2182 interpret
2183 assist
2184 crew
2185 essay
2186 assure
2187 anger
2188 deposit
2189 shower
2190 string
2191 elderly
2192 extensive
2193 truck
2194 uniform
2195 mood
2196 detect
2197 beneath
2198 shadow
2199 mode
2200 territory
2201 trail
2202 nervous
2203 parallel
2204 sail
2205 sensitive
2206 hero
2207 competitor
2208 initially
2209 transform
2210 strip
2211 stream
2212 breed
2213 attribute
2214 vital
2215 awful
2216 devote
2217 stem
2218 height
2219 apologize
2220 alright
2221 owe
2222 genetic
2223 persuade
2224 recruit
2225 vice
2226 steady
2227 heavily
2228 entrance
2229 furniture
2230 strain
2231 random
2232 justify
2233 measurement
2234 rarely
2235 meter
2236 pace
2237 western
2238 constitute
2239 spare
2240 designer
2241 mature
2242 evil
2243 curve
2244 guilty
2245 jacket
2246 false
2247 demonstration
2248 wound
2249 frighten
2250 muscle
2251 grass
2252 substance
2253 pink
2254 symbol
2255 foundation
2256 cite
2257 extension
2258 tank
2259 disaster
2260 sigh
2261 routine
2262 cake
2263 efficiency
2264 membership
2265 smooth
2266 portion
2267 mirror
2268 resort
2269 withdraw
2270 resistance
2271 giant
2272 bid
2273 naturally
2274 summary
2275 radical
2276 tune
2277 van
2278 mutual
2279 boot
2280 fascinate
2281 entitle
2282 god
2283 broadcast
2284 singer
2285 platform
2286 whenever
2287 apartment
2288 conventional
2289 independence
2290 reverse
2291 illustration
2292 loud
2293 loose
2294 quantity
2295 poem
2296 damn
2297 pose
2298 depth
2299 significance
2300 planet
2301 iron
2302 gradually
2303 approval
2304 evaluation
2305 wealth
2306 visual
2307 consult
2308 sponsor
2309 stupid
2310 trap
2311 badly
2312 log
2313 crazy
2314 adjust
2315 dirty
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2317 gaze
2318 button
2319 extraordinary
2320 hesitate
2321 establishment
2322 creative
2323 constantly
2324 probability
2325 vegetable
2326 alcohol
2327 remarkable
2328 throat
2329 dependent
2330 steel
2331 sustain
2332 ally
2333 ethnic
2334 pleasant
2335 exceed
2336 historian
2337 sugar
2338 brilliant
2339 involvement
2340 philosophy
2341 hypothesis
2342 bread
2343 drag
2344 edit
2345 inner
2346 statistic
2347 liability
2348 anticipate
2349 league
2350 seal
2351 grab
2352 flood
2353 compensation
2354 segment
2355 compound
2356 occasionally
2357 spin
2358 desert
2359 operator
2360 tower
2361 newly
2362 paragraph
2363 advocate
2364 bath
2365 blind
2366 confident
2367 overcome
2368 briefly
2369 pure
2370 regularly
2371 counsel
2372 disturb
2373 burden
2374 silent
2375 behave
2376 tap
2377 alarm
2378 fantastic
2379 valley
2380 preference
2381 discovery
2382 dare
2383 skirt
2384 eastern
2385 poverty
2386 registration
2387 cigarette
2388 criticize
2389 bowl
2390 cousin
2391 offense
2392 clause
2393 impress
2394 jury
2395 venture
2396 virus
2397 anxiety
2398 illegal
2399 wrap
2400 harm
2401 survival
2402 teenager
2403 specialize
2404 moderate
2405 limitation
2406 modify
2407 accurate
2408 angle
2409 comprehensive
2410 rival
2411 adequate
2412 universal
2413 tourism
2414 chest
2415 expenditure
2416 margin
2417 recovery
2418 mount
2419 mate
2420 admire
2421 gesture
2422 musician
2423 rapid
2424 stair
2425 charm
2426 slave
2427 scare
2428 amendment
2429 incentive
2430 format
2431 consultant
2432 deficit
2433 mortgage
2434 abstract
2435 overseas
2436 literary
2437 experimental
2438 architecture
2439 possess
2440 dig
2441 opponent
2442 evolution
2443 versus
2444 lend
2445 custom
2446 keen
2447 translate
2448 cough
2449 distinct
2450 rough
2451 surgery
2452 buyer
2453 burst
2454 pen
2455 quietly
2456 laboratory
2457 tube
2458 capability
2459 province
2460 twin
2461 adapt
2462 chicken
2463 scholar
2464 mess
2465 precisely
2466 therapy
2467 frequent
2468 wealthy
2469 journal
2470 composition
2471 mad
2472 tissue
2473 flash
2474 stroke
2475 champion
2476 sand
2477 promotion
2478 charity
2479 bury
2480 tendency
2481 barrier
2482 cream
2483 rid
2484 brush
2485 dialog
2486 publisher
2487 consequently
2488 democratic
2489 abortion
2490 govern
2491 exact
2492 hurry
2493 whilst
2494 privilege
2495 creature
2496 dismiss
2497 cap
2498 participation
2499 visible
2500 narrative
2501 classical
2502 assign
2503 regret
2504 twist
2505 impressive
2506 motor
2507 prompt
2508 ruin
2509 density
2510 resist
2511 rescue
2512 implementation
2513 coal
2514 lecture
2515 awareness
2516 maintenance
2517 greatly
2518 inflation
2519 psychological
2520 institutional
2521 dust
2522 successfully
2523 cancel
2524 functional
2525 scope
2526 species
2527 float
2528 absolute
2529 passion
2530 airline
2531 motivate
2532 module
2533 fold
2534 theoretical
2535 react
2536 wooden
2537 poet
2538 insight
2539 partnership
2540 counter
2541 stain
2542 automatically
2543 penalty
2544 rail
2545 salt
2546 contest
2547 bin
2548 violent
2549 aggressive
2550 sake
2551 opera
2552 undergo
2553 embrace
2554 divorce
2555 pile
2556 march
2557 pale
2558 acceptable
2559 literally
2560 allege
2561 grammar
2562 permission
2563 regulate
2564 cluster
2565 compromise
2566 diversity
2567 immigrant
2568 historic
2569 gallery
2570 dedicate
2571 pretend
2572 castle
2573 tackle
2574 golf
2575 celebration
2576 embarrass
2577 personnel
2578 boost
2579 extract
2580 pig
2581 roughly
2582 injure
2583 mixture
2584 announcement
2585 biological
2586 praise
2587 disagree
2588 electric
2589 excess
2590 fulfill
2591 depress
2592 fancy
2593 compose
2594 continuous
2595 complexity
2596 friendship
2597 stability
2598 accomplish
2599 comprise
2600 holder
2601 inquiry
2602 weakness
2603 noun
2604 civilian
2605 racial
2606 tail
2607 tale
2608 weigh
2609 evolve
2610 potentially
2611 mere
2612 fortune
2613 gently
2614 poetry
2615 server
2616 sanction
2617 guitar
2618 profession
2619 pump
2620 chamber
2621 veteran
2622 shine
2623 championship
2624 stake
2625 gear
2626 joy
2627 remote
2628 entertain
2629 reliable
2630 strengthen
2631 orange
2632 cheek
2633 jail
2634 forever
2635 imagination
2636 bias
2637 possession
2638 chat
2639 dramatically
2640 carbon
2641 servant
2642 curious
2643 structural
2644 neglect
2645 compute
2646 rear
2647 ski
2648 pot
2649 revise
2650 snap
2651 stimulate
2652 grin
2653 adjustment
2654 printer
2655 moon
2656 boom
2657 scan
2658 cheese
2659 shell
2660 pride
2661 grandmother
2662 situate
2663 resign
2664 supplement
2665 bunch
2666 clothing
2667 barely
2668 ceremony
2669 firmly
2670 pipe
2671 maker
2672 hopefully
2673 trigger
2674 stomach
2675 destruction
2676 craft
2677 intense
2678 pregnant
2679 logic
2680 indication
2681 subsequently
2682 presumably
2683 happiness
2684 interior
2685 magic
2686 menu
2687 mystery
2688 pro
2689 greet
2690 humor
2691 concrete
2692 flag
2693 chocolate
2694 shelter
2695 guideline
2696 cow
2697 ownership
2698 summarize
2699 knife
2700 bless
2701 trick
2702 wise
2703 motivation
2704 attachment
2705 pray
2706 strict
2707 silly
2708 catalog
2709 organic
2710 reckon
2711 uncle
2712 surprisingly
2713 regardless
2714 coin
2715 attraction
2716 athlete
2717 harbor
2718 darkness
2719 stir
2720 filter
2721 romantic
2722 determination
2723 shelf
2724 tongue
2725 reasonably
2726 transportation
2727 tender
2728 vessel
2729 piano
2730 envelope
2731 slope
2732 golden
2733 belt
2734 attendance
2735 storage
2736 pregnancy
2737 invent
2738 controversial
2739 horrible
2740 ocean
2741 uncertainty
2742 fiction
2743 lover
2744 hint
2745 liquid
2746 nowhere
2747 anxious
2748 stranger
2749 leap
2750 fool
2751 adventure
2752 carpet
2753 shade
2754 portrait
2755 hook
2756 potato
2757 reflection
2758 nerve
2759 leather
2760 qualification
2761 exhaust
2762 fragment
2763 wander
2764 distant
2765 unite
2766 bell
2767 grain
2768 monthly
2769 altogether
2770 differently
2771 universe
2772 weekly
2773 empire
2774 royal
2775 fence
2776 luxury
2777 bite
2778 comedy
2779 confusion
2780 curtain
2781 consume
2782 flexible
2783 innocent
2784 tent
2785 stamp
2786 shore
2787 voluntary
2788 genuine
2789 swear
2790 panic
2791 sheep
2792 mayor
2793 gentle
2794 precise
2795 raw
2796 wherever
2797 refugee
2798 listener
2799 weird
2800 substitute
2801 rice
2802 aunt
2803 excitement
2804 fade
2805 wipe
2806 chase
2807 slice
2808 alongside
2809 suspend
2810 autumn
2811 ugly
2812 hello
2813 fortunate
2814 insure
2815 lazy
2816 ashamed
2817 hunger
2818 thirst

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  1. Such a long list of common English words, this is going to be a great resource for people who are learning the English language. They should start building their vocabulary based on this list as these words often pop up during regular conversations, publications, letters, and even blog posts and social media. Thanks for taking the time to come up with such a rich list. Students who wish to learn English will certainly benefit a lot from this.

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