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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Most Commonly Used Adjective, Noun, Preposition, Verb & Spoken and Written English Words


Here’s a table of the most commonly used English words. The most commonly used nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives are included on the table. The most commonly spoken and written English words are also included.


Rank
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Preposition
Spoken
Written
Over-All
1
time
be
good
to
be
the
the

2
person
have
new
of
the
of
be

3
year
do
first
in
I
and
to

4
way
say
last
for
you
a
of

5
day
get
long
on
and
in
and

6
thing
make
great
with
it
to
a

7
man
go
little
at
have
is
in

8
world
know
own
by
a
was
that

9
life
take
other
from
not
it
have

10
hand
see
old
up
do
for
I


The list is based on an analysis of the Oxford English Corpus of over a billion words, and represents one study done by Oxford Online, associated with the Oxford English Dictionary. This source includes writings of all sorts from literary novels and specialist journals to everyday newspapers and magazines and from Hansard to the language of chatrooms, emails, and weblogs.

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