1000 words

THE 1,000 WORDS MOST FREQUENTLY USED IN ENGLISH TODAY

These are the most common words in English, listed in order of usage.

The first 25 make up about a third of all printed material
The first 100 make up about half of all written material
The first 300 make up about 65 per cent of all written material

Students of English should learn how to pronounce and spell these words from memory.

More vocabulary can be found here:

FIRST HUNDRED

THE OF AND A TO
IN IS YOU THAT IT
HE WAS FOR ON ARE
AS WITH HIS THEY I
AT BE THIS HAVE FROM
OR ONE HAD BY WORD
BUT NOT WHAT ALL WERE
WE WHEN YOUR CAN SAID
THERE USE AN EACH WHICH
SHE DO HOW THEIR IF
WILL UP OTHER ABOUT OUT
MANY THEN THEM THESE SO
SOME HER WOULD MAKE LIKE
HIM INTO TIME HAS LOOK
TWO MORE WRITE GO SEE
NUMBER NO WAY COULD PEOPLE
MY THAN FIRST WATER BEEN
CALL WHO OIL ITS NOW
FIND LONG DOWN DAY DID
GET COME MADE MAY PART

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SECOND HUNDRED

OVER NEW SOUND TAKE ONLY
LITTLE WORK KNOW PLACE YEAR
LIVE ME BACK GIVE MOST
VERY AFTER THING OUR JUST
NAME GOOD SENTENCE MAN THINK
SAY GREAT WHERE HELP THROUGH
MUCH BEFORE LINE RIGHT TOO
MEAN OLD ANY SAME TELL
BOY FOLLOW CAME WANT SHOW
ALSO AROUND FORM THREE SMALL
SET PUT END DOES ANOTHER
WELL LARGE MUST BIG EVEN
SUCH BECAUSE TURN HERE WHY
ASK WENT MEN READ NEED
LAND DIFFERENT HOME US MOVE
TRY KIND HAND PICTURE AGAIN
CHANGE OFF PLAY SPELL AIR
AWAY ANIMAL HOUSE POINT PAGE
LETTER ANSWER MOTHER FOUND STUDY
STILL LEARN SHOULD AMERICA WORLD

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THIRD HUNDRED

HIGH EVERY NEAR ADD FOOD
BETWEEN OWN BELOW COUNTRY PLANT
LAST SCHOOL FATHER KEEP TREE
NEVER START CITY EARTH EYE
LIGHT THOUGHT HEAD UNDER STORY
SAW LEFT DON’T FEW WHILE
ALONG MIGHT CLOSE SOMETHING SEEM
NEXT HARD OPEN EXAMPLE BEGIN
LIFE ALWAYS THOSE BOTH PAPER
TOGETHER GOT GROUP OFTEN RUN
IMPORTANT UNTIL CHILDREN SIDE FEET
CAR MILE NIGHT WALK WHITE
SEA BEGAN GROW TOOK RIVER
IT’S FOUR CARRY STATE ONCE
BOOK HEAR STOP WITHOUT SECOND
LATER MISS IDEA ENOUGH EAT
FACE WATCH FAR INDIAN REALLY
ALMOST LET ABOVE GIRL SOMETIMES
MOUNTAIN CUT YOUNG TALK SOON
LIST SONG BEING LEAVE FAMILY

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FOURTH HUNDRED

BODY MUSIC COLOUR STAND SUN
QUESTION FISH AREA MARK DOG
HORSE BIRDS PROBLEM COMPLETE ROOM
KNEW SINCE EVER PIECE TOLD
USUALLY DIDN’T FRIENDS EASY HEARD
ORDER RED DOOR SURE BECOME
TOP SHIP ACROSS TODAY DURING
SHORT BETTER HOWEVER LOW HOURS
BLACK PRODUCTS HAPPENED WHOLE MEASURE
REMEMBER EARLY WAVES REACHED LISTEN
WIND ROCK SPACE COVERED FAST
SEVERAL HOLD HIMSELF TOWARD FIVE
STEP MORNING PASSED VOWEL TRUE
HUNDRED AGAINST PATTERN NUMERAL TABLE
NORTH SLOWLY MONEY MAP FARM
PULLED DRAW VOICE SEEN COLD
CRIED PLAN NOTICE SOUTH SING
WAR GROUND FALL KING TOWN
I’LL UNIT SURE CERTAIN FIELD
TRAVEL WOOD FIRE UPON




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FIFTH HUNDRED

DONE ENGLISH ROAD HALT TEN
FLY GAVE BOX FINALLY WAIT
CORRECT OH QUICKLY PERSON BECAME
SHOWN MINUTES STRONG VERB STARS
FRONT FEEL FACT INCHES STREET
DECIDED CONTAIN COURSE SURFACE PRODUCE
BUILDING OCEAN CLASS NOTE NOTHING
REST CAREFULLY SCIENTISTS INSIDE WHEELS
STAY GREEN KNOWN ISLAND WEEK
LESS MACHINE BASE AGO STOOD
PLANE SYSTEM BEHIND RAN ROUND
BOAT GAME FORCE BROUGHT UNDERSTAND
WARM COMMON BRING EXPLAIN DRY
THOUGH LANGUAGE SHAPE DEEP THOUSANDS
YES CLEAR EQUATION YET GOVERNMENT
FILLED HEAT FULL HOT CHECK
OBJECT AM RULE AMONG NOUN
POWER CANNOT ABLE SIX SIZE
DARK BALL MATERIAL SPECIAL HEAVY
FINE PAIR CIRCLE INCLUDE BUILT

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SIXTH HUNDRED

CAN’T MATTER SQUARE SYLLABLES PERHAPS
BILL FELT SUDDENLY TEST DIRECTION
CENTRE FARMERS READY ANYTHING DIVIDED
GENERAL ENERGY SUBJECT EUROPE MOON
REGION RETURN BELIEVE DANCE MEMBERS
PICKED SIMPLE CELLS PAINT MIND
LOVE CAUSE RAIN EXERCISE EGGS
TRAIN BLUE WISH DROP DEVELOPED
WINDOW DIFFERENCE DISTANCE HEART SIT
SUMMER WALL FOREST PROBABLY LEGS
SAT MAIN WINTER WIDE WRITTEN
LENGTH REASON KEPT INTEREST ARMS
BROTHER RACE PRESENT BEAUTIFUL STORE
JOB EDGE PAST SIGN RECORD
FINISHED DISCOVERED WILD HAPPY BESIDE
GONE SKY GLASS MILLION WEST
LAY WEATHER ROOT INSTRUMENTS MEET
THIRD MONTHS PARAGRAPH RAISED REPRESENT
SOFT WHETHER CLOTHES FLOWERS SHALL
TEACHER HELD DESCRIBE DRIVE

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SEVENTH HUNDRED

CROSS SPEAK SOLVE APPEAR METAL
SON EITHER ICE SLEEP VILLAGE
FACTORS RESULT JUMPED SNOW RIDE
CARE FLOOR HILL PUSHED BABY
BUY CENTURY OUTSIDE EVERYTHING TALL
ALREADY INSTEAD PHRASE SOIL BED
COPY FREE HOPE SPRING CASE
LAUGHED NATION QUITE TYPE THEMSELVES
TEMPERATURE BRIGHT LEAD EVERYONE METHOD
SECTION LAKE CONSONANT WITHIN DICTIONARY
HAIR AGE AMOUNT SCALE POUNDS
ALTHOUGH PER BROKEN MOMENT TINY
POSSIBLE GOLD MILK QUIET NATURAL
LOT STONE ACT BUILD MIDDLE
SPEED COUNT CAT SOMEONE SAIL
ROLLED BEAR WONDER SMILED ANGLE
FRACTION AFRICA KILLED MELODY BOTTOM
TRIP HOLE POOR LET’S FIGHT
SURPRISE FRENCH DIED BEAT EXACTLY
REMAIN DRESS IRON COULDN’T FINGERS

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EIGHTH HUNDRED

ROW LEAST CATCH CLIMBED WROTE
SHOUTED CONTINUED ITSELF ELSE PLAINS
GAS ENGLAND BURNING DESIGN JOINED
FOOT LAW EARS GRASS YOU’RE
GREW SKIN VALLEY CENTS KEY
PRESIDENT BROWN TROUBLE COOL CLOUD
LOST SENT SYMBOLS WEAR BAD
SAVE EXPERIMENT ENGINE ALONE DRAWING
EAST PAY SINGLE TOUCH INFORMATION
EXPRESS MOUTH YARD EQUAL DECIMAL
YOURSELF CONTROL PRACTICE REPORT STRAIGHT
RISE STATEMENT STICK PARTY SEEDS
SUPPOSE WOMAN COAST BANK PERIOD
WIRE CHOOSE CLEAN VISIT BIT
WHOSE RECEIVED GARDEN PLEASE STRANGE
CAUGHT FELL TEAM GOD CAPTAIN
DIRECT RING SERVE CHILD DESERT
INCREASE HISTORY COST MAYBE BUSINESS
SEPARATE BREAK UNCLE HUNTING FLOW
LADY STUDENTS HUMAN ART FELLING

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NINTH HUNDRED

SUPPLY CORNER ELECTRIC INSECTS CROPS
TONE HIT SAND DOCTOR PROVIDE
THUS WON’T COOK BONES TAIL
BOARD MODERN COMPOUND MINE WASN’T
FIT ADDITION BELONG SAFE SOLDIERS
GUESS SILENT TRADE RATHER COMPARE
CROWD POEM ENJOY ELEMENTS INDICATE
EXCEPT EXPECT FLAT SEVEN INTERESTING
SENSE STRING BLOW FAMOUS VALUE
WINGS MOVEMENT POLE EXCITING BRANCHES
THICK BLOOD LIE SPOT BELL
FUN LOUD CONSIDER SUGGESTED THIN
POSITION ENTERED FRUIT TIED RICH
DOLLARS SEND SIGHT CHIEF JAPANESE
STREAM PLANETS RHYTHM EIGHT SCIENCE
MAJOR OBSERVE TUBE NECESSARY WEIGHT
MEAT LIFTED PROCESS ARMY HAT
PROPERTY PARTICULAR SWIM TERMS CURRENT
PARK SELL SHOULDER INDUSTRY WASH
BLOCK READ CATTLE WIFE SHARP

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TENTH HUNDRED (ONE THOUSAND)

COMPANY RADIO WE’LL ACTION CAPITAL
FACTORIES SETTLED YELLOW ISN’T SOUTHERN
TRUCK FAIR PRINTED WOULDN’T AHEAD
CHANCE BORN LEVEL TRIANGLE MOLECULES
FRANCE REPEATED COLUMN WESTERN CHURCH
SISTER OXYGEN PLURAL VARIOUS AGREED
OPPOSITE WRONG CHART PREPARED PRETTY
SOLUTION FRESH SHOP SUFFIX ESPECIALLY
SHOES ACTUALLY NOSE AFRAID DEAD
SUGAR ADJECTIVE FIG OFFICE HUGE
GUN SIMILAR DEATH SCORE FORWARD
STRETCHED EXPERIENCE ROSE ALLOW FEAR
WORKERS WASHINGTON GREEK WOMEN BOUGHT
LED MARCH NORTHERN CREATE BRITISH
DIFFICULT MATCH WIN DOESN’T STEEL
TOTAL DEAL DETERMINE EVENING NOR
ROPE COTTON APPLE DETAILS ENTIRE
CORN SUBSTANCES SMELL TOOLS CONDITIONS
COWS TRACK ARRIVED LOCATED SIR
SEAT DIVISION EFFECT UNDERLINE VIEW

Source: The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, Fourth Edition, ©2000 by Prentice Hall.
Authors: Fry , Kress & Fountoukidis.




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