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100 most common words for English learners

the
denoting one or more people or things already mentioned or assumed
Example: The sun is shining brightly.
be
exist; have reality or life
Example: To be or not to be, that is the question.
and
used to connect words of the same part of speech, clauses, or sentences
Example: He is tall and handsome.
of
expressing the relationship between a part and a whole
Example: A glass of water.
a
used when referring to someone or something for the first time
Example: I saw a dog in the park.
in
expressing the situation of something being enclosed or surrounded
Example: She lives in a small town.
to
expressing motion in the direction of (a particular location)
Example: I am going to the supermarket.
have
possess, own, or hold
Example: I have a car.
it
used to refer to a thing previously mentioned or easily identified
Example: Where is the book? Put it on the shelf.
I
used to refer to oneself as the speaker
Example: I love to read books.
that
used to introduce a subordinate clause
Example: She said that she would come.
you
used to refer to the person or people being addressed
Example: Are you coming to the party?
do
perform an action, task, or operation
Example: I do my homework every evening.
for
used to indicate the purpose of an action or object
Example: This gift is for you.
with
accompanied by; having or possessing
Example: She went to the park with her friends.
on
physically in contact with and supported by a surface
Example: The book is on the table.
he
used to refer to a male person or animal
Example: He is my brother.
at
expressing location or arrival in a particular place or position
Example: I will meet you at the park.
this
used to identify a specific person or thing close at hand
Example: This is my new car.
but
used to introduce a phrase or clause contrasting with what has already been mentioned
Example: She is tired but happy.
his
belonging to or associated with a male person or animal previously mentioned or easily identified
Example: His car is blue.
by
indicating the means of achieving something
Example: He traveled by train.
from
indicating the point in space at which a journey, motion, or action starts
Example: She comes from Spain.
they
used to refer to two or more people or things previously mentioned
Example: They are my friends.
we
used to refer to two or more people, including the speaker
Example: We are going to the beach.
say
utter words so as to convey information, an opinion, a feeling, etc.
Example: She didn't say anything.
her
belonging to or associated with a female person or animal previously mentioned or easily identified
Example: Her dress is beautiful.
she
used to refer to a female person or animal
Example: She is my sister.
or
used to link alternatives
Example: You can have tea or coffee.
an
used when referring to someone or something for the first time
Example: She bought an umbrella.
will
expressing the future tense
Example: They will arrive tomorrow.
my
belonging to or associated with the speaker
Example: This is my house.
one
referring to a person or thing previously mentioned or easily identified
Example: This book is interesting, and that one is boring.
all
used to refer to the whole quantity or extent of a particular group or thing
Example: All children love to play.
would
expressing the conditional mood
Example: I would love to go on vacation.
there
in, at, or to that place or position
Example: There is a cat on the roof.
their
belonging to or associated with a group of people, animals, or things previously mentioned
Example: Their house is big.
what
asking for information specifying something
Example: What is your name?
this
used to identify a specific person or thing close at hand
Example: This is my new car.
or
used to link alternatives
Example: You can have tea or coffee.
which
asking for information specifying one or more people or things from a definite set
Example: Which book do you want to read?
do
perform an action, task, or operation
Example: I do my homework every evening.
how
in what way or manner
Example: How are you feeling today?
if
introducing a conditional clause
Example: If it rains, we'll stay indoors.
up
toward or in a higher place or position
Example: She climbed up the stairs.
out
moving or appearing to move away from a particular place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden
Example: The cat ran out of the room.
if
introducing a conditional clause
Example: If it rains, we'll stay indoors.
about
on the subject of; concerning
Example: He told me about his trip.
who
asking for information specifying one or more people
Example: Who is your best friend?
get
come to have or hold (something)
Example: I will get a new phone.
which
asking for information specifying one or more people or things from a definite set
Example: Which book do you want to read?
go
move from one place or point to another
Example: We will go on vacation next week.
me
used to refer to the speaker or writer
Example: Can you pass me the salt?
make
form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances
Example: She likes to make handmade gifts.
can
be able to
Example: I can swim.
like
find agreeable, enjoyable, or satisfactory
Example: I like to read books.
time
the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future
Example: Time flies when you're having fun.
take
lay hold of (something) with one's hands; reach for and hold
Example: He will take the bus to work.
look
direct one's gaze toward someone or something
Example: She looked out of the window.
come
move or travel toward or into a place thought of as near or familiar to the speaker
Example: Come and sit next to me.
people
human beings in general or considered collectively
Example: The people of this town are very friendly.
into
expressing movement or action with the result that someone or something becomes enclosed or surrounded by something else
Example: The cat jumped into the box.
year
the time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun
Example: She is five years old.
your
belonging to or associated with the person or people that the speaker is addressing
Example: Is this your book?
some
an unspecified amount or number of
Example: I bought some apples at the store.
there
in, at, or to that place or position
Example: There is a cat on the roof.
if
introducing a conditional clause
Example: If it rains, we'll stay indoors.
way
a method, style, or manner of doing something
Example: She showed me the way to the park.
about
on the subject of; concerning
Example: He told me about his trip.
many
a large number of
Example: There are many books on the shelf.
then
at that time; at the time in question
Example: We were young then.
them
used to refer to two or more people or things previously mentioned
Example: I gave them the presents.
write
mark (letters, words, or other symbols) on a surface, typically paper, with a pen, pencil, or similar implement
Example: She will write a letter to her friend.
would
expressing the conditional mood
Example: I would love to go on vacation.
like
find agreeable, enjoyable, or satisfactory
Example: I like to read books.
so
for that reason; therefore
Example: It was raining, so we stayed home.
these
used to identify a specific person or thing close at hand
Example: These shoes are new.
her
belonging to or associated with a female person or animal previously mentioned or easily identified
Example: Her dress is beautiful.
long
measuring a great distance from end to end
Example: They had a long journey.
make
form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances
Example: She likes to make handmade gifts.
thing
an object that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give a specific name to
Example: Can you pass me that thing?
see
perceive with the eyes; discern visually
Example: I can see the mountains from here.
him
used to refer to a male person or animal
Example: I saw him at the park.
two
equivalent to the sum of one and one
Example: There are two cats in the garden.
has
the third person singular present tense of have
Example: She has a dog.
look
direct one's gaze toward someone or something
Example: She looked out of the window.
more
a greater or additional amount or degree
Example: I need more time to finish the project.
day
a period of twenty-four hours as a unit of time
Example: Today is a beautiful day.
could
used to indicate possibility or ability in the past
Example: When I was younger, I could run faster.
go
move from one place or point to another
Example: We will go on vacation next week.
new
produced, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time
Example: She bought a new car.
some
an unspecified amount or number of
Example: I bought some apples at the store.
give
freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone); hand over to
Example: Can you give me a pen?
think
have a particular opinion, belief, or idea about someone or something
Example: I think it will rain tomorrow.
come
move or travel toward or into a place thought of as near or familiar to the speaker
Example: Come and sit next to me.
than
introducing the second element in a comparison
Example: She is taller than her sister.
our
belonging to or associated with the speaker and one or more other people previously mentioned or easily identified
Example: This is our house.
man
an adult human male
Example: He is a kind man.
also
in addition; too
Example: She is smart and also very funny.
use
take, hold, or deploy (something) as a means of accomplishing a purpose or achieving a result; employ
Example: I use my phone to take pictures.

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