Word Frequencies


Top Twenty Most Used Words in Written English

the of to in and a for was is that on at he with by be it an as his

Top Twenty Most Used Words in Spoken English

the and I to of a you that in it is yes was this but on well he have for

Two Letter Word Frequency

of to in it is be as at so we he by or on do if me my up an go no us am

Three Letter Word Frequency

the and for are but not you all any can had her was one our out day get has
him his how man new now old see two way who boy did its let put say she too use

Four Letter Word Frequency

that with have this will your from they know want been good much some time very
when come here just like long make many more only over such take than them well were

Word Frequency for the Most Common Words

the of and to in a is that be it by are for was as he with on his at which
but from has this will one have not were or all their an i there been many more
so when had may today who would time we about after dollars if my other some
them being its no only over very you into most than they day even made out first
great must these can days every found general her here last new now people
public said since still such through under up war well where while years before
between country debts good him interest large like make our take upon what

100 Most Frequently Used Words

about after all am an and are as at back be because been big but by came
can come could day did do down first for from get go going got had has have he
her here him his I if in into is it just like little look made make me more my
no not now of off on one only or our out over said saw see she so some that the
their them then there they this to two up very was we well went were what when
where which who will with would you your

50 Most Frequently Used UK Operators

come get give go keep let make put seem take be do have say see send may will
about across after against among at before between by down from in off on over
through to under up with as for of till than a the all any every no other some
such that this I he you who and because but or if through while how when where
why again ever far forward hear near now out still there then together well
almost enough even little much not only quite so very tomorrow yesterday north
south east west please yes

50 Most Frequently Used UK General Things

account act addition adjustment advertisement agreement air amount amusement
animal answer apparatus approval argument art attack attempt attention
attraction authority back balance base behavior belief birth bit bite blood blow
body brass bread breath brother building burn burst business butter canvas care
cause chalk chance change cloth coal color comfort committee company comparison
competition condition connection control cook copper copy cork cotton cough
country cover crack credit crime crush cry current curve damage danger daughter
day death debt decision degree design desire destruction detail development
digestion direction discovery discussion disease disgust distance distribution
division doubt drink driving dust earth edge education effect end error event
example exchange existence expansion experience expert fact fall family father
fear feeling fiction field fight fire flame flight flower fold food force form
friend front fruit glass gold government grain grass grip group growth guide
harbor harmony hate hearing heat help history hole hope hour humor ice idea
impulse increase industry ink insect instrument insurance interest invention
iron jelly join journey judge jump kick kiss knowledge land language laugh law
lead learning leather letter level lift light limit linen liquid list look loss
love machine man manager mark market mass meal measure meat meeting memory metal
middle milk mind mine minute mist money month morning mother motion mountain
move music name nation need news night noise note number observation offer oil
operation opinion order organization ornament owner page pain paint paper part
paste payment peace person place plant play pleasure poison point polish porter
position powder power price print process produce profit property prose protest
pull punishment purpose push quality question rain range rate ray reaction
reading reason record regret relation religion representative request respect
rest reward rhythm rice river road roll room rub rule run salt sand scale
science sea seat secretary selection self sense servant sex shade shake shame
shock side sign silk silver sister size sky sleep slip slope smash smell smile
smoke sneeze snow soap society son song sort sound soup space stage start
statement steam steel step stitch stone stop story stretch structure substance
sugar suggestion summer support surprise swim system talk taste tax teaching
tendency test theory thing thought thunder time tin top touch trade transport
trick trouble turn twist unit use value verse vessel view voice walk war wash
waste water wave wax way weather week weight wind wine winter woman wood wool
word work wound writing year

50 Most Frequently Used UK Picturable Things

angle ant apple arch arm army baby bag ball band basin basket bath bed bee bell
berry bird blade board boat bone book boot bottle box boy brain brake branch
brick bridge brush bucket bulb button cake camera card carriage cart cat chain
cheese chest chin church circle clock cloud coat collar comb cord cow cup
curtain cushion dog door drain drawer dress drop ear egg engine eye face farm
feather finger fish flag floor fly foot fork fowl frame garden girl glove goat
gun hair hammer hand hat head heart hook horn horse hospital house island jewel
kettle key knee knife knot leaf leg library line lip lock map match monkey moon
mouth muscle nail neck needle nerve net nose nut office orange oven parcel pen
pencil picture pig pin pipe plane plate plough pocket pot potato prison pump
rail rat receipt ring rod roof root sail school scissors screw seed sheep shelf
ship shirt shoe skin skirt snake sock spade sponge spoon spring square stamp
star station stem stick stocking stomach store street sun table tail thread
throat thumb ticket toe tongue tooth town train tray tree trousers umbrella wall
watch wheel whip whistle window wing wire worm

50 Most Frequently Used UK Qualities

able acid angry automatic beautiful black boiling bright broken brown cheap
chemical chief clean clear common complex conscious cup deep dependent early
elastic electric equal fat fertile first fixed flat free frequent full general
good great grey hanging happy hard healthy high hollow important kind like
living long male married material medical military natural necessary new normal
open parallel past physical political poor possible present private probable
quick quiet ready red regular responsible right round same second separate
serious sharp smooth sticky stiff straight strong sudden sweet tall thick tight
tired true violent waiting warm wet wide wise yellow young

50 Most Frequently Used UK Opposites

awake bad bent bitter blue certain cold complete cruel dark dead dear delicate
different dirty dry false feeble female foolish future green ill last late left
loose loud low mixed narrow old opposite public rough sad safe secret short shut
simple slow small soft solid special strange thin white wrong

American Heritage Word Frequency Book

the of and a to in is you that it he for was on are as with his they at be this
from I have or by one had not but what all were when we there can an your which
their said if do will each about how up out them then she many some so these
would other into has more her two like him see time could no make than first
been its who now people my made over did down only way find use may water long
little very after words called just where most know get through back much before
go good new write out used me man too any day same right look think also around
another came come work three word must because does part even place well such
here take why things help put years different away again off went old number
great tell men say small every found still between name should Mr. home big give
air line set own under read last never us left end along while might next sound
below saw something thought both few those always looked show large often
together asked house don’t world going want school important until 1 form food
keep children feet land side without boy once animals life enough took sometimes
four head above kind began almost live page got earth need far hand high year
mother light parts country father let night following 2 picture being study
second eyes soon times story boys since white days ever paper hard near sentence
better best across during today others however sure means knew it’s try told
young miles sun ways thing whole hear example heard several change answer room
sea against top turned 3 learn point city play toward five using himself usually

Poetic Annex to Basic English Words

angel arrow beast blind bow breast bride brow bud calm child cross crown curse
dawn delight dew dove dream eagle eternal evening evil fair faith fate feast
flock flow fountain fox gentle glad glory God grace grape grief guest hawk
heaven hell hill holy honey honor image ivory joy lamb lark life lion lord
meadow melody mercy noble passion perfume pity pool praise prayer pride priest
purple rapture raven robe rock rose rush search shining shower sorrow soul spear
spirit storm strength sword their tower travel valley veil vine violet virtue
vision wandering wealth weariness weeping wisdom wolf wonder

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