List of English Words

What is list of English Words?

Basically, language experts and researchers recommend that any English language learner must know important words, words which occur very often in English texts and spoken language.

General Service List of English words (West, 1953). Many western researchers share a common consensus that the high frequency 2,000 words account for 85% and more, written words in any text.

List of English words for ESL learners contains most common words used in English. However, these basic English words you must know in depth and breadth not mere definition. As an example, word able and ability belong together,

Able as an adjective has many usages like a) Able bodied, An able man, Able to take care of


Ability as noun also has many uses like a) A Man of great ability ( cleverness), Musical ability, (Power) ability to learn


Therefore, before passing these words as simple and ordinary make sure you know them thoroughly in different forms and senses before you move on to High Frequency Word List 2 and Academic Vocabulary in Academic Word List

Knowledge of these words will help you for better reading comprehension and faster reading. And, who says this? 


Please read this page about the validity of High Frequency Word Lists. In short, these words are listed in 

List of Words as mentioned in High Frequency Word List 1

A


Able

About

Above

Accept

Accord

Account

Across

Act

Actual

Add

Address

Admit

Adopt

Advance

Advantage

Affair

Afford

After

Again

Against

Age

Ago

Agree

Air

All

Allow

Almost

Alone

Along

Already

Also

Although

Always

Among

Amount

Ancient

And

Animal

Another

Answer

Any

Appear

Apply

Appoint

Arise

Arm

Army

Around

Arrive

Art

Article

As

Ask

Association

At

Attack

Attempt

Average

Away

B


Back

Bad

Ball

Bank

Bar

Base

Battle

Be

Bear

Beauty

Because

Become

Bed

Before

Begin

Behind

Being

Believe

Belong

Below

Beneath

Beside

Best

Better

Between

Beyond

Big

Bill

Bird

Bit

Black

Blood

Blow

Blue

Board

Boat

Body

Book

Born

Both

Box

Boy

Branch

Bread

Breadth

Break

Bridge

Bright

Bring

Brother

Build

Burn

Business

But

Buy

By


C


Call

Can

Capital

Car

Care

Carry

Case

Catch

Cause

Centre

Certain

Chance

Change

Character

Charge

Chief

Child

Choose

Church

Circle

City

Claim

Class

Clean

Clear

Clock

Close

Club

Coast

Cold

College

Colour

Come

Command

Common

Company

Compare

Complete

Concern

Condition

Connect

Consider

Contain

Content

Continue

Control

Corner

Cost

Could

Council

Count

Country

Course

Court

Cover

Creature

Cross

Crowd

Cry

Current

Custom

Cut

D


Dance

Danger

Dare

Dark

Date

Daughter

Day

Dead

Deal

Decide

Declare

Deep

Degree

Deliver

Demand

Describe

Desert

Desire

Destroy

Detail

Determine

Develop

Die

Difference

Difficult

Direct

Discover

Disease

Distance

Distinguish

District

Divide

Do

Doctor

Dog

Door

Double

Doubt

Down

Draw

Dream

Dress

Drive

Drop

Dry

Due

During


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Oxford English Dictionary publishes new word updates and revised word meanings, on March, June,September and December every year. For instance, in March 2012, it added:
bit bucket n. An An imaginary trash location, example, "it fell into the bit bucket" means the data was lost.

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