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“What Are the Most Commonly Used English Words?” is the Wrong Question!

English word frequency lists

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Many of my fellow foreigners arrive to my blog while searching for the most commonly used English words, and there’s a good chance that you may be one of them!

‘The top 100 most commonly used English words’, ‘top 500 English words’, ‘English word frequency lists’such and similar keywords are used by thousands of foreign English speakers eager to improve their English fluency.

But are these English word lists any good? Do they offer good value in terms of improving one’s ability to speak fluently?

Frankly speaking, such frequency lists don’t provide a lot of practical value – if any!

Why?

Fair enough – give me a few moments and I’ll show you exactly why! 😉

English Word Frequency Lists Only Satisfy Our Curiosity – They’re NO GOOD for Anything ELSE!

Please follow this link for a list of 100 most common words in English. Now, scan the list and tell me if you found a single word you DIDN’T KNOW.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I can say the following with the utmost certainty “Among the top 100 most common English words there’s not a single one you didn’t know!”

Yes, the fact that these hundred words make up about a half of all written English material is astonishing, and it’s a typical 80/20 rule in action. 2000 General Service List Words account for 95% vocabulary used in daily conversations, for example, and it just goes to show that one doesn’t need to build MASSIVE vocabulary consisting of thousands upon thousands of words to be an efficient English communicator.

Sorry – Word Lists Are Good for SOMETHING – They Teach Us Not to Waste Our Time!

As I said – the fact that a relatively small number of individual words account for large volume of words in usage serves as a reminder that we don’t need to dedicate our lives to building insanely large English vocabulary.

That’s exactly what I was doing years ago, and among useful words I wrote in my pocket dictionary there were quite obscure specimens I’ve NEVER heard of in my later life – let alone used them!

So I have to admit that this is one aspect of those word frequency lists that does have a benefit. Namely, it highlights the importance of focusing on the essential vocabulary thus accelerating the learning curve.

Other than that, however, those lists are rather misleading because they create the impression that you can learn individual words, stick them together, and – presto! – you can communicate effectively and fluently.

Sorry guys, it just doesn’t happen like that, and the reason for that is quite simple:

It’s the Word Combinations that Matter – not Separate Words and Word Lists!

Now I’ll do a small experiment. I’ll google up the General Service List words and copy a small section of them to see how good they are for using in our daily conversations.

So here’s a random selection of 10 English words:

  • 1. the
  • 2. be
  • 6. to
  • 10. it
  • 15. with
  • 17. not
  • 25. do
  • 33. will
  • 76. over
  • 230. question
  • 236. night
  • 239. away
  • 398. happen
  • 1630. beg

The numbers represent the rankings of these words. There are over 2000 entries in the list and I’ve chosen a variation of different words – some are the most common English words such as ‘the’, ‘to’, and ‘be’; others don’t rank as high but they’re still very common. I’m sure that you know every single one of them!

So, the logical conclusion might be – “Once I know all these words, I have to learn MORE new ones to broaden my English vocabulary!”

Fair enough, but did you know that this is the biggest pitfall so many of us, foreigners, fall for?

You see – the problem is that we may know large lists of individual words, yet we struggle to USE them as part of a simple conversation!

To see what exactly I’m talking about, please look at the following English phrases:

  • To do away with
  • It begs the question
  • It won’t happen overnight
  • It happens to be
  • To be over with

All these phrases consist ONLY of the words from the list above, but how many of them you can honestly claim to be able to use?

I hope you start seeing the bigger picture now.

We may be very, very familiar with certain English words, YET we struggle to arrange them in natural speech patterns!

Basically it all boils down to WORD COMBINATIONS.

It’s just like playing lottery – you only have a small number of individual numbers, and you think – “What’s the big deal! Surely I can guess 5 or 6 of them!” In reality the number of combinations is mind-boggling, and the very same goes with individual English words and their combinations!

Biggest Problem I Have With The Frequency Lists – They Promote the Wrong Learning Methods!

The very concept of a frequency list implies that English learning is all about separate words.

Statements like “The first 100 most commonly used English words make up 50% of all written material” makes us believe that we have to learn SEPARATE WORDS, and once we’ve acquired the optimal amount of words – we’ll be able to speak and write just like a native speaker.

Nothing could be further from the truth however, and I think I made it more than obvious using the examples above.

Just because you KNOW certain English words, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can COMBINE them into phrases and sentences!

You must make it your goal to KNOW English word combinations, and just like when playing lottery a handful or words may easily avail you of a much bigger amount of phrases to use!

Those five phrases I gave you a few paragraphs above are way more useful than the list of individual words. You can learn phrases and use them in relevant situations just like native English speakers would, but if you learn separate words, your means of expression are rather limited.

It’s the typical old-school approach – learning grammar rules, word lists and then stick words together and form sentences. It’s ineffective, unnatural and totally wrong!

Here’s what’s going to happen if you stick separate words together:

  • Your English is going to sound unnatural because you’ll translate from your native language when creating English sentences;
  • You won’t be able to produce spontaneous English speech because you’ll have to construct new sentences every time you speak!

“What Are the Most Commonly Used English PHRASES?” is the Right Question!

I can’t stress this enough – if you learn English phrases, expressions and sayings, you’ll be able to use them 10 times more efficiently than word lists!

Once you’ve memorized a phrase, you’re capable or using it WITHOUT MUCH THINKING AND PLANNING whereas sticking words together will always involve a certain amount of effort and your speech is going to be hesitant and slow.

English word frequency lists are a good representation of the 80/20 rule in action, and they prove that one doesn’t need to spend a lifetime learning 100 thousand English words to become fluent.

English words lists are good for linguists and grammar geeks.

Other than that, they serve no practical purpose!

So my advice is the following – you should definitely replace the question “what are the most commonly used English words?” with “what are the most commonly used English phrases?”!

Robby

P.S. Would you like to find out why I’m highlighting some of the text in red? Read this article and you’ll learn why it’s so important to learn idiomatic expressions and how it will help you to improve your spoken English!

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  • deepak

    Really a very good guidance. Thank you so much Robby. 🙂 (y)

  • Thanks!

  • zdfgsdfg

    Nice work..!!!

  • Hi Ankit,

    Please read article http://englishharmony.com/why-cant-speak-fluently/ to understand the basics behind English fluency issues and then move onto this one http://englishharmony.com/how-to-improve-english/ where you’ll find out what exactly you have to do!

    Regards,

    Robby

  • ankit

    robby sir myself ankit kumar swain ,my english is not so strong please give me some suggestion how to fluencency in my english

  • Hi Reynaldo,

    Here are 2818 most commonly used English words from the website http://www.newgeneralservicelist.org:

    the

    be

    of

    and

    to

    a

    in

    have

    it

    you

    for

    not

    that

    on

    with

    do

    as

    he

    we

    this

    at

    they

    but

    from

    by

    will

    or

    his

    say

    go

    she

    so

    all

    about

    if

    one

    my

    know

    there

    which

    can

    get

    her

    would

    think

    like

    more

    their

    your

    when

    what

    make

    time

    who

    see

    up

    people

    some

    out

    me

    good

    other

    year

    well

    our

    very

    just

    them

    no

    take

    because

    come

    could

    use

    work

    then

    now

    also

    than

    him

    into

    only

    want

    look

    these

    its

    new

    give

    first

    way

    thing

    any

    over

    right

    after

    find

    day

    where

    most

    should

    need

    much

    how

    back

    mean

    may

    such

    us

    here

    really

    even

    company

    those

    many

    child

    tell

    last

    call

    down

    yes

    before

    man

    through

    show

    life

    between

    lot

    feel

    place

    change

    long

    too

    pause

    still

    write

    problem

    talk

    try

    something

    unclear

    same

    great

    number

    leave

    little

    both

    meet

    help

    own

    ask

    part

    country

    put

    point

    start

    school

    each

    become

    interest

    old

    off

    another

    different

    high

    next

    include

    late

    why

    live

    end

    world

    week

    must

    while

    never

    study

    kind

    report

    play

    house

    group

    might

    home

    course

    let

    case

    system

    again

    hear

    woman

    family

    book

    seem

    around

    during

    keep

    big

    follow

    every

    question

    under

    important

    always

    friend

    however

    set

    hand

    provide

    small

    turn

    state

    begin

    run

    since

    early

    money

    few

    bring

    market

    information

    area

    move

    business

    service

    government

    fact

    issue

    thank

    large

    result

    read

    month

    order

    increase

    name

    love

    word

    without

    open

    pay

    offer

    build

    I

    hold

    happen

    against

    away

    job

    buy

    though

    today

    example

    believe

    plan

    second

    program

    student

    form

    young

    lead

    face

    close

    room

    hope

    cost

    head

    car

    understand

    hour

    far

    actually

    spend

    level

    city

    present

    less

    idea

    reason

    learn

    until

    member

    process

    person

    experience

    night

    support

    sure

    sort

    quite

    bad

    once

    enough

    although

    within

    age

    term

    whether

    able

    share

    line

    product

    speak

    side

    train

    soon

    low

    price

    public

    often

    possible

    least

    parent

    consider

    effect

    rather

    control

    view

    story

    local

    anything

    together

    value

    hard

    stand

    visit

    watch

    color

    party

    bit

    continue

    ever

    eye

    base

    concern

    letter

    center

    lose

    yet

    almost

    development

    already

    test

    probably

    sale

    rate

    nothing

    whole

    suggest

    language

    deal

    send

    expect

    fall

    return

    water

    per

    allow

    cause

    power

    sit

    walk

    mother

    among

    care

    subject

    develop

    stay

    record

    mind

    remember

    past

    office

    force

    grow

    town

    light

    stop

    several

    period

    class

    matter

    food

    social

    require

    political

    win

    decide

    staff

    figure

    real

    future

    policy

    answer

    laugh

    remain

    ago

    type

    shop

    security

    receive

    note

    minute

    fund

    top

    game

    involve

    account

    half

    history

    create

    break

    moment

    individual

    across

    either

    music

    further

    reach

    clear

    rule

    computer

    wait

    sound

    team

    along

    research

    appear

    drive

    activity

    black

    produce

    free

    general

    body

    toward

    please

    sense

    perhaps

    add

    everything

    law

    easy

    sell

    full

    film

    model

    war

    forward

    himself

    maybe

    design

    morning

    pass

    condition

    near

    door

    human

    above

    available

    position

    agree

    short

    situation

    paper

    cover

    major

    customer

    father

    bear

    choose

    main

    describe

    someone

    date

    event

    nice

    special

    certain

    phone

    join

    else

    girl

    sometimes

    table

    community

    carry

    decision

    role

    president

    particular

    cut

    difference

    die

    eat

    enjoy

    rise

    especially

    detail

    data

    charge

    practice

    cell

    improve

    kid

    action

    strong

    happy

    health

    economic

    difficult

    regard

    travel

    approach

    amount

    investment

    white

    draw

    site

    round

    behind

    claim

    step

    patient

    true

    teacher

    range

    percent

    themselves

    organization

    vote

    front

    measure

    trade

    therefore

    finally

    raise

    wear

    industry

    explain

    relationship

    quality

    accord

    outside

    wish

    death

    project

    land

    sign

    boy

    news

    risk

    total

    couple

    national

    list

    opportunity

    act

    sport

    road

    kill

    serve

    education

    picture

    likely

    standard

    benefit

    stage

    performance

    rest

    certainly

    culture

    focus

    itself

    arrive

    employee

    upon

    voice

    due

    technology

    field

    air

    material

    current

    teach

    financial

    century

    society

    analysis

    limit

    evidence

    reduce

    listen

    usually

    lie

    foot

    single

    common

    space

    realize

    former

    animal

    instead

    similar

    thus

    address

    leader

    complete

    arm

    function

    chance

    mention

    factor

    contact

    response

    demand

    exist

    accept

    save

    opinion

    pick

    wrong

    apply

    compare

    suppose

    choice

    structure

    fight

    relate

    firm

    feature

    ground

    effort

    source

    pretty

    campaign

    check

    okay

    street

    foreign

    attention

    personal

    particularly

    park

    whose

    knowledge

    contain

    official

    court

    bank

    article

    wife

    management

    manager

    section

    finish

    guy

    fine

    store

    attack

    discuss

    stock

    prepare

    fire

    piece

    heart

    forget

    police

    recent

    behavior

    represent

    growth

    page

    holiday

    affect

    establish

    wonder

    poor

    manage

    addition

    bed

    simply

    recently

    yesterday

    surprise

    sorry

    art

    method

    fast

    stuff

    international

    drink

    purchase

    myself

    worry

    whatever

    private

    determine

    summer

    evening

    influence

    exactly

    average

    everyone

    drop

    miss

    significant

    production

    inside

    tomorrow

    attempt

    region

    cent

    race

    shall

    contract

    smile

    skill

    medium

    necessary

    economy

    various

    notice

    nature

    population

    key

    nation

    hit

    occur

    plant

    catch

    election

    director

    review

    military

    statement

    worker

    respect

    paint

    capital

    player

    press

    movie

    tax

    environment

    son

    hotel

    size

    item

    image

    drug

    simple

    indeed

    series

    final

    purpose

    window

    treatment

    club

    file

    department

    bus

    wall

    direct

    character

    gain

    fit

    enter

    agreement

    fail

    season

    college

    seek

    achieve

    beautiful

    station

    alone

    below

    clothes

    attend

    success

    argue

    lack

    comment

    option

    pull

    church

    herself

    advantage

    identify

    link

    indicate

    aim

    income

    specific

    floor

    discussion

    associate

    recognize

    tree

    unit

    loss

    mark

    challenge

    depend

    wide

    anyway

    mile

    board

    solution

    clearly

    anyone

    machine

    relation

    marry

    despite

    theory

    introduce

    prove

    ability

    popular

    modern

    doctor

    release

    score

    access

    television

    target

    ready

    strike

    card

    potential

    pattern

    clock

    organize

    village

    nearly

    prefer

    movement

    propose

    guess

    operation

    fear

    hair

    trip

    supply

    quickly

    application

    sleep

    network

    strategy

    interview

    hospital

    husband

    red

    degree

    star

    restaurant

    generally

    author

    yourself

    pressure

    task

    express

    competition

    serious

    reference

    treat

    conclusion

    brother

    natural

    touch

    everybody

    beyond

    define

    basis

    trouble

    deep

    energy

    fish

    dark

    sing

    sample

    refer

    adult

    positive

    except

    disease

    promise

    throw

    dress

    worth

    clean

    fill

    property

    profit

    somebody

    operate

    bar

    advance

    goal

    quarter

    central

    cold

    object

    style

    obviously

    push

    tend

    assume

    normal

    exchange

    suffer

    middle

    blue

    match

    officer

    avoid

    reflect

    useful

    fun

    huge

    instance

    seat

    document

    oil

    message

    net

    successful

    box

    resource

    pound

    throughout

    facility

    argument

    bill

    debate

    speech

    separate

    male

    baby

    earn

    maintain

    career

    hot

    billion

    doubt

    exercise

    previous

    daily

    search

    suddenly

    fly

    basic

    ring

    asset

    science

    dog

    perform

    balance

    song

    weekend

    dead

    encourage

    protect

    damage

    imagine

    afternoon

    estimate

    photo

    context

    newspaper

    credit

    daughter

    variety

    version

    extend

    proposal

    professional

    dollar

    sister

    whom

    memory

    mine

    ahead

    nor

    request

    post

    original

    female

    green

    dance

    dream

    observe

    inform

    communication

    discover

    track

    garden

    agency

    screen

    possibility

    examine

    legal

    recommend

    university

    text

    direction

    responsibility

    conversation

    magazine

    easily

    favorite

    rock

    independent

    additional

    agent

    complex

    appropriate

    invite

    traditional

    cross

    sea

    famous

    reply

    software

    weight

    shape

    completely

    trial

    weather

    administration

    fix

    shoot

    judge

    absolutely

    user

    welcome

    element

    announce

    requirement

    glass

    laughter

    stick

    difficulty

    effective

    survey

    majority

    invest

    primary

    generation

    federal

    wind

    replace

    writer

    stress

    committee

    principle

    content

    immediately

    unless

    percentage

    equipment

    telephone

    title

    budget

    transfer

    blood

    scene

    conduct

    chair

    sector

    expensive

    executive

    beat

    wonderful

    warm

    copy

    none

    negative

    annual

    prevent

    rich

    block

    payment

    collection

    advice

    remove

    ensure

    hang

    politics

    medical

    relative

    directly

    count

    safe

    transport

    e-mail

    mix

    display

    ride

    flow

    highly

    flat

    leg

    contrast

    procedure

    straight

    correct

    connection

    institution

    admit

    consumer

    reveal

    video

    radio

    otherwise

    nobody

    aware

    appeal

    alternative

    status

    heavy

    award

    surface

    handle

    sex

    introduction

    deliver

    cry

    pair

    tour

    collect

    extra

    crowd

    intend

    reader

    cheap

    decade

    sentence

    farm

    overall

    moreover

    concert

    expression

    dinner

    print

    decline

    responsible

    grant

    physical

    trust

    ship

    speed

    south

    select

    category

    fair

    attitude

    peace

    truth

    band

    lay

    importance

    perfect

    launch

    wave

    presence

    crime

    horse

    progress

    global

    advertise

    chief

    slightly

    scale

    double

    nuclear

    warn

    extent

    labor

    library

    respond

    edge

    partner

    experiment

    satisfy

    pain

    slow

    taxi

    suit

    spot

    regular

    excite

    concept

    guide

    initial

    speaker

    dry

    secretary

    photograph

    scheme

    shake

    technique

    tonight

    apart

    rain

    cool

    suggestion

    defense

    distance

    north

    lift

    conflict

    excellent

    river

    expert

    favor

    funny

    eventually

    football

    heat

    mistake

    dear

    improvement

    chapter

    emerge

    demonstrate

    artist

    reform

    adopt

    corner

    audience

    struggle

    decrease

    roll

    island

    camp

    feed

    surround

    investor

    fully

    fee

    senior

    arrange

    expense

    combine

    cook

    cultural

    map

    meal

    shift

    contribution

    weapon

    ball

    cash

    entire

    reality

    solve

    lesson

    kitchen

    circumstance

    confirm

    failure

    busy

    contribute

    tool

    mouth

    objective

    gas

    lady

    quick

    currently

    glad

    driver

    beach

    commercial

    basically

    spread

    pop

    variable

    cancer

    brain

    reaction

    proceed

    crisis

    neither

    hide

    refuse

    consequence

    volume

    trend

    bag

    traffic

    mass

    left

    owner

    length

    vary

    revenue

    duty

    repeat

    mountain

    unfortunately

    survive

    schedule

    bedroom

    employ

    marriage

    essential

    critical

    ticket

    smoke

    fan

    flight

    relatively

    equal

    egg

    bottom

    novel

    somewhere

    plus

    coach

    pleasure

    promote

    background

    union

    neighbor

    provision

    appreciate

    plane

    topic

    enable

    package

    code

    secret

    manufacture

    shareholder

    investigation

    attract

    path

    bird

    bond

    swim

    afraid

    environmental

    finger

    anybody

    colleague

    insurance

    flower

    consideration

    settle

    powerful

    quiet

    burn

    engineer

    component

    waste

    aid

    extremely

    earth

    desire

    apparently

    tire

    breath

    delay

    strength

    connect

    nurse

    sum

    brief

    soldier

    hardly

    lunch

    religious

    strange

    whereas

    battle

    construction

    engage

    district

    hate

    boat

    stone

    gather

    tourist

    divide

    expand

    historical

    delivery

    tradition

    museum

    mostly

    host

    broad

    spring

    council

    shoulder

    troop

    jump

    healthy

    fresh

    conclude

    furthermore

    finance

    threat

    studio

    bomb

    safety

    active

    winter

    export

    acquire

    blow

    sun

    obvious

    coffee

    generate

    visitor

    bind

    tape

    cycle

    assess

    editor

    spirit

    scientist

    monitor

    tear

    location

    actual

    actor

    corporate

    twice

    minister

    murder

    comfortable

    pool

    wash

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