List of the top English common nouns

These lists show you which words are used most often. They give you examples of their correct use in phrases or sentences. Note that some words may be used as noun, verb, adjective etc. For definitions and more uses and different meanings of these words you should refer to a good online dictionary or printed book dictionary of English.

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  • company

  • The accountant produced the company accounts for the tax inspector.

    Don't keep company with bad people.

    The company went into administration and eventually closed down.

    The labour union leaders and the company management reached a pay deal and averted a strike.

    The company has advertised a new post - Chief Accounting Officer.

  • competition


  • computer

  • Searching and sorting are very demanding computer applications.

    The computer system failed to work properly.

  • concern


  • condition


  • conference


  • context


  • contract

  • They met to sign the contract of cooperation between the parties.

  • control

  • The government has no control over the weather.

  • cost

  • The cost of raw materials has increased by 12% since last year.

    His drunken driving cost him his life.

    Manchester United football club has bought a new player - he cost over a million Euro.


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