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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  • council

  • The local council looks after street cleaning.

    She was elected to the Council of Ministers.

    The United Nations Security Council condemned the act of war and called for a ceasefire.

    They applied to the local council for planning approval to build a new office block.

  • country

  • We visited a country park.

    France is a large country in Europe.

    It is your duty to be loyal to your country and be a good citizen.

  • county


  • couple


  • course

  • The course of history is complex and erratic.

    The race course was very crowded with spectators.

  • court

  • The court of King Rascali was corrupt.

    The judge sits in court and hears criminal cases.

    The court is very busy - the judge has to hear several cases this week.

    The lawyer submitted a detailed argument to the court claiming that the defendant had an alibi.

    He asked the court to award the plaintiff $50000 for the serious injuries he has suffered.

    The decison of the district court was overturned by the higher court of appeal.

  • culture


  • cup


  • customer


  • damage

  • I need to insure my car against fire, theft and collision damage risks.


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