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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  • district

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

  • division

  • The division of Korea into north and south many years ago still has serious consequences today.

  • doctor

  • The accident victim was treated by a hospital doctor and nurses.

    He spent five years at the university doing research for a doctor of philosophy degree.

    She has an appointment with the doctor this morning.

  • document


  • dog

  • If a dog bites a man, that is not news but if a man bites a dog, the newspapers will be interested.

  • door

  • Please close the door when you go out.

  • Dr


  • drug

  • There is a new anti-cancer drug that we hope will save many lives.

  • duty

  • We had to pay import duty when we brought luxury itenms into the country.

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

  • earth

  • Google Earth lets you zoom in on photographs of any part of the world.

    The gardener spent hours digging the earth to prepare the soil for planting seeds.


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