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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  • face

  • The face of modern Britain.

    He washed his face and brushed his hair.

  • facility


  • fact

  • Is this fact or fiction?

    The fact is, I overslept.

  • factor


  • family

  • This family of plants is nearing extinction.

    My family consists of my mother, my father and me.

    The family is on benefit; they depend on welfare benefits because there are so few jobs available.

  • father

  • My family consists of my mother, my father and me.

    My mother and father have two children: a daughter and a son.

    He became lord of the manor when his father died.

  • fear


  • feature


  • feeling


  • field

  • The farmer planted rice in his field and hopes to harvest it in a few months

    Many students find physics to be a difficult field of study.

    The football field was so muddy the team could not play in their usual style.


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