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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  • government

  • The government has no control over the weather.

    The government increase security controls due to the bomb scare.

    The government is in charge of the army, education, health and trade.

    He tried to gain an unfair advantage by bribing the government official.

  • ground

  • The football ground was very crowded with supporters of both teams.

    I felt a movement in the ground and feared that it was an earthquake.

  • group

  • A group of students were chatting.

    On the basis of 5 litres per person, he calculated the group would need 50 litres of water per day.

  • growth


  • hair


  • hall


  • hand

  • He lost his right hand in an industrial accident.

  • head

  • They were at the head of the race.

    She is the head of marketing.

  • health

  • The Health Authority gives money to the hospitals.

    The government is in charge of the army, education, health and trade.

  • heart



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