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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  • help

  • This learning activity should help you to understand how to calculate the area of a circle.

    Jack learned first aid so that he could help injured people.

  • history

  • The course of history is complex and erratic.

  • holiday

  • I am going on holiday next week.

  • home

  • He lives at home with his parents.

    England was the home of the industrial revolution.

  • horse


  • hospital

  • He needs hospital care to recover from the suregery.

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

  • hotel

  • That hotel has a bad reputation.

    The hotel is in the town centre.

    He stayed so long in the hotel that his bill amounted to over 500 dollars.

    The hotel offered us a room with a double bed or two single beds.

  • hour

  • An hour has 60 minutes.

  • house

  • My house is on this street.

    Part of the house fell down.

    The house was in a poor state (condition).

    One of the rooms in his house is used as a study.

    The British House of Lords is unelected and some say undemocratic - but it works quite well most of the time.

  • hundred

  • One hundred metres is often written as 100m.


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