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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  • institution

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  • interest

  • He paid 12% interest on his loan.

    Did he show any interest in her painting?

    There was a conflict of interest between his business investments and his job as minister.

    He earned 8% interest on the money in his savings account.

  • investment

  • The firm needed to raise more capital to finance new investment in export markets.

  • Island

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  • issue

  • Government issue clothing for soldiers is usually very strong and hardwearing.

  • item

  • The meeting discussed every item on the agenda.

  • job

  • Have you posted your job application?

    He has three years job experience in this industry.

    There was a conflict of interest between his business investments and his job as minister.

    It's quite a job to climb that steep hill.

    My job is well-paid and I I hope for another salary increase soon.

    The car repair job took 3 days.

  • kind

  • What kind of fruit is this?

    She is very kind and generous to everyone.

  • king

  • The court of King Rascali was corrupt.

    He played the part of King Lear in the play.

  • knowledge

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