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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  • labour

  • The Labour Party candidate was successful in the election.

    The labour union leaders and the company management reached a pay deal and averted a strike.

  • lady


  • land

  • I bought some land so that I can build a new house.

  • language

  • Human communication is affected by body language and tone of voice as well as the actual words spoken.

  • law

  • The new law was passed in parliament and enforced by the courts.

    The law of nature says that all living things must eventually die.

  • leader


  • leg

  • He fell off the scaffolding and broke his leg when landed on the hard ground.

  • letter

  • The applicant received his letter of acceptance from the university.

    I wrote the letter and then put it in the post today so you should receive it by tomorrow.

  • level

  • The builder used a spirit-level to check whether the wall was level and true.

  • library



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