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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  • life

  • My aim in life is to work hard and to play hard.

  • light


  • line

  • The line of shoppers grew longer and longer.

  • list


  • look

  • It is our policy to look after all our customers.

  • lord

  • He became lord of the manor when his father died.

  • loss


  • lot

  • There is a lot of crime in this area.

    A lot of people were at the market.

    After the terrorist attack, there was a lot of police activity at the airport.

    She works in administration and has to do a lot of paperwork.

    You will need a lot of force to break down that security door.

  • love

  • They kept their love affair secret so that the newspapers would not publish embarassing stories.

  • machine



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