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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  • model

  • The model aircraft is operated by radio control.

    He tries to be a role model and set a good example to all the young people.

  • moment

  • Wait a moment! This is not the right moment to go away. At moments like this, we need to be careful.

  • money

  • The Health Authority gives money to the hospitals.

    Do you have any money to hand?

    I have no money so I cannot buy a new car.

    Money laundering is used to transfer money from drugs, smuggling and other crimes into legitimate business accounts.

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

    OXFAM and other charities launched an appeal to raise money for poor people.

    At the end of the meeting, there was a collection to raise money for the project.

  • month

  • February is the only calendar month with 28 days.

  • morning

  • In the morning I go to school, in the afternoon I play sport and in the evening I read books.

  • mother

  • The mother fed her children.

    The mother ship was escorted into harbour.

    Her choice of clothes surprised her mother. Her mother wanted her to choose different clothes.

    My mother and father have two children: a daughter and a son.

  • mouth


  • movement

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

    The unnecessary movement of vehicles every day is a major cause of pollution.

    The Expressionist movement was an important stage in the development of modern art.

  • Mr


  • Mrs



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