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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  • music


  • name

  • My name is Peter.

    What's the name of your hotel?

    Can you name the 27 countries of the European Union?

    I wrote his name and address in my notebook.

  • nature

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

  • need

  • A friend in need is a friend indeed.

    I need a new part for my car.

    The old woman was in need of care due to her illness.

    On the basis of 5 litres per person, he calculated the group would need 50 litres of water per day.

    We need to budget for further expansion and increased advetising expenditure.

    Students need careful advice about making wise career choices.

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

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

    I need to insure my car against fire, theft and collision damage risks.

  • news

  • If a dog bites a man, that is not news but if a man bites a dog, the newspapers will be interested.

  • night

  • I have to work the night shift on alternate weeks.

  • no

  • It was no accident that they left the party at the same time.

    The government has no control over the weather.

    He has no idea about cooking.

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

    What use are tea leaves if you have no hot water?

    I asked at the theatre box office but they said that no seats were available.

    He wanted a career in politics but he had no charisma to win votes.

    I had no alternative; I had to walk 20km to get home.

  • north

  • The division of Korea into north and south many years ago still has serious consequences today.

  • note


  • number

  • This number is greater than ten.


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