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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  • object


  • office

  • I work in an office building.

    The office of President is extremely powerful.

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

    They applied to the local council for planning approval to build a new office block.

  • officer

  • The Data Protection Officer refused to allow disclosure of private information.

  • oil


  • one

  • You travel light; you have only one case and I have several bags.

    Earth is one of the planets of the solar system.

  • operation

  • She is revcovering from an operation in hospital.

    The operation of this laboratory equipment is quite difficult.

  • opinion


  • opportunity


  • opposition


  • option



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