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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  • boy

  • The boy and his sister played together in the garden.

    The boy stood on the burning deck, complaining of the heat. So he stood on his hands and tried to cool his feet.

    They have two children - a boy and a girl.

  • brother

  • He gave his brother and two sisters presents when he returned from vacation.

  • budget

  • Our budget is too small to allow luxury expenditure.

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

  • building


  • business

  • The abolition of restrictions encourages business expansion.

    What business is it of yours?

    There was a conflict of interest between his business investments and his job as minister.

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

    She has a good reputation as a business leader.

    His business affairs are kept separate from his political position.

    The business students argued about the difference in meaning between

    Her university degree is in Business Administration.

  • call

  • He received the phone call after midnight and his sleep was disturbed.

    There was a call for the minister

    He calls it an alternative lifestyle; I call it lazy!

  • campaign

  • The advertizing campaign was very successful and sales increased by 15%.

  • capital

  • London is the capital city of England.

    The firm needed to raise more capital to finance new investment in export markets.

  • car

  • He was injured in a car accident.

    My car has broken down so I will have to go by bus.

    New car drivers must learn to operate the controls with skill.

    The car repair job took 3 days.

    The road was wide enough for the car to overtake.

    You can use my car to drive to town.

    If you approach the airport from the south, you will see a large car park.

    The car factory has installed a new assembly line.

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

  • card

  • He always carried his credit card in case of emergency.


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