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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  • care

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

    The children played happily without a care in the world.

    He needs hospital care to recover from the suregery.

  • career

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

    Students need careful advice about making wise career choices.

  • case

  • I'll wait for you in case you are late.

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

    He always carried his credit card in case of emergency.

  • cause

  • No amount of pressure will cause me to agree to your proposal.

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

  • cell

  • The prisoner was kept in his cell for 23 hours a day.

  • centre

  • The sun is the centre of our universe.

  • century

  • The nineteenth century was a very turbulent period in British history.

    Robertson scored his first century in yesterday

  • chair

  • A chair usually has four legs but a stool has only three.

  • chairman

  • The chairman called the meeting to order so that they could begin formal discussions.

  • chance

  • When you fly there is a chance that the airline will lose your bags at the airport.

    Football is a game of skill but there is still an element of chance that produces surprise results.


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