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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  • abbey


  • ability

  • She has the ability to pass the exam.

  • abolition

  • The abolition of restrictions encourages business expansion.

    He wanted the abolition of smoking.

  • abortion

  • She had an abortion at the hospital.

  • absence


  • abuse

  • Some politicians abuse their official positions.

  • ac

  • The houses have 230V AC electricity. (AC = alternating current.)

  • academy


  • accent


  • acceptance

  • The applicant received his letter of acceptance from the university.


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