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500 Most Common English Words

171,476 words (As of November, 2020) are used in the English language. Can you name the 500 most common?
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of
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in
is
it
you
that
he
was
for
on
are
with
as
I
his
they
be
at
one
have
this
from
or
had
by
hot
but
some
what
there
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can
out
other
were
all
your
when
up
use
word
how
said
an
each
she
which
do
their
time
if
will
way
about
many
then
them
would
write
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like
so
these
her
long
make
thing
see
him
two
has
took
more
day
could
go
come
did
my
sound
no
most
number
who
over
know
water
than
call
first
people
may
down
side
been
now
find
any
new
work
part
take
get
place
made
live
where
after
back
little
only
round
man
year
came
show
every
good
me
give
our
under
name
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very
through
just
form
much
great
think
say
help
low
line
before
turn
cause
same
mean
differ
move
right
boy
old
too
does
tell
sentence
set
three
want
air
well
also
play
small
end
put
home
read
hand
port
large
spell
add
even
land
here
must
big
high
such
follow
act
why
ask
men
change
went
light
kind
off
need
house
picture
try
Word
us
again
animal
point
mother
world
near
build
self
earth
father
head
stand
own
page
should
country
found
answer
school
grow
study
still
learn
plant
cover
food
sun
four
thought
let
keep
eye
never
last
door
between
city
tree
cross
since
hard
start
might
story
saw
far
sea
draw
left
late
run
don't
while
press
close
night
real
life
few
stop
open
seem
Word
together
next
white
children
begin
got
walk
example
ease
paper
often
always
music
those
both
mark
book
letter
until
mile
river
car
feet
care
second
group
carry
took
rain
eat
room
friend
began
idea
fish
mountain
north
once
base
hear
horse
cut
sure
watch
color
face
wood
main
enough
plain
girl
usual
young
ready
above
ever
red
list
though
feel
talk
bird
Word
soon
body
dog
family
direct
pose
leave
song
measure
state
product
black
short
numeral
class
wind
question
happen
complete
ship
area
half
rock
order
fire
south
problem
piece
told
knew
pass
farm
top
whole
king
size
heard
best
hour
better
true
during
hundred
am
remember
step
early
hold
west
ground
interest
reach
fast
five
sing
listen
six
table
travel
less
morning
ten
Word
simple
several
vowel
toward
war
lay
against
pattern
slow
center
love
person
money
serve
appear
road
map
science
rule
govern
pull
cold
notice
voice
fall
power
town
fine
certain
fly
unit
lead
cry
dark
machine
note
wait
plan
figure
star
box
noun
field
rest
correct
able
pound
done
beauty
drive
stood
contain
front
teach
week
final
gave
green
oh
quick
develop
sleep
Word
warm
free
minute
strong
special
mind
behind
clear
tail
produce
fact
street
inch
lot
nothing
course
stay
wheel
full
force
blue
object
decide
surface
deep
moon
island
foot
yet
busy
test
record
boat
common
gold
possible
plane
age
dry
wonder
laugh
thousand
ago
ran
check
game
shape
yes
hot
miss
brought
heat
snow
bed
bring
sit
perhaps
fill
east
weight
language
among
+4
Level 56
Jan 7, 2020
Fun quiz. Please add more time.
+1
Level 22
Jan 12, 2021
Can you allow english spelling for colour and centre please?
+2
Level 37
Aug 5, 2021
Good quiz needs more time though
+1
Level 87
Jan 2, 2023
"Not" isn't among the top 500? I just used it too.
+1
Level 62
Jan 10, 2023
The list seems rather incomplete. E.g. "away" and "become" are not included. I don't think they are less frequent than, say, "numeral" or "machine"...

"Took" is in the list twice.