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The Fifth 100 Most Commonly Used English Words

Fifth 100 Most Commonly Used English Words

(These most commonly used words are ranked by frequency. The first 25 make up about one-third of all printed material in English. The first \
100 make up about one-half of all written material, and the first 300 make up about sixty-five percent of all written material in English.)





The Fifth Hundred



  1. done
  2. English
  3. road
  4. halt
  5. ten
  6. fly
  7. gave
  8. box
  9. finally
  10. wait
  11. correct
  12. oh
  13. quickly
  14. person
  15. became
  16. shown
  17. minutes
  18. strong
  19. verb
  20. stars

  1. front
  2. feel
  3. fact
  4. inches
  5. street
  6. decided
  7. contain
  8. course
  9. surface
  10. produce
  11. building
  12. ocean
  13. class
  14. note
  15. nothing
  16. rest
  17. carefully
  18. scientists
  19. inside
  20. wheels

  1. stay
  2. green
  3. known
  4. island
  5. week
  6. less
  7. machine
  8. base
  9. ago
  10. stood
  11. plane
  12. system
  13. behind
  14. ran
  15. round
  16. boat
  17. game
  18. force
  19. brought
  20. understand

  1. warm
  2. common
  3. bring
  4. explain
  5. dry
  6. though
  7. language
  8. shape
  9. deep
  10. thousands
  11. yes
  12. clear
  13. equation
  14. yet
  15. government
  16. filled
  17. heat
  18. full
  19. hot
  20. check

  1. object
  2. am
  3. rule
  4. among
  5. noun
  6. power
  7. cannot
  8. able
  9. six
  10. size
  11. dark
  12. ball
  13. material
  14. special
  15. heavy
  16. fine
  17. pair
  18. circle
  19. include
  20. built

Taken From: The Reading Teachers Book of Lists, Third Edition; by Edward Bernard Fry, Ph.D, Jacqueline E. Kress, Ed.D & Dona Lee Founto\
ukidis, Ed.D.