Think of all the words we speak and texts we send in a day. Do you ever wonder what your most commonly used words are? In a world of blogs, articles, Netflix marathons, text messages, and DMs, you may or may not be surprised by the 100 most commonly spoken words in English.
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Top 100 Words in English
Word Frequency published the Corpus of Contemporary American English's list of the top 5,000 words in American English. Let's trim that down and explore their findings for the top 100:
Normal English Speaking
British, American and Australian English
World English went ahead and ranked the top 500 words in British, English, and Australian English by referencing contemporary newspapers, magazines, books, tv, radio and conversations. Here are the words that landed in the top ten:
You'll notice 'the' landed in the number one spot on both lists. However, there are three major differences in the international list. 'Be,' 'have,' and 'I' made it into the international top 10, but not the American list.
Past tense endings in english. Voiceless (also called soft or unvoiced) consonants refer to sounds that don’t make your vocal cords vibrate. If you put your hand to your throat when you pronounce these sounds, you won’t feel a vibration. These sounds are all soft like a whisper. Voiceless consonants in English include: /f/, /k/, /p/, /s/, /ʃ/ (also written as /sh/, as in the first sound in “shirt”), /tʃ/ (also written as /ch/, as in the first sound in “cheese”), a.
While you may use these words on a daily basis, there are also many words you may not use quite so frequently. For example, the words 'correct,' 'develop,' 'produce,' and 'fact' all made the list as well.
What Are Your Favorite Words?
What's your most commonly spoken word? If you had to guess, how many times do you think you use the word 'the' in a day? Let's break things down a little more. How about a list of common adjective words?
As you continue to craft careful prose and meaningful excerpts, remember to use common, relatable words while avoiding overused cliches.
You want to improve your English speaking but don’t know where to start? You know a lot of English words but have a hard time making sentences in English?
You know why?
The reason is you don’t learn common English phrases and sentence patterns, do you? These phrases and patterns are said as basic units for you to make much more correct sentences in English.
Below are 100 common English phrases and sentence patterns that are much used in daily life. Each common English phrase includes real audios and scripts which help you learn sentence structures better, and make sentences in English much more easily.
If you master just one common English phrase or sentence pattern, you can make hundreds of correct sentences. This is the easiest way to make sentences in English.
Take time to learn all of the following lessons and you will improve your spoken English very quickly. And remember that deep learning is the key to English fluency. You should learn each lesson deeply before moving to the next one (5 lessons/day is recommended.)
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