Common words in English.

July 27, 2022 6:22 PM
There are many common words in English that are used in everyday conversation. These words are called “function words” because they perform a grammatical function in a sentence.‍
Definition : 

Common words in English are words that are used frequently in everyday speech. These words are usually short, simple, and easy to remember. They are also essential to communication and contribute to the flow of conversation.

Types of Function Words(Common Words):

Some common function words are:

  1. Prepositions: in, on, at, by, for, with
  2. Pronouns: I, you, he, she, it, they
  3. Conjunctions: and, but, or, so
  4. Articles: a, an, the
  5. Auxiliary verbs: am, are, is, was, were, have, had are essential for making a sentence sound natural.

Examples : 

Here are some examples of common words in English and how to use them:


Prepositions are words that show the relationship between two objects in a sentence. 

For example:

  • The cat is under the table.


Pronouns are words that substitute for nouns. 

For example:

  • I am going to the store.
  • You should come with me.


Conjunctions are words that join 2 clauses togethers. 

For example:

  • I’m studying English so that I can get a job.


Articles are words that come before nouns. There are 2 varieties of articles in English: indefinite (a, an) and definite (The). 

For example:

  • I saw a cat. (indefinite)
  • I saw the cat. (definite)

Auxiliary verbs:

Auxiliary verbs are verbs that advise the main VERB in a sentence. For example:

  • I am studying English.
  • You should come with me.

Common word use in daily life : 

There are many common words in English that are used in everyday conversation. 

Here is a list of some of the most common words in English, along with examples, definitions, and tips on how to use them.

  1. a: one, any

Example: I need a pen.

definition: a ( indefinite article ) : used before a noun when there is no specific one that is referred to

SpeakoClub Tip: Use "a" before a word that begins with a consonant sound.

  1. about: concerning, on the topic of

Example: I'm about to finish my project.

definition: almost, nearly

SpeakoClub  Tip: Use "about" to mean "almost" or "nearly."

  1. above: higher than

Example: The clouds are above us.

definition: before, in front of

SpeakoClub  Tip: Use "above" to describe something that is higher than something else.

  1. absent: not present

Example: He was absent from class today.

definition: not there

SpeakoClub Tip: Use "absent" to describe someone who is not there.

Some common words list : 

  1. the
  2. be
  3. to
  4. of
  5. and
  6. a
  7. in
  8. that
  9. have
  10. I
  11. it
  12. for
  13. Not
  14. on
  15. with
  16. he
  17. as
  18. you
  19. do
  20. at
  21. this
  22. but
  23. his
  24. by
  25. from
  26. they
  27. we
  28. say
  29. her
  30. she
  31. or
  32. an
  33. will
  34. my
  35. one
  36. all
  37. would
  38. there
  39. their
  40. what
  41. so
  42. up
  43. out
  44. if
  45. about
  46. who
  47. get
  48. which
  49. go
  50. me
  51. when
  52. make
  53. can
  54. like
  55. time
  56. no
  57. just
  58. him
  59. know
  60. take
  61. person
  62. into
  63. year
  64. your
  65. good
  66. some
  67. could
  68. them
  69. see
  70. other
  71. than
  72. then
  73. now
  74. look
  75. only
  76. Come

Conclusion :

Common words in English are words that are used frequently in everyday speech.