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The 1000 Most Common Words in English: Number 10- that

that

1. I would like to buy that suit.
2. Did you know that he was here?
3. Well, that’s something you will have to ask her.

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The 1000 Most Common Words in English: Number 9- you

you

1. I will tell you tomorrow!
2. You and I should have a meal together sometime.
3. Have you remembered your running shoes?
4. I am going to help you with your homework.

Remember that in English we use “you” as a subject and an object.

Subject / Object
I / me
you / you
he / him
she / her
it / it
we / us
you / you
they / them

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The 1000 Most Common Words in English: Number 8- it

it

1. It‘s important to wear your seatbelt when you drive.
2. I gave it to the man over there.
3. She told me it was the last day of her employment.

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The 1000 Most Common Words in English: Number 7- is

is

1. What is your favourite season?
2. This is my new car!
3. The trouble with the summer here is it’s too hot.

The word “is” comes from the verb “to be”.

Let’s review this verb:

to be
I am
you are
he/she/it is
we are
you are
they are

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The 1000 Most Common Words in English: Number 6- in

in

1. I am in London at the moment.
2. Did you get to the station in time?
3. Take your umbrella just in case it rains.
4. One in ten people is left-handed.

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The 1000 Most Common Words in English: Number 5- a

a

1. Would you like a sandwich?
2. That’s a great photo!
3. A man came to see you.
4. I have a dog and two cats.

A” is not just the first letter of the alphabet, it’s also an incredibly common word.

Be careful not to confuse “a” and “the“. We use “a” for an indefinite noun, and “the” for a definite noun.
Example:
- There is a house on that hill.
- The Queen of England is called Elizabeth.

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The 1000 Most Common Words in English: Number 4- and

and

1. I am tired and hungry!
2. I went to school and then went to the supermarket.
3. Francis and Maria are coming to dinner.

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The 1000 Most Common Words in English: Number 3- to

to

1. It’s ten to three in the morning!
2. Are you going to Australia again?
3. I want to help you.
4. Be careful not to hurt yourself.

The word “to” is extremely common in English!¬†Don’t confuse “to” with “too”. This is a common mistake, even for native speakers of English.

Example:
It is too hot. (Correct)
It is to hot. (Wrong)

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The 1000 Most Common Words in English: Number 2- of

of

1. Two of the kids have gone home.
2. Of course you can borrow it!
3. The President of France will be there.

The word “of” is incredibly common when we speak English. Be careful not to confuse it with “off”.

For example:
- Please turn off the TV.
- One of your dogs is outside.

Also, don’t use “of” instead of “have“.

For example:
- I could’ve (could have) been there. (Correct)
NOT:
- I could of been there. (Wrong)

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The 1000 Most Common Words in English: Number 1- the

the

1. What time is the concert?
2. He’s the¬†fastest man in the world.
3. You’re not just eating the salad are you?

This is the most common word in the English language! We use it so much in everyday conversation and writing. You can’t really speak English without using the word “the“.

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