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100 Most Common English Words Quiz

Guess the most common words in the English Language, according to Oxford Online.
  • For the purposes of this quiz, conjugations count as the same word
  • For example, swam, swum and swimming would all count as "swim"
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Nov 08, 2014
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+3
level 17
Oct 18, 2014
Am I the only one who read everything on the page for words to use? xD
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+3
level 27
Feb 25, 2017
no
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level 38
Oct 25, 2017
I used my TV guide and found quite a few words in there from the details for various programmes.
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level 35
Oct 25, 2017
I went through poems.
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level 26
Nov 24, 2017
I frantically searched through song lyrics in my mind, lol
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level 20
Oct 28, 2014
55/100 :) :P
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level 7
Nov 7, 2014
it was fun
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level 23
Nov 10, 2014
The answers are all on wikipedia in order
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level 20
Nov 18, 2014
That's what I did but didn't thai k of it in time...65/100 though!
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level 64
Nov 30, 2014
What is the point of doing a quiz if you have to cheat?....... am I missing something?
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level 20
Nov 8, 2017
I sometimes wonder how many people cheat
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level 43
Nov 30, 2014
there's no YES on the list? weird
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level 22
Oct 12, 2017
And "ok"
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level 15
Dec 23, 2014
I got a better score in the Most Common French Words quiz.... and I'm English! Can't believe 'sorry', 'please' and 'I'll put the kettle on' aren't on this list. :-(
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level 43
Dec 28, 2014
Exactly 50%. This is a hard one. I like it.
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level 23
Jan 8, 2015
100/100 3:07 left, no cheating, it's just I have my own quizzes like this.
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level 60
Feb 16, 2015
When I typed "is" it gave me "be".
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level 74
Feb 16, 2015
Dang crazy English language...am, is, are, was, were....all from the verb "to be."
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level 32
Sep 2, 2017
It did the same for me.
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level 14
Feb 16, 2015
I answered yes and it didn't accept it. Please add yes.
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level 28
Nov 13, 2017
Why would "yes" be added? This isn't something that the quiz maker just whipped up randomly, this is based off the most commonly used words. If yes isn't on this quiz, it shouldn't be.
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level 34
Feb 16, 2015
listening to music while doing this quiz helps.
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level 29
Feb 16, 2015
Most of these words are prepositions. If you did the preposition song in school, reciting it would get about 50%
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level 23
Feb 19, 2015
Only scored 63, but at least I got use. How did only 7% get use?
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level 23
Feb 19, 2015
One time though, I got 100% with, I can't remember, but I think it was a little over 3:00 left.
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level 23
Feb 20, 2015
I wonder how come 'no' is on the list but'yes' is not. Strange
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level 39
Feb 9, 2016
"No" has more uses, such as "I have no beans no matter what" or "No roads lead to Kiribati"
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level 18
Feb 21, 2015
finally I got it all with 1.53 mts to spare
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level 24
Apr 7, 2015
all 100 with 47s left
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level 28
Jul 16, 2015
Just wondering if Cininoregon knows the meaning of the word condescension. Probably not.
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level 42
Jul 19, 2015
can and could should count as the same word?
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level 64
Sep 23, 2017
Unfortunately for you words that are spelt differently are counted as different words, it's a cruel world I know.
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level 21
Jul 28, 2015
hah, took me a while to get 'a' and 'an'.
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level 26
Oct 6, 2017
how about 'and' because I never got it. ;-;
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level 67
Sep 22, 2015
I've taken this quiz several times and have got all of the words at least once, but never at the same time.
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level 56
Oct 12, 2015
Some inconsistency, when you say that "Swim,swam and swum" would count as the same word, and then "can" and "could" count as two separate, as with "this" and "these" one being the plural of the other.
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level 61
Oct 14, 2015
Did anyone else get a large portion of them by reciting the opening paragraph of "Harry Potter" to themselves? lol...
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level 71
Dec 6, 2015
I recited one of the Shakespeare speeches I know by heart. Got me quite a lot actually. "Lest" and "thy", sadly, no longer appear too much in the lexicon, though.
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level 64
Sep 23, 2017
I recited Richard III opening........ "Now is the winter of our discontent etc.............
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level 45
Oct 18, 2015
Took me about 40 attempts but finally nailed 100 from memory alone. Whoo!
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level 2
Nov 19, 2015
got 100 yes
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level 58
Nov 28, 2015
You gave 14 answers away in the instructions and title. SAT replacement vocabulary may benefit you!
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level 29
Dec 1, 2015
I missed 19.
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level 11
Dec 3, 2015
I got 88
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level 16
Dec 11, 2015
I got 46/100. The advertisements helped me get a better score!
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level 8
Jan 30, 2016
52/100. I'm brazilian though, English native speakers should 100/100
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level 10
Feb 12, 2016
I got a 57!!!! Not bad, but I could have done better! What I did was I spoke to myself and used some of the words that I said!! Lol! Nice quiz!
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level 62
Mar 17, 2016
I was about to click "give up", but then I realized that "give" and "up" were probably both answers. Also I got at least 10 answers from the quiz description.
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level 12
Mar 17, 2016
51 Not too bad i guess
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level 30
Mar 29, 2016
only 97 percent know a now thats disappoinrting
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level 34
Apr 24, 2016
Sad to see that "love" was not in the top 100.
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level 18
Apr 28, 2016
I got 50... not awful.... but still - I use all of these words at least once a day! :0 I have no idea how I forgot so many of these... especially 'And'. :/
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level 52
Jul 3, 2016
isn't 'could' a form of 'can'?
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level 64
Sep 23, 2017
The baked beans came in a tin-could........... no that's not right!
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level 32
Aug 4, 2016
I wonder why 'no' is in this list and 'yes' isn't...
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level 59
Sep 6, 2016
34. Where's the nearest cliff :-(
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level 11
Sep 9, 2016
I think there should be a little more time for this one.
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level 47
Sep 14, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_common_words_in_English
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level 48
Sep 19, 2016
i just started to put in the lyrics from the fresh prince and got many of them :D
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level 25
Oct 1, 2016
red why
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level 14
Oct 11, 2016
Just read the nearest thing to you, like I did, then you will get some words.
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level 2
Nov 8, 2016
i got 100/100 yay
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level 13
Dec 7, 2016
why is why not on this quiz? I say it probably 300 times a day
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level 29
Dec 19, 2016
For some interesting facts about this list visit vsauce on YouTube and watch his video on the Zipf mystery.
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level 44
Mar 10, 2017
I was honestly just about to say the same thing. Looks like you beat me to it by a few months. ;) Though, just to add some flair, here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCn8zs912OE
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level 28
Feb 6, 2017
I spent the first half of the quiz getting about twenty and then realized I was listening to music... *Facepalm
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level 41
Feb 17, 2017
Um?
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level 37
Feb 21, 2017
Nowadays, you know what should have made this list? Trump. I swear that's all people talk about.
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level 54
Apr 7, 2017
Maybe they do, but they refer to him as You-Know-Who... and those three words are already on the list.
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+3
level 33
Feb 24, 2017
Cheating in this quiz just means scrolling down to the comments and typing the shortest words you see
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level 47
Mar 3, 2017
got 69
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level 49
Mar 3, 2017
I feel like an idiot when the time runs out.
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level 8
Mar 10, 2017
My hands urt
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level 56
Apr 6, 2017
What does it say about our society that "no" is on here, but "yes" is not.
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level 53
Apr 16, 2017
It says that 'no' has a much broader grammatical function than 'yes': There is 'no' milk in the fridge 'No' dogs allowed I am 'no' fool etc.
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level 35
Sep 2, 2017
However, good is here but not bad; up is here but not down
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level 47
Apr 6, 2017
was even fun to have
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level 41
Apr 6, 2017
53/100
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level 41
Apr 6, 2017
My aim was to get at least half
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level 56
Apr 12, 2017
Love this quiz. Still trying to get 100%, but there's always a word that slips out... then, than, that...you get the drift.
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level 45
Apr 15, 2017
Just a notice: "Did" isn't accepted for "Do". Since it's the same verb but past tense it should be accepted.
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level 7
Apr 27, 2017
31
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level 35
Apr 29, 2017
73/100
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level 9
May 20, 2017
Clue: A lot of the words are from the song Hello, by adele XD
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level 2
Jun 12, 2017
wow really help full i got quite a lot
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level 33
Jun 8, 2017
44/100
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level 5
Jun 9, 2017
i got 74/100
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level 2
Jun 12, 2017
just read the page and look for common words
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level 2
Jun 12, 2017
nice quiz btw
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level 27
Jun 12, 2017
"To be, or not to be" is all words on this list. Funny because I always think of Shakespeare as using the most uncommon words possible...
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level 27
Jun 12, 2017
It's amusing to me that "no" made the list and "yes" did not. English is apparently a negative language. Also "over" and "think" are right next to each other, which I was totally doing :)
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level 21
Jun 26, 2017
Ok...i thought i did a horrible job, only 48/100! And i still got 3/5 points!Wow.
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level 24
Jul 20, 2017
I got 70
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level 28
Jul 20, 2017
I love that want appears and need doesn't. And take comes before think, work, and give isn't on at all.
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level 53
Jul 30, 2017
Anyone else forget "and"?
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level 16
Aug 7, 2017
100/100 with 56 sec left :/
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level 39
Aug 18, 2017
It's funny how 'no' is on there but 'yes' isn't. Also, 'over' and 'think' are next to each other.
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level 35
Aug 23, 2017
Amazing quiz and a challenging time amount. Sometimes it's nice to have a quiz with a time amount that makes it really hard to ace the first or even the second time for most people. I kept thinking of more and more words and yet I didn't get them all. How fun. Makes you realize just how many words we use every day that are not the nouns and verbs we usually focus on when it comes to vocabulary.
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level 13
Aug 29, 2017
sooo.. are we not going to discuss the fact that 3% did not even press the letter "A" ?
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level 42
Sep 6, 2017
It would be nice if it was arranged in columns like "verbs" etc.
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level 53
Sep 6, 2017
I Think the "F-word" is spoken out alot more than average of these words
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level 71
Sep 21, 2017
it depends on what they are using for the corpus. If it were taken from transcriptions of conversations in fraternities and pubs, yeah probably. If it's academic texts or magazine articles, probably not.
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level 26
Oct 6, 2017
Did anyone else just start talking to themselves and trying every word they said?
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level 49
Oct 11, 2017
Now write a story using each of them only once.
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level 25
Nov 12, 2017
Got 49. Happy I got the whole first column. Mad about the obvious ones I missed. I went through pronouns and forgot we and you!
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