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100 Most Common English Words

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"
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Last updated: September 8, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 16, 2013
Times taken976,154
Average score40.0%
Rating4.89
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Word
The
Be
To
Of
And
A
In
That
Have
I
It
For
Not
Word
On
With
He
As
You
Do
At
This
But
His
By
From
They
Word
We
Say
Her
She
Or
An
Will
My
One
All
Would
There
Their
Word
What
So
Up
Out
If
About
Who
Get
Which
Go
Me
When
Make
Word
Can
Like
Time
No
Just
Him
Know
Take
People
Into
Year
Your
Word
Good
Some
Could
Them
See
Other
Than
Then
Now
Look
Only
Come
Word
Its
Over
Think
Also
Back
After
Use
Two
How
Our
Work
First
Word
Well
Way
Even
New
Want
Because
Any
These
Give
Day
Most
Us
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Level 27
May 15, 2018
This was fun. At first I felt bad about getting only 50, but felt relieved when I saw the average score. Tough quiz, but interesting!
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Level 71
Jun 8, 2018
where is microwave
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Level 55
Aug 7, 2018
I can't believe that it doesn't accept, "pimpmobile".
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Level 18
Aug 20, 2018
No is
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Level 65
Dec 7, 2018
55, apparently that beats 86% ! I thought getting about half was not that good, bbut apparently it is not bad at all
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Level 44
Dec 18, 2018
85/100 beats 96% of people.
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Level 47
Dec 20, 2018
Why is "his" an individual answer, but not "hers"?
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Level 75
May 29, 2019
probably because 'hers' is not one of the 100 most commonly used english words, whereas 'his' is; the list does feature 'her' though
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Level 65
Jun 27, 2019
You can say his house, but not hers house. (You say it is his and it is hers though, so his has got a double function)
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Level 55
Dec 31, 2018
Can't believe I only got 59
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Level 50
Mar 13, 2019
After the quiz you just feel stupid
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Level 18
May 26, 2019
Nice quiz!
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Level 48
Jun 5, 2019
A great strategy is to look around the page for any words that seem probable if you can't think of any lol
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Level 73
Jun 21, 2019
That moment I tried to write 'soon' and instead got both 'so' and 'on'.
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Level 40
Jul 21, 2019
Nice quiz. :D I only got one person taking one of my quizzes yesterday :P
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Level 72
Jun 25, 2022
I just had a look, first ones I saw were on Hamilton lyrics and AJR lyrics (who they?). Could that be why? lol
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Level 23
Jul 29, 2019
73 word yaaay
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Level 47
Jul 30, 2019
The comments really helped. I looked for pronouns and possessive pronouns like I, me, my and she, her and you, your
+6
Level 63
Sep 17, 2019
This quiz should be renamed to: "In six minutes you will feel really dumb."
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Level 68
Oct 30, 2019
NO YES?
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Level 65
Dec 2, 2019
Maybe..
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Level 21
Nov 3, 2023
yes no...
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Level 36
Jan 13, 2020
53 could get more if i cheat but that's just not me
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Level 82
Feb 12, 2020
So I need to improve my score on this by 10 to get the word badge.
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Level 65
Feb 14, 2020
That is what brought me here aswell. And also need to get 10 more. But dont like to take it two times in a row. I would make it if I do it again right now. But for me personally that feels like cheating (not saying it is when others do it) I rather wait a couple of weeks before trying again. Though this is one of those quizzes where each time, you might miss a different 5 answers, so getting them all but never at the same time to get a perfect.
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Level 65
Mar 4, 2020
Got it, 4th time :) I think I need one other thing still for the badge
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Level 82
Feb 19, 2020
ack! 72 on this attempt... missed by 3.
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Level 82
Aug 11, 2020
same exact score this time. Only off by 3. :P
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Level 72
Jun 25, 2022
Same three or a different three?
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Level 43
Feb 20, 2020
As soon as the timer runs out, we all smack our heads saying, "How did I not think of that?"
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Level 18
Feb 21, 2020
I forgot 'and' *head hits wall*
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Level 86
Feb 22, 2020
I know they have no infinitive, but can/could and will/would are forms of the same verbs, aren't they?
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Level 82
Feb 22, 2020
Depends on how they are being used.
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Level 86
Feb 23, 2020
I guess the homonyms are separated.
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Level 86
Feb 23, 2020
Just a remark, I don't know if it's meant to work like that, but I just earned the words badge by taking the quiz untimed...
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Level 65
Mar 4, 2020
Personally I don't think untimed should earn badges, sort of takes away the purpose of badges.
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Level 33
Feb 24, 2020
My missed words included: Just Look Its Over. Think Back After Our First Day. Us.
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Level 65
Mar 4, 2020
Because people... those are the longest words, because... people.

Got the 75/100 I was after, there were 8 words I never tried in any of my attempts: with, make, know, just, into, well, new, use

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Level 60
Apr 9, 2020
why on earth is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious not on the list ?!?!?
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Level 75
May 10, 2020
I try this quiz every few months in an attempt to get the word badge, but I can never get past the 60s.
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Level 39
Jun 10, 2020
Oh gosh, I literally only got 45. I feel utterly stupid.🤦‍♀️😳
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Level 76
Jun 12, 2020
Fun fact! The second most used word is used half as much as the first, the third one third as much, etc. This is called Zipf’s law, and it applies to many things!
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Level 40
Jul 9, 2020
The description says that conjugations count as one word, and in practice suppletive conjugations like "am" and "is" are counted as just "be".

Then why isn't a suppletive conjugation like "us" counted together with "we"?

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Level 88
Sep 3, 2020
It took me 16 attempts over three years to finally get above 75 and earn the words badge, but today I've finally done it with 77 answers correct!
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Level 21
Sep 28, 2020
No is used more than yes :D
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Level 68
May 6, 2022
It is because you can say things like "I have no time for this." And "there is no other way". But Yes cannot be used in a sentence like that.
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Level 32
Nov 3, 2020
It's over. XD
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Level 51
Nov 5, 2020
Pretty hard but still got almost all of them :)
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Level 62
Nov 27, 2020
As a non-native speaker I got 60/100 and I almost feel like it is easier if English is not you mother tongue, because you will more likely think about the very common words that you would use.
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Level 28
Dec 21, 2020
That was hard I got 76 I did well didn’t I
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Level 59
Jan 15, 2021
I feel kinda proud to get 76 of them even though english is not my first language (I'm polish) and I'm only 13.
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Level 41
Feb 27, 2021
I got fifty-one answers correct!
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Level 45
Mar 8, 2021
I wasn't expecting antidisestablishmentarianism to be on here.
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Level 56
Mar 11, 2021
I beat 99% (I got 100)
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Level 32
Mar 12, 2021
60/100. Still a great quiz!
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Level 15
Mar 18, 2021
Wow. Great quiz.
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Level 49
Apr 29, 2021
pog i got 78 XD
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Level 52
May 11, 2021
'Got' as a type in for 'get'?
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Level 23
May 20, 2021
I am proud to say I deliberately scored 69 just for the heck of it.
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Level 24
May 26, 2021
Wow, I never noticed that there were than many common words in English, I was exactly average, beating 50.2% of people, and its crazy to think that you don't actually know that many of the words you probably use hundreds of times per day.
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Level 79
Jul 12, 2021
Why is this so much harder than it seems?? Wow, I am a native English speaker and could only conjure up 55 when put on the spot. I guess that shows how naturally and thoughtlessly your native language can come. When I actually had to think about individual words I blanked. I missed 50 words that I probably use effortlessly 10 times a day.
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Level 73
Aug 11, 2021
I don't know why this is so hard and I haaaaaate it
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Level 59
Aug 31, 2021
49 first try
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Level 28
Aug 31, 2021
Took me 10 tries but I finally got 75!
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Level 75
Oct 25, 2021
the box at the start says my best score is 65/100 but when i finish it says your high score is 75/100 in a separate box. what's going on? is it something to do with if i've taken it untimed? i'm aware it's not specific to this quiz but i don't know a space for any general Jetpunk comments
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Level 62
Dec 16, 2022
The one at the start is generated before you take the quiz (so shows the best score you’ve gotten previously); the one in the white box is discussing your current attempt, so could give a higher result.
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Level 49
Nov 3, 2021
I don't know how I got 'one' and 'two'.
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Level 52
Dec 21, 2021
It is good that most people who think could even want to work this out,

because any of these give us the most they can do.

so say what up when we make our new well also first come look at it if you know.

For now if i have the most time which he and her use all year

or just like go over there than with me on my way

but how would she take him back some other day.

Or not only get yours into their one from his as its after two

by about then will see them in.

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Level 28
Dec 25, 2021
im ashamed of myself for missing and
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Level 36
Jan 18, 2022
I'm surprised that "ok" is not in the list.
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Level 39
Feb 25, 2022
53 not bad for a 14 year old that lives in non english speaking country but now they all seem so obvious when i see what i missed... LOL
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Level 34
Mar 15, 2022
Got 98 on second try, lol, I have no time to do the other 2
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Level 48
Mar 29, 2022
I got 59, not too bad as English is not my first language
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Level 67
Apr 3, 2022
Surprising to see the word "its" here. I think people say the contraction "IT'S" far more often than the possessive pronoun.
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Level 36
Apr 22, 2022
got all of them with 3:09 left
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Level 28
May 7, 2022
NAILED IT,100/100 1:42 seconds left.
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Level 24
May 13, 2022
WOW I got'em all still 31 seconds left
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Level 79
May 29, 2022
Reading the comments certainly helps. Every answer does appear in them.
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Level 41
Jun 11, 2022
A good strategy for this is to make up sentences in your head, and type words from your sentences that seem like they would fit on this list.
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Level 28
Jun 12, 2022
Crazy how poorly I did on my first try - 44 words and half of them auto-filled when I was typing an incorrect word!
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Level 16
Jun 13, 2022
100% 4:21
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Level 54
Jun 29, 2022
My trick was to sing along to songs I knew off by heart and fill in the words from there
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Level 25
Aug 6, 2022
It took me three minutes. This was nothing compared to the giant squid quiz.https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1425565/name-the-giant-squid
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Level 63
Aug 30, 2022
why dont could and would count for can and will? these are the same verbs just conjugated.
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Level 54
Sep 8, 2022
'got' is past tense of 'get', so it should work yet doesn't
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Level ∞
Sep 8, 2022
Got will work now
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Level 47
Oct 8, 2022
51/100 not bad better than 78% good for a greek
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Level 88
Oct 16, 2022
Yikes. This is my go to quickie test. I've taken it 57 times in 4 years.
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Level 56
Oct 27, 2022
Today was the 1st time I started on this quiz...100% with 2:06 left. Just make sentences out of the words, e.g. First, when will she be there. Would you make most of it even with them? Tricky part is when you catch your typing for words like 'it' which is first 'I' then 'it'....I'm refining my sentences and word order to get through the little words first
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Level 56
Oct 27, 2022
AND THEN I SAW TELEPORT'S AWESOME RAP....SWEET
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Level 66
Dec 16, 2022
Which is the most common five letter word found in English Wikipedia articles. I had code running for days parsing the contents of English Wikipedia and got a ranking for 5 letter words. 'Which' was by far the most common word, which makes sense for an encyclopedia.
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Level 31
Feb 16, 2023
I feel like such an idiot
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Level 40
Mar 8, 2023
Even though I'm a native English speaker, I got 99! So close!
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Level 44
Apr 14, 2023
i got 74, you need 75 for the word badge AARGH!!!
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Level 41
May 1, 2023
oh damn unlucky
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Level 41
May 1, 2023
Aint no way 'is' isn't on the list.
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Level 39
Jun 4, 2023
62/100

Not bad for a french

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Level 43
Oct 7, 2023
So, just what do you think after your first day? Only by now, from my time there, I know these people who have our back. As other than us, most of them like his new work. Because we- they can see its use, the good it would make. Also some, one or two, want her to go on into that well for him, any which way. If, say, she could get in, be their will, take over, and come up with an out... When? This year, even. But then how about he give me a look? no, not at all.

Altered version arranging short words before longer ones:

So, just what do you think a after your first day? On only by no now, from my time the there, I know these people who have our back. As other than us, most of them like his new work. Be because we- they can see it its use, go good would make. Also some, one or two, want he her to in into that well for him, an any which way. If, say, she could get, their will, take over, and come up with out... When? This year, even. But then how about give me look? Not at all.

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Level 43
Oct 17, 2023
having trouble to type and.
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Level 58
Feb 4, 2024
surprisingly difficult. I just think up sentences with simple words and type them out