Most Common English Words by Letter

For each letter, give the three most common words beginning with that letter.
Based on data from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (wordfreqency.info).
All forms of a verb are counted as instances of that verb, and listed under its infinitive.
When a word can serve as multiple parts of speech, the most common is listed.
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Last updated: June 5, 2014
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init
Word
PoS
A
and
conj
a
det
at
prep
B
be
verb
but
conj
by
prep
C
can / could
verb
come
verb
child
noun
D
do
verb
day
noun
down
adv
E
even
adv
every
det
each
det
F
for
prep
from
prep
first
num
G
go
verb
get
verb
give
verb
init
Word
PoS
H
have
verb
he
pron
his
det
I
in
prep
I
pron
it
pron
J
just
adv
job
noun
join
verb
K
know
verb
keep
verb
kind
noun
L
like
prep
look
verb
life
noun
M
my
det
make
verb
more
adv
N
not / n't
neg
now
adv
new
adj
init
Word
PoS
O
of
prep
on
prep
or
conj
P
people
noun
put
verb
place
noun
Q
question
noun
quite
adv
quickly
adv
R
really
adv
right
adv
run
verb
S
say
verb
she
pron
so
adv
T
the
det
to
prep
that
conj
init
Word
PoS
U
up
adv
use
verb
us
pron
V
very
adv
voice
noun
view
noun
W
with
prep
we
pron
would / will
verb
X
x-ray
noun
Xavier
name
Xerox
noun
Y
you
pron
year
noun
your
det
Z
zone
noun
zero
num
zoo
noun
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Level 80
Jun 5, 2014
When did "every", "his", "my", and "your" become articles?
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Level 49
Jun 5, 2014
I used the classifications from the database. But you're right that that one is weird ... okay, I've changed "art" to "det". I'm also reclassifying "each" as a "det" instead of "dem", because that one was weird too.
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Level 62
Mar 13, 2015
Great quiz but it needs more time :)