Top 10 Commonly Used English Words

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6. A/An:

A was used as much as the. It is needed everywhere in a sentence before a noun. Usually it is used as reference to something in general or not familiar to a specific person. However, it is not as often used as the word ‘the’.

 

7. Was:

This word is used in both written and oral languages. People use the word to reflect on past experiences, especially in newspapers and monologues.

 

8. In:

This word is alternatively used with on to describe where things or people are. It was used frequently in monologues to stipulate the position things/people occupied.

 

9. Is:

This word was used not as frequently as the other 8. It is used alternatively with ‘be’ and is to discuss people’s actions in the present term. Between the two (be/is) ‘is’ was used more in their excerpts as it was more flexible.

 

10. I:

This word, everyone uses just about every time they try say or write a sentence. Most essays do not allow writers to utilize first person unless they can back up their thoughts. It is on the bottom of the list because it is common in verbal communications but not in written.

 

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