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Back to basics

Here is a list of 850 words that was devised by two Oxford Professors way back in 1925.

This list is an excellent starting point for building up a vocabulary which allows you to converse fluently in English.

Basic verbs, prepositions, articles, pronouns, etc.

1. come

2. get

3. give

4. go

5. keep

6. let

7. make

8. put

9. seem

10. take

11. be

12. do

13. have

14. say

15. see

16. send

17. may

18. will

19. about

20. across

21. after

22. against

23. among

24. at

25. before

26. between

27. by

28. down

29. from

30. in

31. off

32. on

33. over

34. through

35. to

36. under

37. up

38. with

39. as

40. for

41. of

42. till

43. than

44. a

45. the

46. all

47. any

48. every

49. no

50. other

51. some

52. such

53. that

54. this

55. I

56. he

57. you

58. who

59. and

60. because

61. but

62. or

63. if

64. though

65. while

66. how

67. when

68. where

69. why

70. again

71. ever

72. far

73. forward

74. here

75. near

76. now

77. out

78. still

79. then

80. there

81. together

82. well

83. almost

84. enough

85. even

86. little

87. much

88. not

89. only

90. quite

91. so

92. very

93. tomorrow

94. yesterday

95. north

96. south

97. east

98. west

99. please

100. yes

General nouns 1-200

1. account

2. act

3. addition

4. adjustment

5. advertisement

6. agreement

7. air

8. amount

9. amusement

10. animal

11. answer

12. apparatus

13. approval

14. argument

15. art

16. attack

17. attempt

18. attention

19. attraction

20. authority

21. back

22. balance

23. base

24. behaviour

25. belief

26. birth

27. bit

28. bite

29. blood

30. blow

31. body

32. brass

33. bread

34. breath

35. brother

36. building

37. burn

38. burst

39. business

40. butter

41. canvas

42. care

43. cause

44. chalk

45. chance

46. change

47. cloth

48. coal

49. colour

50. comfort

51. committee

52. company

53. comparison

54. competition

55. condition

56. connection

57. control

58. cook

59. copper

60. copy

61. cork

62. copy

63. cough

64. country

65. cover

66. crack

67. credit

68. crime

69. crush

70. cry

71. current

72. curve

73. damage

74. danger

75. daughter

76. day

77. death

78. debt

79. decision

80. degree

81. design

82. desire

83. destruction

84. detail

85. development

86. digestion

87. direction

88. discovery

89. discussion

90. disease

91. disgust

92. distance

93. distribution

94. division

95. doubt

96. drink

97. driving

98. dust

99. earth

100. edge

101. education

102. effect

103. end

104. error

105. event

106. example

107. exchange

108. existence

109. expansion

110. experience

111. expert

112. fact

113. fall

114. family

115. father

116. fear

117. feeling

118. fiction

119. field

120. fight

121. fire

122. flame

123. flight

124. flower

125. fold

126. food

127. force

128. form

129. friend

130. front

131. fruit

132. glass

133. gold

134. government

135. grain

136. grass

137. grip

138. group

139. growth

140. guide

141. harbour

142. harmony

143. hate

144. hearing

145. heat

146. help

147. history

148. hole

149. hope

150. hour

151. humour

152. ice

153. idea

154. impulse

155. increase

156. industry

157. ink

158. insect

159. instrument

160. insurance

161. interest

162. invention

163. iron

164. jelly

165. join

166. journey

167. judge

168. jump

169. kick

170. kiss

171. knowledge

172. land

173. language

174. laugh

175. low

176. lead

177. learning

178. leather

179. letter

180. level

181. lift

182. light

183. limit

184. linen

185. liquid

186. list

187. look

188. loss

189. love

190. machine

191. man

192. manager

193. mark

194. market

195. mass

196. meal

197. measure

198. meat

199. meeting

200. memory

General nouns 201 – 400

201. metal

202. middle

203. milk

204. mind

205. mine

206. minute

207. mist

208. money

209. month

210. morning

211. mother

212. motion

213. mountain

214. move

215. music

216. name

217. nation

218. need

219. news

220. night

221. noise

222. note

223. number

224. observation

225. offer

226. oil

227. operation

228. opinion

229. order

230. organization

231. ornament

232. owner

233. page

234. pain

235. paint

236. paper

237. part

238. paste

239. payment

240. peace

241. person

242. place

243. plant

244. play

245. pleasure

246. point

247. poison

248. polish

249. porter

250. position

251. powder

252. power

253. price

254. print

255. process

256. produce

257. profit

258. property

259. prose

260. protest

261. pull

262. punishment

263. purpose

264. push

265. quality

266. question

267. rain

268. range

269. rate

270. ray

271. reaction

272. reading

273. reason

274. record

275. regret

276. relation

277. religion

278. representative

279. request

280. respect

281. rest

282. reward

283. rhythm

284. rice

285. river

286. road

287. roll

288. room

289. rub

290. rule

291. run

292. salt

293. sand

294. scale

295. science

296. sea

297. seat

298. secretary

299. selection

300. self

301. sense

302. servant

303. sex

304. shade

305. shake

306. shame

307. shock

308. side

309. sign

310. silk

311. silver

312. sister

313. size

314. sky

315. sleep

316. slip

317. slope

318. smash

319. smell

320. smile

321. smoke

322. sneeze

323. snow

324. soap

325. society

326. son

327. song

328. sort

329. sound

330. soup

331. space

332. stage

333. start

334. statement

335. steam

336. steel

337. step

338. stitch

339. stone

340. stop

341. story

342. stretch

343. structure

344. substance

345. sugar

346. suggestion

347. summer

348. support

349. surprise

350. swim

351. system

352. talk

353. taste

354. tax

355. teaching

356. tendency

357. test

358. theory

359. thing

360. thought

361. thunder

362. time

363. tin

364. top

365. touch

366. trade

367. transport

368. trick

369. trouble

370. turn

371. twist

372. unit

373. use

374. value

375. verse

376. vessel

377. view

378. voice

379. walk

380. war

381. wash

382. waste

383. water

384. wave

385. wax

386. way

387. weather

388. week

389. weight

390. wind

391. wine

392. winter

393. woman

394. wood

395. wool

396. word

397. work

398. wound

399. writing

400. year

Specific nouns 1 – 200

1. angle

2. ant

3. apple

4. arch

5. arm

6. army

7. baby

8. bag

9. ball

10. band

11. basin

12. basket

13. bath

14. bed

15. bee

16. bell

17. berry

18. bird

19. blade

20. board

21. boat

22. bone

23. book

24. boot

25. bottle

26. box

27. boy

28. brain

29. brake

30. branch

31. brick

32. bridge

33. brush

34. bucket

35. bulb

36. button

37. cake

38. camera

39. card

40. carriage

41. cart

42. cat

43. chain

44. cheese

45. chess

46. chin

47. church

48. circle

49. clock

50. cloud

51. coat

52. collar

53. comb

54. card

55. cow

56. cup

57. curtain

58. cushion

59. dog

60. door

61. drain

62. drawer

63. dress

64. drop

65. ear

66. egg

67. engine

68. eye

69. face

70. farm

71. feather

72. finger

73. fish

74. flag

75. floor

76. fly

77. foot

78. fork

79. fowl

80. frame

81. garden

82. girl

83. glove

84. goat

85. gun

86. hair

87. hammer

88. hand

89. hat

90. head

91. heart

92. hook

93. horn

94. horse

95. hospital

96. house

97. island

98. jewel

99. kettle

100. key

101. knee

102. knife

103. knot

104. leaf

105. leg

106. library

107. line

108. lip

109. lock

110. map

111. match

112. monkey

113. moon

114. mouth

115. muscle

116. nail

117. neck

118. needle

119. nerve

120. net

121. nose

122. nut

123. office

124. orange

125. oven

126. parcel

127. pen

128. pencil

129. picture

130. pig

131. pin

132. pipe

133. plane

134. plate

135. plough

136. pocket

137. pot

138. potato

139. prison

140. pump

141. rail

142. rat

143. receipt

144. ring

145. rod

146. roof

147. root

148. sail

149. school

150. scissors

151. screw

152. seed

153. sheep

154. shelf

155. ship

156. shirt

157. shoe

158. skin

159. skirt

160. snake

161. sock

162. spade

163. sponge

164. spoon

165. spring

166. square

167. stamp

168. star

169. station

170. stem

171. stick

172. stocking

173. stomach

174. store

175. street

176. sun

177. table

178. tail

179. thread

180. throat

181. thumb

182. ticket

183. toe

184. tongue

185. tooth

186. town

187. train

188. tray

189. tree

190. trousers

191. umbrella

192. wall

193. watch

194. wheel

195. whip

196. whistle

197. window

198. wing

199. wire

200. worm

Adjectives 1 – 150

1. able

2. acid

3. angry

4. automatic

5. awake

6. bad

7. beautiful

8. bent

9. bitter

10. black

11. blue

12. boiling

13. bright

14. broken

15. brown

16. certain

17. cheap

18. chemical

19. chief

20. clean

21. clear

22. cold

23. common

24. complete

25. complex

26. conscious

27. cruel

28. cut

29. dark

30. dead

31. dear

32. deep

33. delicate

34. dependent

35. different

36. dirty

37. dry

38. early

39. elastic

40. electric

41. equal

42. false

43. fat

44. feeble

45. female

46. fertile

47. first

48. fixed

49. flat

50. foolish

51. free

52. frequent

53. full

54. future

55. general

56. good

57. grey

58. great

59. green

60. hanging

61. happy

62. hard

63. healthy

64. high

65. hollow

66. ill

67. important

68. kind

69. last

70. late

71. left

72. like

73. living

74. long

75. loose

76. loud

77. low

78. male

79. married

80. material

81. medical

82. military

83. mixed

84. narrow

85. natural

86. necessary

87. new

88. normal

89. old

90. open

91. opposite

92. parallel

93. past

94. physical

95. political

96. poor

97. possible

98. present

99. private

100. probable

101. public

102. quick

103. quiet

104. ready

105. red

106. regular

107. responsible

108. right

109. rough

110. round

111. sad

112. safe

113. same

114. second

115. secret

116. separate

117. serious

118. sharp

119. short

120. shut

121. simple

122. slow

123. small

124. smooth

125. soft

126. solid

127. special

128. sticky

129. stiff

130. straight

131. strange

132. strong

133. sudden

134. sweet

135. tall

136. thick

137. thin

138. tight

139. tired

140. true

141. violent

142. waiting

143. warm

144. wet

145. white

146. wide

147. wise

148. wrong

149. yellow

150. young

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