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Secondary School Vocabulary List Including Synonyms

 

English Vocabulary

How many words do you need to know in English? This is a very common question and it varies depending on your goal. Because TalkEnglish.com focuses on speaking, the vocabulary presented in this section will be the most commonly used words in speaking.

Top 50 Prepositions

Out of the 2265 most frequently used words, 46 were identified as prepositions. However, 40 words were primarily used as prepositions, while the remaining 6 words were different types but could be used as a preposition. For example, the word "above" is an adverb, such as, "the text written above is accurate." However, it can also be a preposition, "A general is above a captain."

Top 2000 Vocabulary Words

The list of words below are the most frequently used 2265 words in Spoken English. The words were selected by analyzing more than 250,000 words from hundreds of conversations. The only words to make it into the list were those that were also found in the BNC top 3,000, The COCA 5,000, and the Longman 3,000.

Top 60 Pronouns

Out of the 2265 most frequently used words, 58 were identified as pronouns. However, 48 words were primarily used as pronouns, while the remaining 10 words were different types but could be used as a pronoun. For example, the word "some" is an adjective, such as, "The children played for some time." However, it can also be a pronoun, "Some do not agree with you."

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