Monday, June 29, 2020


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🎯1. What is the actual type of gem the moonstone is?


 Yellow Diamond

Ans Yellow Diamond

The traditions behind the name include having been set in the forehead of an Indian god who typified the moon; also its lustre was said to grow and fade with the waxing and waning of the moon.
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🎯2. What god breathed the breath of his divinity on the moonstone?





Ans Vishnu

After Vishnu did this he commanded that the moonstone be watched by the three priests in turn, day and night, until the end of the generations of men.

🎯3. The narrator's purpose in telling this story is to explain what to his family?

 Why he refuses the friendship of his cousin John

 Where he got the moonstone

 Why he will not marry

 What he did with his life

Ans Why he refuses the friendship of his cousin John

He suspected his cousin to have murdered three Indians, and of lying about having found/stolen the moonstone.
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🎯4. How many beautiful Miss Herncastles are there?




Ans Three

"If you know anything of the fashionable world, you have heard tell of
the three beautiful Miss Herncastles. Miss Adelaide; Miss Caroline;
and Miss Julia--this last being the youngest and the best of the three
sisters, in my opinion;" -"The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins

🎯5. What is the name of Gabriel's daughter?





Ans Penelope

After five years of neither happy nor un-happy marriage, his wife died and left him with only his daughter Penelope, who when old enough became Rachel's maid.

🎯6. Who was "the innocent means of bringing that unlucky jewel into the house"?
 Mr. Herncastle

 Mr. Franklin

 Mr. Gabriel

 Mr. Edward

Ans Mr. Franklin

Gabriel is the narrator when Mr. Franklin appears in the story.
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🎯7. What is the name of the newest servant in the house?




Ans Rosanna

Rosanna was a reformed thief and was being given a chance to prove herself worthy any Christian woman's interest in her.

🎯8. To whom did the Colonel leave the moonstone?




Ans Rachel

In the story, the question is asked if the Colonel knew of the Moonstone's legacy of trouble and danger, and if he willed it to his sister's child as an act of revenge upon his sister.
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🎯9. Upon whom does Gabriel believe Miss Rachel's heart is set?

 Mr. Godfrey Ablewhite

 Mr. Frizinghall

 Mr. Franklin Blake

 Mr. Betteredge

Ans Mr. Godfrey Ablewhite

"On June the twelfth, an invitation from my mistress was sent to a
gentleman in London, to come and help to keep Miss Rachel's birthday.
This was the fortunate individual on whom I believed her heart to be
privately set! Like Mr. Franklin, he was a cousin of hers. His name was
Mr. Godfrey Ablewhite." -From "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins

Betteredge is Gabriel's last name and Frizinghall is where the Ablewhites live.

🎯10. What are the two Miss Ablewhites referred to as, by Gabriel?





Ans Bouncers

"Everything the Miss Ablewhites said began with a large O;
everything they did was done with a bang; and they giggled and
screamed, in season and out of season, on the smallest provocation.
Bouncers--that's what I call them." -Gabriel in "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins
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.🎯11. In the novel "The Moonstone", the titular object is not actually the semi-precious gem of the same name. What is it instead?

 A pearl

 A quartz crystal

 A gold nugget

 A diamond
A diamond

The moonstone is a yellow diamond that (in the context of the story) has become associated with Chandra, the Hindu goddess of the moon. In the story, the moonstone is given a history--going back several hundred years--that suggests a famous gem such as the Hope Diamond. The "wicked" Colonel Herncastle has managed to acquire the Moonstone by underhanded means. The story also introduces an order of guardians for the diamond who are seeking to reclaim it.

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English author who may be best known for "The Moonstone" and "The Woman in White" (1859).

🎯12. Near the beginning of "The Moonstone", Gabriel Betteredge relates why the book will be told from several points of view. What role does Betteredge have in the world of "The Moonstone"?

 He is a member of the local constabulary.

 He is the owner of the manor.

 He is the head servant of the manor.

 He is a military officer.

Ans He is the head servant of the manor.

In the text, Betteredge is described as the "house-steward", but in more modern terms I think we can consider him the butler. In the story we learn that the Moonstone has been gifted from Colonel Herncastle to his niece Rachel Verinder. Shortly after that, the Moonstone was stolen. In an account that was written about six months later, Betteredge says that Franklin Blake (cousin of Rachel) on the advice of the family solicitor, is instructing everyone that was present on the day the Moonstone was stolen to write their recollections as far as they remember and were present. It is his hope that gathering this information may lead to a chance of finding the Moonstone. In his account, Betteredge shows his high opinion of himself from when expresses public concern about being able to write his account, but privately expresses his confidence in doing so.

This sort of novel--where we have the writings of several characters--is known as an epistolary novel. In such a novel, common forms of expression include diary entries and letters, although other types of documents such as newspaper clippings and official reports may also be used.
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🎯13. Which member of the household has previously been caught as a thief?

 Rosanna Spearman

 Drusilla Clark

 Penelope Betteredge

 Nancy Johnson

Ans Rosanna Spearman

Rosanna, one of the maids, has only been with the household for a few months and is the newest member of the household. Lady Verinder had visited the reformatory where Rosanna was living after being released from prison for theft. Lady Verinder decided, upon consulting with the warden of the reformatory, that Rosanna might be turned from a life of crime by being placed in new surroundings, and hired her as a maid. She and Gabriel Betteredge are the only people who know about Rosanna's past. Rosanna generally gets along with the other members of the staff, according to Betteredge, but keeps to herself somewhat.

Penelope Betteredge, daughter of Gabriel, is one of the parlor maids. Nancy (name not give) is one of the kitchen maids who has been sent to fetch Rosanna for dinner and presumably grumpy at delaying her own. Rachel Verinder is the daughter of the deceased owner of the house

🎯14. What is the occasion described by Gabriel Betteredge when Colonel Herncastle attempts to see Rachel Verinder?

 Her weidding

 Her birthday


Ans Her birthday

Gabriel Betteredge relates that the Colonel visited the house to see Rachel on her birthday, the twenty-first of June. Winkie Collins indulges in some alliteration describing the Colonel as "wasted, and worn, ... wild and as wicked as ever". This occurs about eighteen months before the central part of the story, and about two years before Betteredge is recording the events. At that time, Lady Verinder, who is estranged from her brother, has Betteredge inform him that she and Rachel are unable to see him at that time.

🎯15. After the death of the Colonel over a year after his previous visit, Franklin Blake has been assigned to deliver the Moonstone to Rachel Verinder. What is the relationship between the two?

 Franklin is the cousin of Rachel.

 Franklin is uncle by marriage of Rachel.

 Franklin is the brother-in-law of Rachel.

 Franklin is the nephew of Rachel.

Ans Franklin is the cousin of Rachel.

Franklin Blake is the cousin of Rachel and a playmate of hers when they were young. His father, seeking claim to a dukedom, has had Franklin educated abroad (first in Germany, and then in other countries). According to Betteredge, Franklin seems to have acquired a little knowledge of many things but expertise in none.

Franklin's father had previously agreed to serve as the executor to the Colonel's will in return for the Colonel giving him some papers he had in his possession. One of the main clauses of the will is the delivery of the Moonstone to Rachel, with a reminder to Lady Verinder that the Colonel forgave her for refusing his visit somewhat previously.
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🎯16. Gabriel Betteredge elaborates on how the "gentlefolk" are often occupied in looking for something to do. On what sort of "gentlefolk" tastes does he elaborate?




He describes men and women with "tastes are of what is called the intellectual sort" as usually either torturing something or spoiling something. In the one case, they go to the woods to find a newt or similar creature to prod and poke and examine and dissect, etc. In the other case, they cut into something like a flower to see what gives it its color or its scent. In either case, the gentlefolk usually finish with a mess that needs to be cleaned by the servants.

Franklin Blake and Rachel Verinder, who spend some time together during Blake's visit, may have tastes of the "intellectual sort" but Betteredge gives them a backhanded compliment by indicating that their pursuits--mostly artistic--only make a mess and largely avoid dissecting or spoiling anything.

🎯17. Which defect does Gabriel Betteredge claim that Rachel Verinder possesses?
 She is a liar.

 She is strong-willed.

 She is ugly.

 She keeps to herself.
Ans She is strong-willed.

Betteredge says of Rachel "that she had ideas of her own ... it carried her ... too far." I must admit I wonder whether she would truly be described as too opinionated or if this more from the point of view of a Victorian male. Betteredge describes Rachel as "one of the prettiest girls your eyes ever looked on". He also states that she may choose not to answer a question, but she won't lie about it. As to keeping to herself, that was more a characteristic of the maid, Rosanna.

🎯18. Which book does Gabriel Betteredge describe himself as reading as regularly as some people might read a religious text?

 Canterbury Tales

 Gulliver's Travels

 Robinson Crusoe

 David Copperfield
Robinson Crusoe

Considering this book has seemingly been read and re-read by Betteredge for decades, and "The Moonstone" is set in the mid-1800s, "David Copperfield" would almost be too new. In fact, "Robinson Crusoe" is the book that he reads on a regular basis. He quotes from the book on more than one occasion. He describes having re-read six copies to pieces and is working on his seventh. Betteredge talks about turning to the text for advice in various situations--advice, bad spirits, etc.

🎯19. When Franklin Blake brings the Moonstone to Rachel Verinder, Gabriel Betteredge describes it for us. How large is it?

 As large as a marble

 As large as an apple

 As large as a pea

 As large as an egg
Ans As large as an egg

Betteredge tells us that it was "as large, or nearly, as a plover's egg! The light that streamed from it was like the light of the harvest moon". He goes on to mention its yellow coloring and that it seems to attract the attention of the people in the room. The statement of another present that the diamond is merely carbon is almost unnoticed. Lady Verinder alone views this bequest from her brother to Rachel as an evil portent.

🎯20. Who tells Gabriel Betteredge that Rachel Verlander has refused the proposal of her cousin, the philanthropist, Geoffrey Ablewhite?

 Franklin Blake

 Rosanna Spearman

 Penelope Betteredge

 Rachel Verlander
Ans Penelope Betteredge

Penelope tells her father as he is getting dressed for dinner. He feels that she is taking too much delight in this story, but since she ties his tie with great energy, he does not believe that this is the time to object. Penelope says that they head off in good spirits, hand in hand. They return a few moments later, much subdued and looking away from each other.

While I admit that I based all of my question on the first several chapters of the book, I thought this would make it easier to avoid spoilers concerning the central mystery of the book.

Friday, June 26, 2020

A Quiz on Romanticism

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🎯1.Though an icon of the Romantic period, his works are in some ways the least romantic of the group. He favored traditional forms over new innovations; he preferred satire to introspection; and in "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," he ridiculed his fellow Romantics as being inferior to the neoclassical poets.

 William Wordsworth

 Lord Byron*

 Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 John Keats

English Bards and Scotch Reviewers" uses the popular neoclassical form of the heroic couplet. In it, Byron calls Southey "the ballad-monger." He criticizes Wordworth's style: "That simple Wordsworth, framer of a lay . . . / Who, both by precept and example, shows / That prose is verse, and verse is merely prose." And he mocks Coleridge: "Yet none in lofty numbers can surpass / The bard who soars to elegize an ass: / So well the subject suits his noble mind, /He brays, the Laureate of the long-eared kind."

🎯2. Though she wrote during the Romantic period, she is usually classified as a "Regency" writer. Her works do not generally exhibit the viewpoint of the Romantics; indeed, she has even been called anti-romantic, because she seemed to value sense more than sensibility.

 Mary Lamb

 Mary Shelley

 Jane Austen*

 Charlotte Bronte

In Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," she satirizes the sensibility of her age through the character of Marianne, who matures throughout the novel. The "Regency" began in 1811, when the Prince of Wales began to serve as regent for the insane King George III. This occurred during the period of time which is generally referred to as "The Romantic Period."

🎯3. This author perfected the historical novel, but s/he always wanted to be known as a poet.

 Charles Lamb

 Sir Walter Scott*

 Mary Shelley

 Jane Austen

This author of "Waverly," "Rob Roy," " The Heart of Midlothian," and "Ivanhoe" wished to be known for his poetry, because at the time, it was considered the more distinguished literary form. He published his ballads in three volumes, called "Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border."

🎯4. This forerunner of the Romantics regard himself as something of a prophet; he created his own mythology, which is expressed in such works as "Jerusalem" and "The Four Zoas."

 Robert Burns

 William Blake*

 John Milton

 Dante Rossetti

Blake is best known for his "Songs of Innocence and of Experience." Even this work possesses a prophetic tone, presenting the poet as a prophet: "Hear the voice of the Bard! / Who Present, Past and Future sees."

🎯5. This early or pre-Romantic writer is as well known for his Scottish songs as for his poems.

 William Blake*

 Sir Walter Scott

 Robert Burns

 Samuel Taylor Coleridge

He wrote his poetry in the vernacular, using the Scottish dialect. His "Auld Lang Syne" has become a popular New Year's song.

🎯6. We know him best as a writer of supernatural poetry; but in his own day, he was better known for his religious prose.

 William Wordsworth

 John Keats

 Lord Byron

 Samuel Taylor Coleridge*

Coleridge's supernatural-themed poems "Kublah Khan," "Cristabel," and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" are often studied in schools today. His religious writings, however, are largely ignored. Yet he is credited by some with having brought the younger generation back to the Anglican church.

🎯7. Robert Browning criticized this Romantic for abandoning his ideals and becoming conservative, all so that he might, in Browning's opinion, receive "a riband to stick in his coat."

 Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 William Wordsworth*

 Sir Walter Scott

 Percy Bysshe Shelley

The riband was the poet laureateship, which Wordworth received in 1843. The quote comes from the lament "The Lost Leader," which also alludes to the traitorous act of Judas: "Just for a handful of silver he left us.
🎯8. This romantic writer used "Elia" for a pseudonym. He was unusual among the Romantics in his preference for the city over the country.

 William Blake

 Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 William Wordsworth

 Charles Lamb*

His "Essays of Elia" was published in 1825, his "Last Essays of Elia" in 1833. In his essays, Lamb also used a pseudonym for his sister Mary: Bridget. Together, the two wrote a children's book called "Tales from Shakespeare."

🎯9. He died of tuberculosis at the age of 25, but not before leaving an impressive body of poems, including "To Autumn" and "Ode on Melancholy."

 Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 John Keats*

 Lord Byron

 Percy Bysshe Shelley

Despite his short life, many consider Keats to be the foremost poet of the Romantic era. Shelley eulogized the young poet in his poem "Adonais."

🎯10. She was a proponent of a woman's right to be educated. Her daughter must have received a suitable education, because she (the daughter) wrote "Frankenstein."

 Mary Shelley

 Mary Wollstonecraft*

 Mary Lamb

 Mary Byron

Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" is one of the earliest feminist works. Her daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin became Mary Shelley upon her marriage to the poet Percy Bysshe.

🎯11. This author of "To a Skylark" died by drowning.

 John Keats

 Percy Bysshe Shelley*

 Lord Byron

 Mary Lamb

Shelley was a good friend of Byron's, and both poets met early deaths. Shelley is also well known for his "Ozymandias," "Ode to the West Wind," and "Adonais."

🎯12. Technically, he wrote during the Victorian period, but his work is considered to be a product of "American Romanticism." He himself was once an idealist who spent time in a Utopian commune. He lost hope in the power of social reformation, however, and his "Blithedale Romance" depicts a character so intent on reforming humanity, that he does not seem to care for individual men and women.

 Edgar Allen Poe

 Washington Irving

 Herman Melville

 Nathaniel Hawthorne*

Hawthorne describes Hollingsworth's philanthropy in ghastly terms: "He had taught his benevolence to pour its warm tide exclusively through one channel; so that there was nothing to spare for other great manifestations of love to man, nor scarcely for the nutriment of individual attachments, unless they could minister, in some way, to the terrible egotism which he mistook for an angel of God." Hawthorne's "House of Seven Gables" similarly expresses a negative view toward utopian visions, offering a more moderated optimism.

🎯13. This American Romantic once said, "I stand for the heart. To the dogs with the head!"

 Herman Melville*

 Edgar Allen Poe

 Nathaniel Hawthorne

 Washington Irving

Melville wrote this in an 1851 letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne. In his later years, he seems to have moderated this view somewhat. His novel "Billy Budd, Sailor" depicts a big-hearted, innocent young man who, because of his naivetΓ©, meets his doom.
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🎯14. Byron wrote: "And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword, / Hath melted like snow in the glance of the Lord!" In what poem did these lines appear?

 On the Day of the Destruction of Jerusalem By Titus

 Song of Saul Before His Last Battle

 Herod's Lament for Mariamne

 The Destruction of Sennacherib*

Byron was asked by a friend to write poems that would accompany music originally used in the synagogue. As a consequence, Byron produced the "Hebrew Melodies," which contains the famous poem "She Walks in Beauty."

🎯15. This foundational work of the Romantic Period was published by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

 The Lyrical Ballads*

 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

 The Heart of Midlothian

 English Bards and Scotch Reviewers

The "Lyrical Ballads" first appeared anonymously in 1797. In the preface of this work we find the Romantic definition of poetry: "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes it origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.


The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir (1949)

To ask what influence this book had on gender politics is akin to wondering what the sun ever did for the earth. The answer? Everything. Today, The Second Sex is still hailed as the mothership of feminist philosophy. “One is not born, but rather becomes (a) woman,” muses De Beauvoir (the quote varying, according to the translation). Exploring topics from sex, work and family to prostitution, abortion and the history of female subordination, De Beauvoir challenges the notion of men as the default (the ideal), and women as “other”. For many, The Second Sex represents not just key feminist reading, but rather essential feminist thinking .

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan (1963)

This book was no mere pity-party for dissatisfied 1950s/60s Valium-gobbling US housewives. It was a call to arms, demystifying what became known as “second-wave feminism” for ordinary women all over the world. Friedan also identified “the problem that has no name”, probing the lack of fulfilment in women’s lives – where everything “domestic” and trivial was deemed theirs, and everything important was “men only”. With a precision and defiance that still resonates today, The Feminine Mystique challenged the notion that, for women, anatomy was destiny.

Sexual Politics by Kate Millett (1970)

Sexual Politics brought the fizz of iconoclasm to gender politics, tackling how women were routinely diminished and over-sexualised in literature and wider culture. Calling out the likes of Norman Mailer, Henry Miller and DH Lawrence, for what might be politely termed patriarchal/male dominant gender bias, and impolitely, literary macho dick-swinging, Millett set the benchmark for in-depth, no-holds-barred feminist critique. Her book remains relevant today because it encouraged readers to question not just the topics cited, but everything around them and tounderstand better how sexism could be systematically ingrained, culturally as well as politically.

1970 and 2006 editions of The Female Eunuch, featuring the iconic cover art by John Holmes, and Germaine Greer photographed for the Observer magazine in 1970.
 1970 and 2006 editions of The Female Eunuch, featuring the iconic cover art by John Holmes, and Germaine Greer photographed for the Observer magazine in 1970. Composite: Sandra Lousada for the Observer

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer (1970)

This work marked Greer out as a taboo-busting feminist punk, before punk was even invented. The tone was set by the provocative female body-suit on the cover, while the text counselled women to break free in all ways from male-prescribed gendered “normality”, including monogamy. The Female Eunuch remains a feminist classic and while truly a book of its time (women were advised to taste their menstrual blood), the author’s sabre-rattling intellect hasn’t dated.

Against Our Will: Men. Women and Rape by Susan Brownmiller (1975)

Anyone who cares about those who are raped, and how they are treated afterwards by society, owes a debt of thanks to Brownmiller’s book. A ground-breaking text on sexual assault, it correctly identified rape as a crime “not of lust, but of violence and power”, arguing against the widespread fallacy that those who were raped “deserved” it. Brownmiller’s book was widely credited with helping to transform the public view of rape globally, even influencing changes in law. More than 40 years since its publication, anyone who fights against the still-thriving culture of “victim blaming” is echoing the work of Brownmiller and Against Our Will.

Beyond the Fragments by Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal, Hilary Wainwright (1979)

First a pamphlet, then a conference, then a book, with three authors, Beyond the Fragments applied “socialist feminist” ideologies to the complex problems of an unequal society. While some of the issues and terminology were very much of the era (it was updated in 2012), the book was highly influential, arguing for greater cohesion among disparate left-leaning groups. The text not only examined the relationship between women and the state, it also honoured the whole feminist experience, from the personal to the political, and back again.

Protesters hold their fists in the air during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New York on 10 July 2016.
 Protesters hold their fists in the air during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New York on 10 July 2016. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP

Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks (1981)

This text dealt with the socioeconomic, educational and sexual devaluation of black women. As evidenced by her other books, including Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, hooks writes for all women, particularly the poor and marginalised. However, Ain’t I a Woman gave them a powerful voice at a time when they were barely heard, and when the idea of a black US First Lady remained about as feasible as a Martian president. With the book’s essence still infusing the spirit of modern movements such as Black Lives Matter, hooks is acknowledged as one of the most distinctive voices to emerge from feminist America.

Intercourse by Andrea Dworkin (1987)

As radical as other works by Dworkin, such as PornographyIntercourse focused on how heterosexual sex was too frequently based on the subordination, “occupation” and degradation of women. (although the famous quote – that all heterosexual sex was rape – wasn’t explicitly made in the book). It further stereotyped Dworkin as a cartoon “man hater” in the public imagination, and her ideas may still be too strong for many. However, there could be no serious debate on matters such as sexual violence or consent without acknowledging the unflinching courage. and originality of her thinking. Arguably, Dworkin’s work is “feminist Ribena” – providing the concentrate to the mainstream dilution of now-accepted feminist thought.

The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf (1990)

Wolf’s work recognised the dark truth that however clever, funny and dynamic women might be, there was always something trying to make them feel bad about the size of their thighs. Worse, that this relentless external message (that a woman’s desirability was paramount)was internalising, and getting worse, even as modern women’s power and prominence outwardly increased. Wolf is viewed by some as controversial, sometimes inconsistent but her skilful analysis of female oppression (and the fact that they never really went away) makes The Beauty Myth all too relevant today.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (2014)

Already viewed as a classic of fourth-wave feminism, Gay’s book examines race, weight, sex, gender, violence and popular culture. She blends the observational with the devastatingly confessional (Gay’s gang rape; over-eating). Her deceptively low-key writing style doesn’t mask her core message: in a contradictory world, the modern feminist is more useful being expressive and engaged than being rigidly “observant”.

Thursday, June 18, 2020


1000 Most Common Words in English

Building your vocabulary with some of the most common words used in the English language is a great start for your journey in learning this beautiful language.

Not only do these common words expand the English terminology that you know, but they also help you with your English conversation skills since they are indeed words that you hear others use everyday.

If you know 1,000 words, you will be between a functional beginner and conversational level in English.  In most of the world’s languages, 500 words will be more than enough to get you through any tourist situations and everyday introductions.


Using everyday common words are the most convenient way to learn English. The more you hear these words, the better it is for you to process and understand them.

And the more you use them, the stronger your English skills become. So it’s a great process of learning from others, and at the same time, learning from yourself, too!


Before we check out the list of the most commonly used English words, let’s quickly go through the reasons why it’s important for you to build your vocabulary.

  1. While thoughts can shape our words, words can also definitely shape our thoughts. So building a good set of words inside your vocabulary allows you to enhance your thinking patterns. English is such a dynamic and wonderful language, you’ll never grow tired of all the wonderful things you can learn and re-learn from it, just by simply constantly supplementing the English words you know.
  2. And speaking of supplementing, think of your vocabulary as some sort of vitamins for your entire body of English knowledge. The more words you know, the healthier your English knowledge and skills are. 
  3. While learning common words in English is a great start, it will also definitely give you the push you need to level up on the words you know. Before you know it, you’ll be conversant and well-informed in more advanced types of English terminology.


Okay, time to share the list! Remember that with these 1,000 words you’ll be able to ask people how they’re doing, tell them about your day and navigate everyday life situations like shopping and public transit. But also keep in mind that native-like fluency, among many other things, requires about 10,000 vocabulary words.

I also added some sentences as examples on how to use these English words. Check them out below.  the – “The sky is blue.”be – “Will you be my friend?”

  1. be – “Will you be my friend?”
  2. and – “You and I will always be friends.”
  3. of – “Today is the first of November.”
  4. a – “I saw a bear today.”
  5. in – “She is in her room.”
  6. to – “Let’s go to the park.”
  7. have – “I have a few questions.”
  8. too – “I like her too.”
  9. it – “It is sunny outside.”
  10. I – “I really like it here.”
  11. that – “That door is open.”
  12. for – “This letter is for you.”
  13. you – “You are really nice.”
  14. he – “He is my brother.”
  15. with – “I want to go with you.”
  16. on – “I watch movies on my iPad.”
  17. do – “What will you do now?”
  18. say – “Can I say something?”
  19. this – “This is my favorite cookie.”
  20. they – “They are here!”
  21. at – “Can you pick me up at the mall?”
  22. but – “I’m sorry but she’s away.”
  23. we – “We are going to watch a movie.”
  24. his – “This is his box.”
  25. from – “This card came from my cousin.”
  26. that – “That’s a really cool trick!”
  27. not – “That’s not what I want.”
  28. can’t – “I can’t open it.”
  29. won’t – “I won’t open it.”
  30. by – “Will you come by and see me?”
  31. she – “She is very happy.”
  32. or – “Do you like blue or yellow?”
  33. as – “Her role as an English teacher is very important.”
  34. what – “What are you thinking of?”
  35. go – “I want to go there.”
  36. their – “This is their house.”
  37. can – “What can I do for you?”
  38. who – “Who can help me?”
  39. get – “Can you get me my eyeglasses?”
  40. if – “What if I fail?”
  41. would – “Would you help me out?”
  42. her – “I have her book.”
  43. all – “All my favorite books are on this shelf.”
  44. my – “My mom is coming to visit.”
  45. make – “Can we make our projects together?”
  46. about – “What is this movie about?”
  47. know – “Do you know where this place is?”
  48. will – “I will help you find that place.”
  49. as – “As soon as she’s here, I’ll talk to her.”
  50. up – “I live up in the mountains.”
  51. one – “She is one of my English teachers.”
  52. time – “There was a time I liked to play golf.”
  53. there – “There are so many things I want to learn.”
  54. year – “This is the year I’m finally going to learn English.”
  55. so – “I am so sorry.”
  56. think – “I think I need to lie down.”
  57. when – “When will I see you again?”
  58. which – “Which of these slippers are yours?”
  59. them – “Please give this to them.”
  60. some – “Please give them some of the apples I brought home.”
  61. me – “Can you give me some apples?”
  62. people – “There are so many people at the mall today.”
  63. take – “Please take home some of these apples”
  64. out – “Please throw the trash out.”
  65. into – “My puppy ran into the woods.”
  66. just – “Just close your eyes.”
  67. see – “Did you see that?”
  68. him – “I heard him singing earlier.”
  69. your – “Your mom is here.”
  70. come – “Can your mom and dad come to the party?”
  71. could – “Could you help me with my project?”
  72. now – “I want to watch this now.”
  73. than – “I like this cake better than the other one you showed me.”
  74. like – “I like this bag better than the other one you showed me.”
  75. other – “I like these shoes better than the other ones you showed me.”
  76. how – “How do I turn this on?”
  77. then – “We had breakfast and then we went to church.”
  78. its – “I need to read its manual.”
  79. our – “This is our home now.”
  80. two – “Two cheeseburgers, please.”
  81. more – “Can I have some more milk shake?”
  82. these – “Do you like these ribbons?”
  83. want – “Do you want these ribbons?”
  84. way – “Can you look this way?”
  85. look – “Please look this way.”
  86. first – “She was my very first teacher.”
  87. also – “She was also my best friend.”
  88. new – “I have new shoes.”
  89. because – “I am crying because I’m sad.”
  90. day – “Today is National Friendship day.”
  91. more – “I have more stickers at home.”
  92. use – “How do I use this?”
  93. no – “There’s no electricity now.”
  94. man – “There’s a man outside looking for you.”
  95. find – “Where can I find rare furniture?”
  96. here – “My mom is here.”
  97. thing – “One thing led to another.”
  98. give – “Give her these pearls.”
  99. many – “We shared many dreams together.”
  100. well – “You know me so well.”
  101. only – “You are my only friend here.”
  102. those – “Those boots belong to my friend.”
  103. tell – “Can you tell me which way to go?”
  104. one – “She’s the one he’s been waiting for.”
  105. very – “I’m very upset right now.”
  106. her – “Her grandmother is sick.”
  107. even – “She can’t even stand on her own.”
  108. back – “I’ll be right back.”
  109. any – “Have you had any luck on your research?”
  110. good – “You’re a good person.”
  111. woman – “That woman looks so polished.”
  112. through – “Your faith will see you through tough times.”
  113. us – “Do you want to go with us?”
  114. life – “This is the best day of my life.”
  115. child – “I just saw a child cross the street by herself.”
  116. there – “Did you go there?”
  117. work – “I have to go to work.”
  118. down – “Let’s go down.”
  119. may – “You may take your seats.”
  120. after – “Let’s have dinner after work.”
  121. should – “Should I buy this dress?”
  122. call – “Call me when you get home, okay?”
  123. world – “I want to travel and see the world.”
  124. over – “I can’t wait for this day to be over.”
  125. school – “My cousin goes to school here.”
  126. still – “I still think you should go.”
  127. try – “Can you try to be nicer to him?”
  128. in – “What’s in that box?”
  129. as – “As soon as I get home, I’m going to start watching that series.”
  130. last – “This is my last slice of cake, I promise!”
  131. ask – “Can you ask the waiter to bring us some wine?”
  132. need – “I need some wine tonight!”
  133. too – “I need some wine, too!”
  134. feel – “I feel so tired, I just need to relax and unwind.”
  135. three – “I have three sisters.”
  136. when – “When was the last time you saw them?”
  137. state – “Check out the state of that shed, it’s falling apart.”
  138. never – “I’m never going to drink wine again.”
  139. become – “Over the years we’ve become really close.”
  140. between – “This is just between you and me.”
  141. high – “Give me a high five!”
  142. really – “I really like your painting!”
  143. something – “I have something for you.”
  144. most – “She’s the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen.”
  145. another – “I’ll have another glass of wine, please.”
  146. much – “I love you guys so much.”
  147. family – “You are like family to me.”
  148. own – “I want to get my own place.”
  149. out – “Get out of my room.”
  150. leave – “I want you to leave.”
  151. put – “Please put down that book and listen to me.”
  152. old – “I feel so old!”
  153. while – “I can wait for you here while you shop.”
  154. mean – “I didn’t mean to sound so angry.”
  155. on – “Can you turn on the lights?”
  156. keep – “Can we keep the lights on tonight?”
  157. student – “I’ve always been a diligent student.”
  158. why – “This is why I don’t go out anymore.”
  159. let – “Why won’t you let him know how you feel?”
  160. great – “This ice cream place is great for families with kids!”
  161. same – “Hey, we’re wearing the same shirt!”
  162. big – “I have this big crush on Brad Pitt.”
  163. group – “The group sitting across our table is so noisy.”
  164. begin – “Where do I begin with this huge project?”
  165. seem – “She may seem quiet, but she’s really outgoing once you get to know her.”
  166. country – “Japan is such a beautiful country!”
  167. help – “I need help with my Math homework.”
  168. talk – “Can we talk in private?”
  169. where – “Where were you last night?”
  170. turn – “If only I could turn back time.”
  171. problem – “The problem is we think we have plenty of time.”
  172. every – “Every person has his own big goal to fulfill.”
  173. start – “This is a great to start to learn the English language.”
  174. hand – “Don’t let go of my hand.”
  175. might – “This might actually work.”
  176. American – “The American culture is so dynamic.”
  177. show – “Can you show me how to use this vacuum cleaner?”
  178. part – “This is my favorite part of the movie!”
  179. about – “What is the story about?”
  180. against – “I am so against domestic abuse!”
  181. place – “This place is wonderful!”
  182. over – “She kept saying this over and over again.”
  183. such – “He is such an annoying person.”
  184. again – “Can we play that game again?”
  185. few – “Just a few more errands and I’m done!”
  186. case – “What an interesting case you are working on now!”
  187. most – “That’s the most interesting story I’ve ever heard.”
  188. week – “I had a rough week.”
  189. company – “Will you keep me company?”
  190. where – “Where are we going?”
  191. system – “What’s wrong with the airport’s system?”
  192. each – “Can you give each of them an apple?”
  193. right – “I’m right this time.”
  194. program – “This community program for teens is really helpful.”
  195. hear – “Did you hear that?”
  196. so – “I’m so sleepy.”
  197. question – “I have a question for you.”
  198. during – “During the session, I saw him fall asleep.”
  199. work – “I have to work this weekend.”
  200. play – “We can play soccer next weekend instead.”
  201. government – “I hope the government does something about the poverty in this country.”
  202. run – “If you see a bear here, run for your life.”
  203. small – “I have a small favor to ask you.”
  204. number – “I have a number of favors to ask you.”
  205. off – “Please turn off the television.”
  206. always – “I always bring pepper spray with me.”
  207. move – “Let’s move on to the next tourist spot.”
  208. like – “I really like you.”
  209. night – “The night is young.”
  210. live – “I’m going to live like there’s no tomorrow.”
  211. Mr. – “Mr. Morris is here.”
  212. point – “You have a point.”
  213. believe – “I believe in you.”
  214. hold – “Just hold my hand.”
  215. today – “I’m going to see you today.”
  216. bring – “Please bring a pen.”
  217. happen – “What will happen if you don’t submit your report on time?”
  218. next – “This is the next best thing.”
  219. without – “I can’t live without my phone.”
  220. before – “Before I go to bed I always wash my face.”
  221. large – “There’s a large amount of data online about that topic.”
  222. all – “That’s all I know about Dinosaurs.”
  223. million – “I have a million questions about this book.”
  224. must – “We must watch this movie together.”
  225. home – “Can we go home now?”
  226. under – “I hid it under my bed.”
  227. water – “I filled the tub with water.”
  228. room – “His room is at the end of the corridor.”
  229. write – “Can you write me a prescription for this?”
  230. mother – “His mother is a very lovely woman.”
  231. area – “This area of this house needs to be fixed.”
  232. national – “That virus has become a national concern.”
  233. money – “She needs money to buy her medicine.”
  234. story – “She shared her story to the media.”
  235. young – “She is so young and so hopeful.”
  236. fact – “It’s a fact: shopping can improve your mood.”
  237. month – “It’s that time of the month!”
  238. different – “Just because she’s different, it doesn’t mean she’s bad.”
  239. lot – “You have a lot of explaining to do.”
  240. right – “Turn right when you reach the corner.”
  241. study – “Let’s study our English lessons together.
  242. book – “Can I borrow your English book?”
  243. eye – “She has the pink eye.”
  244. job – “I love my job.”
  245. word – “Describe yourself in one word.”
  246. though – “Though you are angry now, I’m sure you will forget about this later.”
  247. business – “His business is thriving.”
  248. issue – “This is not an issue for me.”
  249. side – “Whose side are you on, anyway?”
  250. kind – “Always be kind, even to strangers.”
  251. four – “There are four seasons in a year.”
  252. head – “Let’s head back, it’s freezing out here.”
  253. far – “We’ve gone too far and now we’re lost.”
  254. black – “She has long, black hair.”
  255. long – “She has long, brown hair.”
  256. both – “They both love chocolate ice cream.”
  257. little – “I have two little boys with me now.”
  258. house – “The house is so quiet without you.”
  259. yes – “I hope you say yes.”
  260. after – “After all this time, he has finally learned to love.”
  261. since – “Ever since his mom died, he has been cranky and angry at the world.”
  262. long – “That was such a long time ago.”
  263. provide – “Please provide me with a list of your services.”
  264. service – “Do you have a specific dental service to treat this?”
  265. around – “We went around the block.”
  266. friend – “You’re a good friend.”
  267. important – “You’re important to me.”
  268. father – “My father is so important to me.”
  269. sit – “Let’s sit outside together.”
  270. away – “He’s away right now.”
  271. until – “Until when will you be away?”
  272. power – “With great power comes great responsibility.”
  273. hour – “I’ve been checking his temperature every hour.”
  274. game – “Let’s play a game.”
  275. often – “I buy from his bakery as often as I can.”
  276. yet – “He’s not yet home.”
  277. line – “There’s a long line at the grocery cashier.”
  278. political – “I stay away from political discussions.”
  279. end – “It’s the end of an era.”
  280. among – “Among all my pets, he’s my most favorite.”
  281. ever – “Have you ever tried this cake?”
  282. stand – “Can you stand still for a minute?”
  283. bad – “What you did was so bad.”
  284. lose – “I can’t lose you.”
  285. however – “I want to buy this bag, however, I need to save up for it first.”
  286. member – “She’s a member of the babysitter’s club.”
  287. pay – “Let’s pay for our groceries.”
  288. law – “There’s a law against jay-walking.”
  289. meet – “I want you to meet my aunt.”
  290. car – “Let’s go inside my car.”
  291. city – “This is the city that never sleeps.”
  292. almost – “I’m almost done with my report.”
  293. include – “Did you remember to include the summary in your report?”
  294. continue – “Can we continue working tomorrow?”
  295. set – “Great, let me set an appointment for you.”
  296. later – “I’ll finish it later.”
  297. community – “Our community is very tight knit.”
  298. much – “There’s so much to learn in the English language.”
  299. name – “What’s your name?”
  300. five – “I can give you five reasons why you need to watch that video.”
  301. once – “I once had a puppy named Bark.”
  302. white – “I love my white sneakers.”
  303. least – “She’s the least productive among all the employees.”
  304. president  – “She was our class president back in high school.”
  305. learn – “I’d love to learn more about the English language.”
  306. real – “What is her real name?”
  307. change – “What can we change so that things will get better?”
  308. team – “They hired a team to do the design of their new office.”
  309. minute – “She’s laughing every minute of every day.”
  310. best – “This is the best potato salad I’ve ever tasted.”
  311. several – “I have several old clothes I need to donate.”
  312. idea – “It was your idea to go to the beach, remember?”
  313. kid – “I loved that toy when I was a kid.”
  314. body – “She worked out hard to achieve a toned body.”
  315. information – “This is the information I need.”
  316. nothing – “There’s nothing we can do now. “
  317. ago – “Three years ago, I visited Japan for the first time.”
  318. right – “You’re right, I want to go back there.”
  319. lead – “Just lead the way and I’ll follow.”
  320. social – “I feel awkward in these social gatherings.”
  321. understand – “I understand how you feel.”
  322. whether – “Whether in big groups or small groups, I always feel a little shy at first.”
  323. back – “Looking back, I knew I was always an introvert.”
  324. watch – “Let’s watch the sun set on the horizon.”
  325. together – “They’re together now.”
  326. follow – “I’ll follow you home.”
  327. around – “You’ll always have me around.”
  328. parent – “Every parent is trying hard and doing their best.”
  329. only – “You are only allowed to go out today.”
  330. stop – “Please stop that.”
  331. face – “Why is your face so red?”
  332. anything – “You can ask me for anything.”
  333. create – “Did you create that presentation? It was so good.”
  334. public – “This is public property.”
  335. already –  “I already asked him to resend his report.”
  336. speak – “Could you speak a little louder?”
  337. others – “The others haven’t arrived yet.”
  338. read – “I read somewhere that this house is haunted.”
  339. level – “What level are you in that game?”
  340. allow – “Do you allow your kids to play outside the house?”
  341. add – “Is it okay if we add a bit of sugar to the tea?”
  342. office – “Welcome to my office.”
  343. spend – “How much did you spend on your last shopping spree?”
  344. door – “You left the door open.”
  345. health – “You must take good care of your health.”
  346. person – “You are a good person.”
  347. art – “This is my work of art.”
  348. sure – “Are you sure you want to do this alone?”
  349. such – “You are such a brave little boy.”
  350. war – “The war has finally ended.”
  351. history – “She is my history professor.”
  352. party – “Are you going to her party tonight?”
  353. within – “We support everyone within our small community.”
  354. grow – “We want everyone to grow and thrive in their careers.”
  355. result – “The result of this outreach program is amazing.”
  356. open – “Are you open to teaching on weekends?”
  357. change – “Where can we change her diaper?”
  358. morning – “It’s such a beautiful morning!”
  359. walk – “Come take a walk with me.”
  360. reason – “You are the reason I came home.”
  361. low – “Her blood pressure has gotten really low.”
  362. win – “We can win this match if we work together.”
  363. research – “How is your research going?”
  364. girl – “That girl is in my class.”
  365. guy – “I’ve seen that guy in school before.”
  366. early – “I come to work so early every day.”
  367. food – “Let’s buy some food, I’m hungry!”
  368. before – “Can I talk to you before you go home?”
  369. moment – “The moment she walked in the room, her puppy started to jump and dance again.”
  370. himself – “He cooked this Turkey himself.”
  371. air – “I am loving the cold night air here.”
  372. teacher – “You are the best teacher ever.”
  373. force – “Don’t force him to play with other kids.”
  374. offer – “Can I offer you a ride home?”
  375. enough – “Boys, that’s enough playing for today.”
  376. both – “You both need to change into your sleep clothes now.”
  377. education – “I just want you to get the best education.”
  378. across – “Your dog ran across the park.”
  379. although – “Although she felt tired, she still couldn’t sleep.”
  380. remember – “Do you think she will still remember me after ten years?”
  381. foot – “Her foot got caught in one of the ropes.”
  382. second – “This is the second time she got late this month.”
  383. boy – “There’s a boy in her class who keeps pulling her hair.”
  384. maybe – “Maybe we can have ice cream for dessert.”
  385. toward – “He took a step toward her.”
  386. able – “Will you be able to send me your report today?”
  387. age – “What is the average marrying age these days?”
  388. off – “The cat ran off with the dog.”
  389. policy – “They have a generous return policy.”
  390. everything – “Everything is on sale.”
  391. love – “I love what you’re wearing!”
  392. process – “Wait, give me time to process everything you’re telling me.”
  393. music – “I love music.”
  394. including – “Around 20 people attended, including Bob and Beth.”
  395. consider – “I hope you consider my project proposal.”
  396. appear – “How did that appear out of nowhere?”
  397. actually – “I’m actually just heading out.”
  398. buy – “I’m going to buy these shoes.”
  399. probably – “He’s probably still asleep.”
  400. human – “Give him a break, he is only human.”
  401. wait – “Is it alright if you wait for a few minutes?”
  402. serve – “This blow dryer has served me well for years.”
  403. market – “Let’s visit the Sunday market.”
  404. die – “I don’t want my cat to die, let’s take him to the vet please.”
  405. send – “Please send the package to my address.”
  406. expect – “You can’t expect much from their poor service.”
  407. home – “I can’t wait to go home!”
  408. sense – “I did sense that something was not okay.”
  409. build – “He is going to build his dream house.”
  410. stay – “You can stay with me for a few weeks.”
  411. fall – “Be careful, you might fall.”
  412. oh – “Oh no, I left my phone at home!”
  413. nation – “We have to act as one nation.”
  414. plan – “What’s your plan this time?”
  415. cut – “Don’t cut your hair.”
  416. college – “We met in college.”
  417. interest – “Music is an interest of mine.”
  418. death – “Death is such a heavy topic for me.”
  419. course – “What course did you take up in college?”
  420. someone – “Is there someone who can go with you?”
  421. experience – “What an exciting experience!”
  422. behind – “I’m scared to check what’s behind that door.”
  423. reach – “I can’t reach him, he won’t answer his phone.”
  424. local – “This is a local business.”
  425. kill – “Smoking can kill you.”
  426. six – “I have six books about Psychology.”
  427. remain – “These remain on the top shelf.”
  428. effect – “Wow, the effect of that mascara is great!”
  429. use – “Can I use your phone?”
  430. yeah – “Yeah, he did call me earlier.”
  431. suggest – “He did suggest that to me.”
  432. class – “We were in the same English class.”
  433. control – “Where’s the remote control?”
  434. raise – “It’s so challenging to discipline kids these days.”
  435. care – “I don’t care about what you think.”
  436. perhaps – “Perhaps we can arrive at a compromise.”
  437. little – “There’s a little bird outside my window.”
  438. late – “I am running late for my doctor’s appointment.”
  439. hard – “That test was so hard.”
  440. field – “He’s over there, by the soccer field.”
  441. else – “Is anyone else coming?”
  442. pass – “Can we pass by the grocery store?”
  443. former – “She was my former housemate.”
  444. sell – “We can sell your old couch online.”
  445. major – “It’s a major issue for the project.”
  446. sometimes – “Sometimes I forget to turn off the porch lights.”
  447. require – “They’ll require you to show your I.D.”
  448. along – “Can I tag along your road trip?”
  449. development – “This news development is really interesting.”
  450. themselves – “They can take care of themselves.”
  451. report – “I read her report and it was great!”
  452. role – “She’s going to play the role of Elsa.”
  453. better – “Your singing has gotten so much better!”
  454. economic – “Some countries are facing an economic crisis.”
  455. effort – “The government must make an effort to solve this.”
  456. up – “His grades have gone up.”
  457. decide – “Please decide where to eat.”
  458. rate – “How would you rate the hotel’s service?”
  459. strong – “They have strong customer service here!”
  460. possible – “Maybe it’s possible to change their bathroom amenities.”
  461. heart – “My heart is so full.”
  462. drug – “She got the patent for the drug she has created to cure cancer.”
  463. show – “Can you show me how to solve this puzzle?”
  464. leader – “You are a wonderful leader.”
  465. light – “Watch her face light up when you mention his name.”
  466. voice – “Hearing his mom’s voice is all he need right now.”
  467. wife – “My wife is away for the weekend.”
  468. whole – “I have the whole house to myself.”
  469. police – “The police have questioned him about the incident.”
  470. mind – “This relaxation technique really eases my mind.”
  471. finally – “I can finally move out from my old apartment.”
  472. pull – “My baby niece likes to pull my hair.”
  473. return – “I give her tickles in return.”
  474. free – “The best things in life are free.”
  475. military – “His dad is in the military.”
  476. price – “This is the price you pay for lying.”
  477. report – “Did you report this to the police?”
  478. less – “I am praying for less stress this coming new year.”
  479. according – “According to the weather report, it’s going to rain today.”
  480. decision – “This is a big decision for me.”
  481. explain – “I’ll explain everything later, I promise.”
  482. son – “His son is so cute!”
  483. hope – “I hope I’ll have a son one day.”
  484. even – “Even if they’ve broken up, they still remain friends.”
  485. develop – “That rash could develop into something more serious.”
  486. view – “This view is amazing!”
  487. relationship – “They’ve taken their relationship to the next level.”
  488. carry – “Can you carry my bag for me?”
  489. town – “This town is extremely quiet.”
  490. road – “There’s a road that leads to the edge of the woods.”
  491. drive – “You can’t drive there, you need to walk.”
  492. arm – “He broke his arm during practice.”
  493. true – “It’s true, I’m leaving the company.”
  494. federal – “Animal abuse is now a federal felony!”
  495. break – “Don’t break the law.”
  496. better – “You better learn how to follow rules.”
  497. difference – “What’s the difference between happiness and contentment?”
  498. thank – “I forgot to thank her for the pie she sent us.”
  499. receive – “Did you receive the pie I sent you?”
  500. value – “I value our friendship so much.”
  501. international  – “Their brand has gone international!”
  502. building – “This building is so tall!”
  503. action – “You next action is going to be critical.”
  504. full – “My work load is so full now.”
  505. model – “A great leader is a great model of how to do things.”
  506. join – “He wants to join the soccer team.”
  507. season – “Christmas is my favorite season!”
  508. society – “Their society is holding a fund raiser.”
  509. because – “I’m going home because my mom needs me.”
  510. tax – “How much is the current income tax?”
  511. director – “The director yelled ‘Cut!'”
  512. early – “I’m too early for my appointment.”
  513. position  – “Please position your hand properly when drawing.”
  514. player – “That basketball player is cute.”
  515. agree – “I agree! He is cute!”
  516. especially – “I especially like his blue eyes.”
  517. record  – “Can we record the minutes of this meeting, please?”
  518. pick – “Did you pick a color theme already?”
  519. wear  – “Is that what you’re going to wear for the party?”
  520. paper – “You can use a special paper for your invitations.”
  521. special – “Some special paper are even scented!”
  522. space – “Please leave some space to write down your phone number.”
  523. ground  – “The ground is shaking.”
  524. form – “A new island was formed after that big earthquake.”
  525. support  – “I need your support for this project.”
  526. event – “We’re holding a big event tonight.”
  527. official – “Our official wedding photos are out!”
  528. whose  – “Whose umbrella is this?”
  529. matter – “What does it matter anyway?”
  530. everyone  – “Everyone thinks I stole that file.”
  531. center – “I hate being the center of attention.”
  532. couple – “The couple is on their honeymoon now.”
  533. site – “This site is so big!”
  534. end – “It’s the end of an era.”
  535. project – “This project file is due tomorrow.”
  536. hit  – “He hit the burglar with a bat.”
  537. base – “All moms are their child’s home base.”
  538. activity – “What musical activity can you suggest for my toddler?”
  539. star – “My son can draw a star!”
  540. table  – “I saw him draw it while he was writing on the table.”
  541. need  – “I need to enroll him to a good preschool.”
  542. court – “There’s a basketball court near our house.”
  543. produce  – “Fresh farm produce is the best.”
  544. eat – “I could eat that all day.”
  545. American – “My sister is dating an American.”
  546. teach – “I love to teach English lessons.”
  547. oil  – “Could you buy me some cooking oil at the store?”
  548. half – “Just half a liter please.”
  549. situation – “The situation is getting out of hand.”
  550. easy – “I thought you said this was going to be easy?”
  551. cost – “The cost of fuel has increased!”
  552. industry – “The fuel industry is hiking prices.”
  553. figure – “Will our government figure out how to fix this problem?”
  554. face  – “I can’t bear to face this horrendous traffic again and again.”
  555. street  – “Let’s cross the street.”
  556. image – “There’s an image of him stored inside my mind.”
  557. itself  – “The bike itself is pretty awesome.”
  558. phone  – “Plus, it has a phone holder.”
  559. either – “I either walk or commute to work.”
  560. data – “How can we simplify this data?”
  561. cover  – “Could you cover for me during emergencies?”
  562. quite – “I’m quite satisfied with their work.”
  563. picture  – “Picture this: a lake, a cabin, and lots of peace and quiet.
  564. clear – “That picture is so clear inside my head.”
  565. practice – “Let’s practice our dance number.”
  566. piece – “That’s a piece of cake!”
  567. land – “Their plane is going to land soon.”
  568. recent – “This is her most recent social media post.”
  569. describe – “Describe yourself in one word.”
  570. product – “This is my favorite product in their new line of cosmetics.”
  571. doctor – “The doctor is in.”
  572. wall – “Can you post this up on the wall?”
  573. patient  – “The patient is in so much pain now.”
  574. worker – “She’s a factory worker.”
  575. news  – “I saw that on the news.”
  576. test – “I have to pass this English test.”
  577. movie – “Let’s watch a movie later.”
  578. certain  – “There’s a certain kind of magic in the air now.”
  579. north – “Santa lives up north.”
  580. love – ” l love Christmas!”
  581. personal  – “This letter is very personal.”
  582. open – “Why did you open and read it?”
  583. support – “Will you support him?”
  584. simply – “I simply won’t tolerate bad behavior.”
  585. third – “This is the third time you’ve lied to me.”
  586. technology – “Write about the advantages of technology.”
  587. catch – “Let’s catch up soon, please!”
  588. step – “Watch your step.”
  589. baby – “Her baby is so adorable.”
  590. computer – “Can you turn on the computer, please?”
  591. type  – “You need to type in your password.”
  592. attention – “Can I have your attention, please?”
  593. draw – “Can you draw this for me?”
  594. film – “That film is absolutely mind-blowing.”
  595. Republican – “He is a Republican candidate.”
  596. tree – “That tree has been there for generations.”
  597. source – “You are my source of strength.”
  598. red – “I’ll wear a red dress tonight.”
  599. nearly – “He nearly died in that accident!”
  600. organization – “Their organization is doing great things for street kids.”
  601. choose – “Let me choose a color.”
  602. cause – “We have to see the cause and effect of this experiment.”
  603. hair – “I’ll cut my hair short for a change.”
  604. look – “Can you look at the items I bought?”
  605. point  “What is the point of all this?
  606. century – “We’re living in the 21st century, Mary.”
  607. evidence – “The evidence clearly shows that he is guilty.”
  608. window  – “I’ll buy window curtains next week.”
  609. difficult  “Sometimes, life can be difficult.”
  610. listen – “You have to listen to your teacher.”
  611. soon  – “I will launch my course soon.”
  612. culture  – “I hope they understand our culture better.”
  613. billion  – “My target is to have 1 billion dollars in my account by the end of the year.”
  614. chance – “Is there any chance that you can do this for me?”
  615. brother – “My brother always have my back.”
  616. energy  –  “Now put that energy into walking.”
  617. period – “They covered a period of twenty years.”
  618. course  – “Have seen my course already?”
  619. summer – “I’ll go to the beach in summer.”
  620. less – “Sometimes, less is more.”
  621. realize – “I just realize that I have a meeting today.”
  622. hundred – “I have a hundred dollars that I can lend you.”
  623. available – “I am available to work on your project.”
  624. plant – “Plant a seed.”
  625. likely – “It was likely a deer trail.”
  626. opportunity – “It was the perfect opportunity to test her theory.”
  627. term  – “I’m sure there’s a Latin term for it.”
  628. short  – “It was just a short stay at the hotel.”
  629. letter – “I already passed my letter of intent.”
  630. condition – “Do you know the condition I am in?”
  631. choice – “I have no choice.”
  632. place – “Let’s meet out at meeting place.”
  633. single – “I am a single parent.”
  634. rule – “It’s the rule of the law.”
  635. daughter – “My daughter knows how to read now.”
  636. administration – “I will take this up with the administration.”
  637. south – “I am headed south.”
  638. husband – “My husband just bought me a ring for my birthday.”
  639. Congress – “It will be debated at the Congress.”
  640. floor – “She is our floor manager.”
  641. campaign – “I handled their election campaign.”
  642. material – “She had nothing material to report.”
  643. population – “The population of the nearest big city was growing.”
  644. well – “I wish you well.”
  645. call – ” I am going to call the bank.”
  646. economy – “The economy is booming.”
  647. medical -“She needs medical assistance.”
  648. hospital – “I’ll take her to the nearest hospital.”
  649. church  – “I saw you in church last Sunday.”
  650. close -“Please close the door.”
  651. thousand – “There are a thousand reasons to learn English!”
  652. risk – “Taking a risk can be rewarding.”
  653. current – “What is your current address?”
  654. fire – “Make sure your smoke alarm works in case of fire.”
  655. future  -“The future is full of hope.”
  656. wrong – “That is the wrong answer.”
  657. involve – “We need to involve the police.”
  658. defense – “What is your defense or reason you did this?”
  659. anyone – “Does anyone know the answer?”
  660. increase – “Let’s increase your test score.”
  661. security – “Some apartment buildings have security.”
  662. bank – “I need to go to the bank to withdraw some money.”
  663. myself – “I can clean up by myself.”
  664. certainly – “I can certainly help clean up.”
  665. west – “If you drive West, you will arrive in California.”
  666. sport – “My favorite sport is soccer.”
  667. board – “Can you see the board?”
  668. seek – “Seek and you will find.”
  669. per – “Lobster is $20 per pound.”
  670. subject – “My favorite subject is English!”
  671. officer – “Where can I find a police officer?”
  672. private – “This is a private party.”
  673. rest – “Let’s take a 15 minute rest.”
  674. behavior – “This dog’s behavior is excellent.”
  675. deal – “A used car can be a good deal.”
  676. performance – “Your performance can be affected by your sleep.”
  677. fight – “I don’t want to fight with you.”
  678. throw – “Throw me the ball!”
  679. top – “You are a top student.”
  680. quickly – “Let’s finish reading this quickly.”
  681. past – “In the past, my English was not as good as it is today.”
  682. goal – “My goal is to speak English fluently.”
  683. second – “My second goal is to increase my confidence.”
  684. bed – “I go to bed around 10pm.”
  685. order – “I would like to order a book.”
  686. author – “The author of this series is world-famous.”
  687. fill – “I need to fill (up) my gas tank.”
  688. represent – “I represent my family.”
  689. focus – “Turn off your phone and the TV and focus on your studies!”
  690. foreign – “It’s great having foreign friends.”
  691. drop – “Please don’t drop the eggs!”
  692. plan – “Let’s make a plan.”
  693. blood – “The hospital needs people to give blood.”
  694. upon – “Once upon a time, a princess lived in a castle.”
  695. agency – “Let’s contract an agency to help with marketing.”
  696. push – “The door says ‘push,’ not ‘pull.'”
  697. nature – “I love walking in nature!”
  698. color – “My favorite color is blue.”
  699. no – “‘No’ is one of the shortest complete sentences.”
  700. recently – “I cleaned the bathroom most recently, so I think it’s your turn this time.”
  701. store – “I’m going to the store to buy some bread.”
  702. reduce – “Reduce, reuse, and recycle are the ways to help the environment.”
  703. sound – “I like the sound of wind chimes.”
  704. note – “Please take notes during the lesson.”
  705. fine – “I feel fine.”
  706. before – “Before the movie, let’s buy popcorn!”
  707. near – “Near, far, wherever you are, I do believe that the heart goes on.”
  708. movement – “The environmental movement is an international movement.”
  709. page – “Please turn to page 62.”
  710. enter – “You can enter the building on the left.”
  711. share – “Let me share my idea.”
  712. than – “Ice cream has more calories than water.”
  713. common – “Most people can find something in common with each other.”
  714. poor
  715. other
  716. natural
  717. race
  718. concern
  719. series
  720. significant
  721. similar
  722. hot
  723. language
  724. each
  725. usually
  726. response
  727. dead
  728. rise
  729. animal
  730. factor
  731. decade
  732. article
  733. shoot
  734. east
  735. save
  736. seven
  737. artist
  738. away
  739. scene
  740. stock
  741. career
  742. despite
  743. central
  744. eight
  745. thus
  746. treatment
  747. beyond
  748. happy
  749. exactly
  750. protect
  751. approach
  752. lie
  753. size
  754. dog – “Do you think a dog is a good pet?”
  755. fund – “I have a savings fund for college.”
  756. serious
  757. occur
  758. media
  759. ready
  760. sign
  761. thought
  762. list
  763. individual
  764. simple
  765. quality
  766. pressure
  767. accept
  768. answer
  769. hard
  770. resource
  771. identify
  772. left
  773. meeting
  774. determine
  775. prepare
  776. disease
  777. whatever
  778. success
  779. argue
  780. cup
  781. particularly
  782. amount
  783. ability
  784. staff
  785. recognize
  786. indicate
  787. character
  788. growth
  789. loss
  790. degree
  791. wonder
  792. attack
  793. herself
  794. region
  795. television
  796. box
  797. TV
  798. training
  799. pretty
  800. trade
  801. deal
  802. election
  803. everybody
  804. physical
  805. lay
  806. general
  807. feeling
  808. standard
  809. bill
  810. message
  811. fail
  812. outside
  813. arrive
  814. analysis
  815. benefit
  816. name
  817. sex
  818. forward
  819. lawyer
  820. present
  821. section
  822. environmental
  823. glass
  824. answer
  825. skill
  826. sister
  827. PM
  828. professor
  829. operation
  830. financial
  831. crime
  832. stage
  833. ok
  834. compare
  835. authority
  836. miss
  837. design
  838. sort
  839. one
  840. act
  841. ten
  842. knowledge
  843. gun
  844. station
  845. blue
  846. state
  847. strategy
  848. little
  849. clearly
  850. discuss
  851. indeed
  852. force
  853. truth
  854. song
  855. example
  856. democratic
  857. check
  858. environment
  859. leg
  860. dark
  861. public
  862. various
  863. rather
  864. laugh
  865. guess
  866. executive
  867. set
  868. study
  869. prove
  870. hang
  871. entire
  872. rock
  873. design
  874. enough
  875. forget
  876. since
  877. claim
  878. note
  879. remove
  880. manager
  881. help
  882. close
  883. sound
  884. enjoy
  885. network
  886. legal
  887. religious
  888. cold
  889. form
  890. final
  891. main
  892. science
  893. green
  894. memory
  895. card
  896. above
  897. seat
  898. cell
  899. establish
  900. nice
  901. trial
  902. expert
  903. that
  904. spring
  905. firm
  906. Democrat
  907. radio
  908. visit
  909. management
  910. care
  911. avoid
  912. imagine
  913. tonight
  914. huge
  915. ball
  916. no
  917. close
  918. finish
  919. yourself
  920. talk
  921. theory
  922. impact
  923. respond
  924. statement
  925. maintain
  926. charge
  927. popular
  928. traditional
  929. onto
  930. reveal
  931. direction
  932. weapon
  933. employee
  934. cultural
  935. contain
  936. peace
  937. head
  938. control
  939. base
  940. pain
  941. apply
  942. play
  943. measure
  944. wide
  945. shake
  946. fly
  947. interview
  948. manage
  949. chair
  950. fish
  951. particular
  952. camera
  953. structure
  954. politics
  955. perform
  956. bit
  957. weight
  958. suddenly
  959. discover
  960. candidate
  961. top
  962. production
  963. treat
  964. trip
  965. evening
  966. affect
  967. inside
  968. conference
  969. unit
  970. best
  971. style
  972. adult
  973. worry
  974. range 
  975. mention – “Can you mention me in your story?”
  976. rather – “Rather than focusing on the bad things, let’s be grateful for the good things.”
  977. far – “I don’t want to move far from my family.”
  978. deep – “That poem about life is deep.”
  979. front – “Please face front.”
  980. edge – “Please do not stand so close to the edge of the cliff.”
  981. individual – “These potato chips are in an individual serving size package.”
  982. specific – “Could you be more specific?”
  983. writer – “You are a good writer.”
  984. trouble – “Stay out of trouble.”
  985. necessary – “It is necessary to sleep.”
  986. throughout – “Throughout my life I have always enjoyed reading.”
  987. challenge – “I challenge you to do better.”
  988. fear – “Do you have any fears?”
  989. shoulder – “You do not have to shoulder all the work on your own.”
  990. institution – “Have you attended any institution of higher learning?”
  991. middle – “I am a middle child with one older brother and one younger sister.”
  992. sea – “I want to sail the seven seas.”
  993. dream – “I have a dream.”
  994. bar – “A bar is a place where alcohol is served.”
  995. beautiful – “You are beautiful.”
  996. property – “Do you own property, like a house?”
  997. instead – “Instead of eating cake I will have fruit.”
  998. improve – “I am always looking for ways to improve.”
  999. stuff – “When I moved, I realized I have a lot of stuff!”
  1000. claim – “I claim to be a fast reader, but actually I am average.”

Today's Question

Arrange the following words of Chomsky in chronological order in which they appeared: (i) Current issues in Linguistic Theory (ii) Syntactic...