100 Common Nouns in English

Do you know the most common nouns in English?

Here is a noun list to help you learn them! Also check out our posts on 10 types of nouns and irregular plural nouns… and you can find many more noun examples here.

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1.      time
2.      year
3.      people
4.      way
5.      day
6.      man
7.      thing
8.      woman
9.      life
10.    child
11.    world
12.    school
13.    state
14.    family
15.    student
16.    group
17.    country
18.    problem
19.    hand
20.    part
21.    place
22.    case
23.    week
24.    company
25.    system
26.    program
27.    question
28.    work
29.    government
30.    number
31.    night
32.    point
33.    home
34.    water
35.    room
36.    mother
37.    area
38.    money
39.    story
40.    fact
41.    month
42.    lot
43.    right
44.    study
45.    book
46.    eye
47.    job
48.    word
49.    business
50.    issue
51.    side
52.    kind
53.    head
54.    house
55.    service
56.    friend
57.    father
58.    power
59.    hour
60.    game
61.    line
62.    end
63.    member
64.    law
65.    car
66.    city
67.    community
68.    name
69.    president
70.    team
71.    minute
72.    idea
73.    kid
74.    body
75.    information
76.    back
77.    parent
78.    face
79.    others
80.    level
81.    office
82.    door
83.    health
84.    person
85.    art
86.    war
87.    history
88.    party
89.    result
90.    change
91.    morning
92.    reason
93.    research
94.    girl
95.    guy
96.    moment
97.    air
98.    teacher
99.    force
100.  education

This list of 100 common nouns in English was selected from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) by Brigham Young University.

Example sentences with common nouns

Here are some sentences showing how to use these common nouns in English. Keep in mind, however, that many nouns have multiple meanings – so this is just one example of how to use each word.

  1. Time: It’s essential to manage your time wisely to be productive.
  2. Year: The year 2023 is flying by faster than I expected.
  3. People: People from all walks of life gathered to celebrate the festival.
  4. Way: There’s more than one way to solve this problem.
  5. Day: Every day is a new opportunity to make a positive change.
  6. Man: The man who found the lost wallet returned it to its owner.
  7. Thing: I have too many things on my to-do list.
  8. Woman: She is a remarkable woman who has achieved so much in her career.
  9. Life: Life is full of ups and downs, but it’s important to stay positive.
  10. Child: The child laughed and played in the park with his friends.
  11. World: The world is a vast and diverse place with countless cultures.
  12. School: Going back to school after summer vacation can be both exciting and nerve-wracking.
  13. State: California is a beautiful state with diverse landscapes.
  14. Family: Spending quality time with family is essential for a strong bond.
  15. Student: The student studied diligently for the upcoming exam.
  16. Group: The group of friends decided to go on a hiking trip together.
  17. Country: My best friend is from another country.
  18. Problem: Solving complex problems requires creative thinking.
  19. Hand: He extended his hand to help her up after she tripped.
  20. Part: Each part of the machine has a specific function.
  21. Place: Let’s find a quiet place to have our discussion.
  22. Case: In this particular case, the evidence is overwhelming.
  23. Week: I’m looking forward to the weekend after a long and busy week.
  24. Company: Her company is a leader in the tech industry.
  25. System: The new operating system offers improved performance.
  26. Program: She enrolled in a coding program to enhance her skills.
  27. Question: If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
  28. Work: Hard work and dedication are key to success.
  29. Government: The government implemented new policies to address climate change.
  30. Number: The number of participants in the event exceeded our expectations.
  31. Night: The night sky was filled with stars.
  32. Point: He made an important point during the meeting.
  33. Home: There’s no place like home.
  34. Water: Drinking enough water is crucial for staying hydrated.
  35. Room: The room was decorated beautifully for the party.
  36. Mother: His mother always cooked his favorite meal when he visited.
  37. Area: The park is a popular recreational area for families.
  38. Money: Saving money for the future is a wise financial decision.
  39. Story: She shared an inspiring success story with her colleagues.
  40. Fact: It’s important to base your arguments on facts and evidence.
  41. Month: July is my favorite month because of the warm weather.
  42. Lot: There’s a lot to do before the project deadline.
  43. Right: Everyone has the right to express their opinions.
  44. Study: He decided to study psychology in college.
  45. Book: The book I’m reading is a thrilling mystery novel.
  46. Eye: She has beautiful green eyes.
  47. Job: Finding a job in this competitive market can be challenging.
  48. Word: Her harsh words really hurt my feelings.
  49. Business: The small business grew rapidly in just a few years.
  50. Issue: Climate change is a pressing global issue.
  51. Side: She stood by her friend’s side through thick and thin.
  52. Kind: What kind of music do you like?
  53. Head: The small child bumped her head on the chair.
  54. House: Their house is located in a quiet neighborhood.
  55. Service: The customer service at this restaurant is exceptional.
  56. Friend: A true friend is always there when you need them.
  57. Father: His father taught him valuable life lessons.
  58. Power: With great power comes great responsibility.
  59. Hour: The meeting is scheduled for one hour.
  60. Game: They played a thrilling game of chess.
  61. Line: There was a long line at the ticket counter.
  62. End: The end of the movie left everyone in tears.
  63. Member: She’s been a dedicated member of the club for years.
  64. Law: It’s essential to respect the rule of law in any society.
  65. Car: His new car is a sleek and modern sedan.
  66. City: My grandparents live in a large city on the coast.
  67. Community: The local community organized a charity event.
  68. Name: He looks familiar, but I don’t know his name.
  69. President: The president addressed the nation in a televised speech.
  70. Team: The soccer team won the championship.
  71. Minute: The speaker talked for about twenty minutes.
  72. Idea: She had a brilliant idea for a new invention.
  73. Kid: The kids were excited about the upcoming field trip.
  74. Body: Regular exercise is good for both the mind and body.
  75. Information: The internet provides a wealth of information.
  76. Back: He carried the heavy bags on his back.
  77. Parent: Both parents play a vital role in a child’s upbringing.
  78. Face: Her face lit up with joy when she saw the surprise.
  79. Others: Let’s consider the opinions of others in our decision-making.
  80. Level: She reached a high level of expertise in her field.
  81. Office: The office was bustling with activity during the workday.
  82. Door: Please close the door behind you.
  83. Health: Good health is the foundation of a happy life.
  84. Person: Each person has their own unique perspective.
  85. Art: The art gallery showcased a variety of contemporary pieces.
  86. War: War should always be a last resort in international conflicts.
  87. History: Learning from history helps us avoid repeating mistakes.
  88. Party: They hosted a lively birthday party for their friend.
  89. Result: The scientists discussed the results of the experiment.
  90. Change: Embracing change can lead to personal growth.
  91. Morning: I have a dentist appointment tomorrow morning.
  92. Reason: There’s a reason behind every decision we make.
  93. Research: The research paper presented groundbreaking findings.
  94. Girl: The girl in the red dress danced gracefully.
  95. Guy: The guy at the counter was friendly and helpful.
  96. Moment: I stopped running for a few moments to catch my breath.
  97. Air: The fresh mountain air is invigorating.
  98. Teacher: A good teacher can inspire a lifelong love of learning.
  99. Force: The police used force to apprehend the suspect.
  100. Education: Education is the key to a brighter future.

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