Common English Words List
On this page you'll find a downloadable list of common English words that I created that are free for you to use.
I had this brilliant concept that needed a tag style search engine. Only the idea wasn't brilliant so now I just have a list of common English words. Basically a list of Stop Words.
What Types of English words are on this List?
This list of words includes articles, conjunctions, prepositions, and contractions - the parts of the English language that don't get capitalized in headlines when using title case.
Most Common Words in English
I created the list by analyzing a whole bunch of online news articles using a script I wrote. This allowed me to quickly generate a pretty good list of the most commonly used words in the eglish vocabulary.
I'm sure there's a few words that you'll want to add to the list but it should be a pretty good starting point if you need a stop words list.
The contractions list contains some words that aren't, strictly speaking, contractions and some very archaic text contractions which you might want to edit out depending on your purposes.
If you use any of the downloads, it would be nice if you could provide a link back to this site. But I'm not going to insist on it since I'm not that pushy and you never listen to me anyways ;)
Common English Words
Here's a list of a 186 of the most commonly used words in every day english vocabulary.
'tis, 'twas, a, able, about, across, after, ain't, all, almost, also, am, among, an, and, any, are, aren't, as, at, be, because, been, but, by, can, can't, cannot, could, could've, couldn't, dear, did, didn't, do, does, doesn't, don't, either, else, ever, every, for, from, get, got, had, has, hasn't, have, he, he'd, he'll, he's, her, hers, him, his, how, how'd, how'll, how's, however, i, i'd, i'll, i'm, i've, if, in, into, is, isn't, it, it's, its, just, least, let, like, likely, may, me, might, might've, mightn't, most, must, must've, mustn't, my, neither, no, nor, not, of, off, often, on, only, or, other, our, own, rather, said, say, says, shan't, she, she'd, she'll, she's, should, should've, shouldn't, since, so, some, than, that, that'll, that's, the, their, them, then, there, there's, these, they, they'd, they'll, they're, they've, this, tis, to, too, twas, us, wants, was, wasn't, we, we'd, we'll, we're, were, weren't, what, what'd, what's, when, when, when'd, when'll, when's, where, where'd, where'll, where's, which, while, who, who'd, who'll, who's, whom, why, why'd, why'll, why's, will, with, won't, would, would've, wouldn't, yet, you, you'd, you'll, you're, you've, your
Downloadable files for these english word llists are available from the bulleted list below.
Download Stop Word Lists
- Common English words list as a csv
- Common English words list as a csv (with contractions included)
- Common English words list (3 letters and up) as a csv
- Common English words list (3 letters plus) as a csv (with contractions included)
I also have a seperate page that has a just English contractions list.
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