What Are the Most Common Words in English?

The five English words that are used more than any others in the language are, in order: the, of, and, to, a.

The second five most common words are: in, that, is, I, and it. But the most common word in conversation is, I, of course!

The letter e is the most common in our language. But the letter that begins the most English words is t.

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