Thursday, June 22, 2006

The most frequentely occuring noun in English:

Earlier today, we asked what is the most frequently occurring noun in English, wel, the trick is that the most frequently used words are short 'function words' (such as "the,' "of", etc...) whose main purpose is to join other, longer words rather than determine the meaning of a sentence.
So what is really interesting is the frequency of 'content words'. According to the Oxford English Corpus, the most common noun is time, followed by person, and year, followed by way and day. Don't you feel a little bit more knowledgeable now?

I understand (as Bush might say) you may find the whole thing boring, but if you have nothing else to do here's more:
Nouns Verbs Adjectives
1 time
2 person
3 year
4 way
5 day
6 thing
7 man
8 world
9 life
10 hand
11 part
12 child
13 eye
14 woman
15 place
16 work
17 week
18 case
19 point
20 government
21 company
22 number
23 group
24 problem
25 fact
1 be
2 have
3 do
4 say
5 get
6 make
7 go
8 know
9 take
10 see
11 come
12 think
13 look
14 want
15 give
16 use
17 find
18 tell
19 ask
20 work
21 seem
22 feel
23 try
24 leave
25 call
1 good
2 new
3 first
4 last
5 long
6 great
7 little
8 own
9 other
10 old
11 right
12 big
13 high
14 different
15 small
16 large
17 next
18 early
19 young
20 important
21 few
22 public
23 bad
24 same
25 able

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