Top 50 Most Commonly Used Words in English

By Tracey Wood

Part of Teaching Kids to Spell For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your child must spell some words by automatic reflex, because she’ll use them time and time again. Here are the 50 most common words of all — the ones you need to help her get to know really well:

the he at but there
of was be not use
and for this what an
a on have all each
to are from were which
in as or we she
is with ine when do
you his had your how
that they by can their
it I word said if