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331 most common English verbs

These are the top 331 verbs from the 3500 most common words in native English, according to the Macmillan Essential Dictionary

 
accept
care
could
enjoy
happen
lead
open
reduce
settle
teach
account
carry
count
examine
hate
learn
order
refer
shake
tell
achieve
catch
cover
exist
have
leave
ought
reflect
shall
tend
act
cause
create
expect
head
lend
own
refuse
share
test
add
change
cross
experience
hear
let
pass
regard
shoot
thank
admit
charge
cry
explain
help
lie
pay
relate
should
think
affect
check
cut
express
hide
like
perform
release
shout
throw
afford
choose
damage
extend
hit
limit
pick
remain
show
touch
agree
claim
dance
face
hold
link
place
remember
shut
train
aim
clean
deal
fail
hope
listen
plan
remove
sing
travel
allow
clear
decide
fall
hurt
live
play
repeat
sit
treat
answer
climb
deliver
fasten
identify
look
point
replace
sleep
try
appear
close
demand
feed
imagine
lose
prefer
reply
smile
turn
apply
collect
deny
feel
improve
love
prepare
report
sort
understand
argue
come
depend
fight
include
make
present
represent
sound
use
arrange
commit
describe
fill
increase
manage
press
require
speak
used to
arrive
compare
design
find
indicate
mark
prevent
rest
stand
visit
ask
complain
destroy
finish
influence
matter
produce
result
start
vote
attack
complete
develop
fit
inform
may
promise
return
state
wait
avoid
concern
die
fly
intend
mean
protect
reveal
stay
walk
base
confirm
disappear
fold
introduce
measure
prove
ring
stick
want
be
connect
discover
follow
invite
meet
provide
rise
stop
warn
beat
consider
discuss
force
involve
mention
publish
roll
study
wash
become
consist
divide
forget
join
might
pull
run
succeed
watch
begin
contact
do
forgive
jump
mind
push
save
suffer
wear
believe
contain
draw
form
keep
miss
put
say
suggest
will
belong
continue
dress
found
kick
move
raise
see
suit
win
break
contribute
drink
gain
kill
must
reach
seem
supply
wish
build
control
drive
get
knock
need
read
sell
support
wonder
burn
cook
drop
give
know
notice
realize
send
suppose
work
buy
copy
eat
go
last
obtain
receive
separate
survive
worry
call
correct
enable
grow
laugh
occur
recognize
serve
take
would
can
cost
encourage
handle
lay
offer
record
set
talk
write
   
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updated 11/10/05