most popular verb

Have you ever wondered what the five most common verbs in the English language are? Well, now you can find out! In reverse order, here are the most common English verbs!

Engola verbs

5. Get

Get can be used to say almost anything. Get what I’m saying? If not, get up, get yourself a dictionary and see if you can get the idea. It means ‘to receive’, ‘to buy’, ‘to become’; it means almost anything you want it to.

4. Say/speak

When you first speak a language, it’s important to be able to say whether you can speak it or not. “Do you speak English? Because I would like to ask you if you want to buy this fantastic pair of sunglasses for only $999.” “Sorry, I speak only Japanese.” “What did you say?”

most popular verbs did

3. Do

English verbs are complicated. Do is not. Do is very simple. It’s all about doing things, completing an action. Which is why we use it all the time. “Have you done your homework?”

2. Have

Have: to have a baby, or to have a baby?* One of them only parents can do, one of them only a mother can do! Think about that one for a second. It is also used as an auxiliary (I have been shopping. I have had a coffee.).

*Answer at the bottom of the page.

1. Be

So here we are, ‘be’ is the most popular verb in the English language! “To be, or not to be? That is the question.”

most common English verbs

*Have can be used for possession and to signify an action. E.g. “I have a dog and my dog is currently having a coffee.”

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