50 most common verbs in English

This list gives the 50 most frequent verbs in English in alphabetical order. Understanding how to use these verbs is a high priority for any English learner. Mastering verbs is a cornerstone of a strong English vocabulary because it allows you to describe actions and states of being. Verbs are powerful vocabulary words becuase they can be conjugated to discuss the past or the future, hypothetical situations or possibilities. Even with just 50 common verbs in your toolbox, as well as some other types of words, you can communicate many things in English.

ask
be
become
begin
call
can
come
could
do
feel
find
get
give
go
have
hear
help
keep
know
leave
let
like
live
look
make
may
mean
might
move
need
play
put
run
say
see
seem
should
show
start
take
talk
tell
think
try
turn
use
want
will
work
would