Talk:Most common words in English

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Confiusing and confused[change source]

I don't understand this article. I checked the references. The first two do not seem to have any lists at all. The later ref has a list, but it is not of lemmas, rather of actual words (called "word forms"). In addition, that list is based on literature -- which is perhaps why the word "case" comes in so high (maybe due to "In case"). In any case, this list is a little suspect, and the article confusing. Kdammers (talk) 05:06, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Everyone's entitled to their opinion. I've added to the intro a definition of what is meant by a word (in this context). Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:56, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

short lists[change source]

Why does the noun list have only 21 words? (I can guess that the prep list is short because of rarity of additional preps.) Kdammers (talk) 15:53, 30 April 2015 (UTC)