Do you know the 100 most common words in the English language?

@GardenGerty (127126)
United States
November 18, 2009 10:32pm CST
http://www.sporcle.com/games/common_english_words.php This is not a referral link but will take you to a challenge. The timer is set for 12 minutes and there are spaces for the 100 most common words in the English language. I am a little disappointed, as I only scored 46. Do you like brain games? I think this site has more.
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27 responses
@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Nov 09
hi gardengerty woohoo I Aced the thing I had one hundred fifty so got all the one hundred words. wow I did not think I could do that. what a feeling. I am not as dumb as I thought I was. i love brain games and go to a mental fitness class every friday' afternoon here at Gold Crest. I really do do pretty well too if I do s ay so myself. I try to do this so I will not get senile or get alzenheimers disease.
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@drannhh (15237)
• United States
19 Nov 09
awesome!
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
19 Nov 09
Wow, Hatley, you go girl!!! You also have some good dexterity to type them all.
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@drannhh (15237)
• United States
19 Nov 09
Yes, I like that sort of thing. I got 67 before the timer ran out; but it is late and I am a bit tired, so I did not use a strategy before starting. Immediately I realized that I was not remembering which words I used already, so that slowed me down. Then of course I thought of more after the time ran out
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
You did really well. Even if tired.
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• Malaysia
19 Nov 09
I got 63 only. At first I thought I have to write next to the numbers. As English is not my first language, I am happy with the result. The first word I typed was 'I' he he... and followed by 'you'. I could do more, but maybe next time he he... I like brain games because the feeling of achievement is different from normal games. This one after I have finished, I could really feel the satisfaction that I have learned something new and become more knowledgeable. Thanks!
@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
You did really well.
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• Malaysia
19 Nov 09
I will if it is challenging. Do not be disappointed. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Believe me, it is true.
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
You are right about heading for success.
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@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
19 Nov 09
Hey Gerty! That was hard! I only scored 41! And I could have sworn there were some that I had put in that didn't take! But, who was I going to fight with!lol I love brain games! But, then sometimes it ends up making me just feel not as smart as I think I am!lol But, it still is fun! Thanks for that one!
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
19 Nov 09
You probably know the words, and just did not realize they were so common.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
19 Nov 09
Has to be a lot of boring words on that list. the, to, it, etc. I'm a word game person, my husband is a math game person although we both like clue and things like that. I like www.freerice.com , but I think I've told people that a few times by now. Not really a word game, more tests, but it involves words and feeding people, so I like it. It's fun to find games you like. Glad you're finding some. Brain games are supposed to keep Alzheimers away.
@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Yes, I have done freerice. They have increased the levels, as well. When I started you could only go to level 50
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@pergammano (7690)
• Canada
19 Nov 09
Good morning, GardenGerty! I love games...fitting the time in for them is another thing. I truly am thankful you have given me this link, my son will be off my back now! He is forever chiding me for the fact, that the only game that I play is "Free Cell", which of course, came with Windows. My fear has always been, that I end up with so much "internet garbage" cookies, etc., after I have been on sites, it takes forever (or so it seems every morning} to run a sweep. I know that I am missing a lot! Just a quick aside, but got an e-mail (Snopes checked)that awful "Hallmark" card thing is running around again...so DO NOT open anything that says "Hallmark" card, even from your best friend! Have a great weekend! Cheers!
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Thanks for the warning. Have you tried freerice.com? I have not gotten any viruses there.
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
19 Nov 09
I'm very disappointed, myself. I only scored 1 out of 100. This was fun, though. Thank you for posting this. Yes, I like brain games. I might want to try some others from this site, too. Kathy.
@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
19 Nov 09
Looks like they have a lot to offer.
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@celticeagle (124394)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Nov 09
I love brain games! I really enjoyed the game. I do alot of the free word games online from time to time. They are such fun and being a writer they are great! I thought I would score much higher also. I think I got about 30 or so. The first time through, haven't tried it again. Fun though. Thanks for turning me on to yet another thing to keep me busy and to send to friends and so forth.
@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
When my friend told me about it she said it made her think of me. I did enjoy it.
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@celticeagle (124394)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Nov 09
Aren't friends grand? Thanks again for sharing it.
@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
19 Nov 09
That was really hard to do. I am disappointed too, I only got 43 words. I do like brain games, one of my favorite games is Scrabble, I love that game.
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Polly, you and I probably overthought things.
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@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
20 Nov 09
LOL, sounds good to me, neither one of us are dummies, we both do have a bain.
@mommaj (22870)
• United States
19 Nov 09
I got 79 out of 100 but there were words that I typed in that didn't take. I know this for sure because of opposites. It was a fun game and I was surprised I knew so many and the computer wouldn't take them all. Interesting challenge. This will keep our minds active. LOL
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Sometimes when you are starting a word, like into, it will take in, and go on. It was hard sometimes to get them both.
@mommaj (22870)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Actually, the problem I had was with he and him. I got she in the system and I tried he but it wouldn't take. I tried a second time because I figured if it took she it had to have he. It just wouldn't. LOL I don't care it was just for fun, but still it was a little discouraging. LOL Maybe we should take a psychology test afterward. I think I may be a poor sport. HEHE.
@bjcyrix (6907)
• Philippines
19 Nov 09
Mind games! I love those kinds of games! I have tried that trivia quiz test that you posted and surprisingly I got 55 out of the 100. When I saw the words that Ive missed, I went "".LOL Those really were the most common words used. I actually use quite a lot of them myself. That's why Im also slightly surprised that those words didnt come to me during that test. Well, it was good fun and I have explored a bit of the site. Im actually in the middle of a test when I remembered that I still have to respond to your discussion. I finished the test first since there is a time limit. Im going to enjoy taking all the tests there, even the entertainment ones. Thanks so much for sharing this site!^_^
@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
There are some really fun things on that site.
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@bjcyrix (6907)
• Philippines
20 Nov 09
Yep, I have tried most of the quizzes on there. It was a bit disconcerting to find that there is a "Give Up" button because when Im getting impatient or just with the thought that I can know the answers sooner, I just easily give up.
• United States
19 Nov 09
This was a lot of fun, and also a lot harder then I thought. Wow. I thought I knew a lot more of the most common words in our language but I was wrong! I only got a 40 out of 100.... I probably could of gotten more but I gave up and pressed quit on the timer. lol
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
until I accidentally got a few, I felt like quitting.
@savypat (20244)
• United States
19 Nov 09
What fun I did very badly, I am not good under pressure, but I did get all the colors of the rainbow, in another game. That one was much more my speed. Thanks
@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I will need to play some more. They probably do me more good than playing bejeweled.
@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
19 Nov 09
I do like brain games. That is the reason I like being in mylot as it provides enough brain exercise for me. I sure look into the link that you provide to give me alternatives. Thanks
@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Have fun, Zandi, and enjoy it.
@niuniu1 (166)
• China
19 Nov 09
intersting game,i like it,i and one of my friend scored 54,i like brain games,thanks for your kindness.here i give you another interesting famous game.clike the link below please.http://www.qzone.cc/zhuanti/50seconds/
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I will have to look at that.
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
19 Nov 09
I scored 56. I don't know what does it mean, maybe it means I didn't do well. I should practise more. The game is funny, I think. I like this kind of game. Thanks for sharing, GardenGerty. Happy everyday!
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
You did good, it is not a measure of how smart you are, just how good you are at figuring out what is common.
• Cambodia
19 Nov 09
Thanks for your sharing. I hope I will increase my English with this.
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
good luck on your pursuit of English.
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
19 Nov 09
That was 12 minutes well spent. Thank you so much. It was fun. I scored 58. Not very bad.
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Very good, in fact.
@ra1787 (501)
• Italy
19 Nov 09
very nice game, i've guessed only 59. I am definetely checking the other games on this site.
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@GardenGerty (127126)
• United States
20 Nov 09
59 is good.