Most Common English Words (no. 21)

The 21st most common English word is “this“. As a pronoun it is used to show which person, object, idea, etc. is being talked about:

  • This is the book I want to read.
  • You need milk for this recipe.

This” can also be used as an adverb and it means “as much as shown”:

  • If I had known summer would be this hot here, I would have gone to Hokkaido instead.
  • She jumped this high.