High Frequency Words: Definition & Examples


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High frequency words are those that…

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1. Which of these is a proper noun appearing among the 1,200 most commonly used English words?

2. Which of these is NOT an auxiliary word that is frequently employed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of high frequency words. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include a description of high frequency words as well as the most commonly used word in the English language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Description of high frequency words
  • High frequency words examples
  • Words that have the same spelling and pronunciation but different meanings
  • The most commonly used word in the English language

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on high frequency words
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of high frequency words
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding high frequency words
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about high frequency words

Additional Learning

To learn more about language, review the accompanying lesson on High Frequency Words: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the meaning of high frequency words
  • List at least five high frequency words discussed in the lesson
  • Define homonym and explain why some homonyms are high frequency words
  • Know the most commonly used word in the English language