In 1930 Charles Kay Ogden published “Basic English: A General Introduction with Rules and Grammar”. In it he described the first 850 words of Basic English. I was lucky enough to find a digital copy (of sorts) at a fantastic site dedicated to Odgen’s work on Basic English.
Having access to this work inspired me to clean up the dictionary to produce a version which is (almost) totally self contained: every word in the examples and expansions are themselves defined. It's not perfect as I didn't fully understand the format of the original document until after I'd done much of the work.
The result of my work is below. For every entry there is the word, its forms, its types (eg “noun”), an expansion, and a number of examples (separated by “;”). In examples, a word is highlighted if it is a form of the parent word.
a (an) adjectiveabout (about to be) prepositionaccount (accounts) nounacid (acidly) adjective, nounact (acted, acting, action, actions, actor, actors, acts) nounaddition (additions) nounadjustment (adjustments) nounadvertisement (advertisements) nounagainst prepositionagreement (agreements) nounair (airing, airs) nounall adjective, adverb, pronounamong prepositionamount (amounts) nounamusement (amusements) nounand conjunctionanger (angrily, angry) nounangle (angles) nounany adjective, adverb, pronounapparatus (apparatuses) nounarch (arched, archer, arches, arching) nounargument (arguments) nounarm (armed, arming, arms) nounarmy (armies) nounart nounas adverb, conjunction, pronounattack (attack, attacked, attacking, attacks) nounattempt (attempted, attempting, attempts) nounattention nounattraction nounautomatic (automatically) adjectivebaby (babies) nounback (backed, backer, backing) nounbad (badly, worse, worst)balance (balanced, balancer, balancing) nounband (banded, bander, banding)base (based, baser, basing) nounbath (bathed, bather, bathing)be (am, are, became, become, been, being, is, was, were) auxiliary, verbbeautiful (beautifully, unbeautiful)bed (bedded, bedder, bedding, beds)beforebehavior (behaviors) nounbelief (beliefs) nounbetweenbirth (birth) nounbit (biting, bits) nounbite (bites, biting) nounbitter (bitterly)blade (blades)blood nounblow (blows) nounboard (boarded, boarder, boarding, boards)body (bodies) nounboiling (boiler)bone (boned, boner, bones, boning)book (booked, booker, booking, books)box (boxed, boxer, boxes, boxing)brain (brained, brainer, braining, brains)branch (branched, brancher, branches, branching)breath (breathed, breather, breathing) nounbrick (bricked, bricker, bricking, bricks)broken (unbroken)building (build, builder, building, buildings, builds) nounburn (burned, burner, burning) nounburst nounbusiness (businesses) nounbutbya house by the river; he went by me on the road; picture by the very good painter; go by train; troubled by ants; covered by insurance; punishment by death; time goes by quickly; he was on an island by himself; he had to make everything by hand; i was working there by night day; i had come across some coal on the island by chance; by the way, have you ever been down a coal mine; no smoking, by order; a young miner got the simple words by heart in less than a week; he got the word order into his head by slow degrees; little by little, bit by bit, day by day, he got expert at the special uses; he is coming here at 4, by this clock take by surprise; a story by word of mouth; side by side; come by tomorrow; playing by ear; by request.cake (caked, caker, cakes, caking)card (cards) nouncare nouncarriage (carriages) nouncause (caused, causer, causing) nouncertain (certainly, uncertain) adjectivechain (chained, chainer, chaining) nounchalk (chalked, chalker, chalking) nounchance (chanced, chancer, chances, chancing) nounchange (changed, changer, changes, changing, unchanged) nounchemical (chemically, unchemical) adjective, nounchurch (churches) nouncircle (circled, circler, circling) nounclean (cleaned, cleaner, cleaning, cleanly, unclean) adjectiveclear (cleared, clearer, clearing, clearly, unclear) adjectivecloth (clothed, clother, clothing) noun, transitivecloud (clouded, clouder, clouding, clouds) nouncoat (coated, coater, coating) nouncold (colder, coldest) adjectivecome (came, comes, coming) verbcome into the house; thoughts come into the mind; nations come into existence; 1 page comes after another; his name comes at the end; prices will come down; the sea comes in; he came first in the list; in the coming year; boats come and go; buttons come off; these words come out of a book; the story came to my ears; all these examples come under 1 rule; flowers come up; the sun comes up; it comes up to my hopes; the governments will come to an agreement a decision about the taxes; the train came to a stop at the station; strange facts have come to light; a newspaper man came across some private papers under the seat; how did this come about; your fears may not come true; come to blows; come to grips; come to one’s senses; it comes to this; come up for discussion; come into line; come into play; come round; men come out.comfort (comforted, comforter, comforting) nouncommon (commonly, uncommon) adjectivecompany (companies) nouncompetition nouncomplete (completed, completely, completer, completing, completly, incomplete) adjectivecomplex (uncomplex) adjective, nouncondition (conditioned, conditioner, conditioning) nounconnection nounconscious (consciously, unconscious) adjectivecontrol (controlled, controller, controlling) nouncopper (coppered, copperer, coppering) nouncopy (copies, copyed, copyer, copying) nouncord (corded, corder, cording) nouncountry (countries) nouncover (covered, coverer, covering, covers) nouncredit (credited, crediting, creditor) nouncrush (crushed, crusher, crushing) nouncry (cried, cryer, crying) nouncurrent adjective, nouncurtain (curtained, curtainer, curtaining) nouncurve (curved, curver, curving) nouncut (cutter, cutting, uncut) adjective, noundamage (damaged, damager, damages, damaging) noundanger nounday (days) noundead adjectivedear (dearly) adjective, noundeath noundecision noundeep (deeply) adjective, adverbdegree (degrees) noundelicate (delicatly) adjectivedifferent (differently) adjectivedirection (directions) noundirty (dirtier, dirtydirtied, dirtying) adjectivediscovery (discoveries) noundiscussion (discussions) noundisgust (disgusted, disguster, disgusting) noundistance noundistribution noundivision noundo (did, doer, does, doing, doings, done) auxiliary, verbdo a kind act; do the right thing; do the cleaning; do music; do nothing; do wrong; this will do for a curtain; i do not keep dogs; he did not see me; do you go to see plays; i made an offer and so did he; give an account of one’s doings; the bricks will do damage to the window; they did well badly in the test; do one’s best; have nothing to do with; how do you do; i have done with the paper; do one’s bit; do trade in; do 1 good.doubt (doubted, doubter, doubting, doubts) noundown adverb, prepositiongo down a mountain; the sun goes down; put the pot down; take down words; the story has come down from the past; he took a walk down the street; if you are good at fighting, that is no reason for looking down on lovers of peace; he let his friend down; put one’s foot down about something; put the smash down to the wet road.drain (drained, drainer, draining) noundress (dressed, dresser, dresses, dressing) noundrink (drinks) noundriving (drive, driver) adjective, noundrop (dropped, dropper, dropping) noundry (dried, dryer, drying) adjectivedust (dusted, duster, dusting) nounear (ears) nounearly (earlier, earliest) adjective, adverbeast adjective, adverbeducation nouneffect (effected, effecter, effecting) nounelectric (electrically, electricity) adjectiveend (ended, ender, ending) nounenough adjective, adverb, nounequal (equally, equaly, unequal) adjective, nouneven adverbever (never) adverbevery (each) adjective, pronounexample (examples) nounexchange (exchanged, exchanger, exchanging) nounexistence nounexpansion nounexperience (experienced, experiencer, experiences, experiencing) nounexpert (expertly, experts, inexpert, inexpertly) nouneye (eyed, eyeing, eyer, eyes) nounface (faced, facer, facing) nounfall nounfalse (falsely) adjectivefamily nounfar (farther, farthest, further, furthest) adjective, adverb.farm (farmed, farmer, farming, farms) nounfear (feared, fearer, fearing, fears) nounfeeble (feebly) adjectivefeeling (feeler, feelers, feelings) adjective, nounfertile (infertile) adjectivefight (fighting) nounfinger (fingered, fingerer, fingering, fingers) nounfire (fired, firer, fires, firing) nounfirst adjective, adverb, nounfish (fish, fished, fisher, fishes, fishing, or) nounfixed (fixedly, unfixed) adjectiveflat adjective, adverbfloor (floored, floorer, flooring) nounflower (flowered, flowerer, flowering, flowers) nounfold (folded, folder, folding) noun.foot (feet) nounfor prepositiona place for dancing; desire for food; time for thought; go for the letters; put up for offers; payment for goods; acting for another; a is for apple; ready for bed; need for acting; noted for wines; good enough for him; timed for tomorrow; be for a person; waiting for someone; sailing for a new land; hoping for peace; looking for a letter; send for him; he has no regret for his acts; for example, he was cruel to his sister; he was responsible for her death; he went away for this reason; he kept away for fear of the law; he will go to prison for the first second and so on time; he will be there for a long time; there is no cause for protest; every judge would say the same, word for word; men are like animals, but for their brains; side of the law; in exchange for; as for that; have an eye for; the worse for drink; for all that; for ever saying the same thing; for it was untrue; for my part; for the most part; go in for; for short; come up for discussion; an ear for music; make things warm for a person; put in for; in time for.force (forced, forcer, forces, forcing) nounfork (forked, forker, forking) nounform (formed, former, forming, forms) nounforward adjective, adverbframe (framed, framer, framing) nounfree (freed, freing, frer, unfre) adjectivefrequent (frequently, frequenty, infrequent) adjectivefrom prepositiongo from a place; come back a year from now; 10 miles from the sea; letter from a friend; away from the point; free from danger; get profit from a business; a mark from a blow; from 10 to 20; it is clear from the facts; the future will be different from the past; his ideas took form from day to day year to year.front (fronted, fronter, fronting) adjective, nounfull (fully) adjectivefuture adjectivegarden (gardened, gardener, gardening) nounget (gets, getting, got) verbget money; get work; get a disease; get control help; talk gets about; get facts into one’s head; get a tooth out; get a secret out of a person; get over a disease; get through money; he will get the tree up with a spade; he got up a tree; getting up in the morning is hard for some; get food ready; did he get his book printed; get married 1; it was his hope to get a book out every year; he said he would get a play up for advertisement; but he did not get on well with the chief actor; he got himself into bad ways through drink; he got himself out of doing any more work; get at the facts and so on; get to work on the work named.give (gave, given, giver, gives, giving) verbgive milk to the cat; give time attention to work; give the bell a push give trouble; give news about; give away money; give away a secret; give off steam; give out light; food was given round; the income for a given year; mothers give birth to babies; she gave her word to the family that she would take care of the little boy; the wall gave back the sound of a strange voice; they did not give up hope till the news was certain; newspapers are given to printing false statements; do not let.glove (gloved, glover, gloves, gloving) noungo (goes, going, gone, went) verbgo away from a person; go after a rat; time goes by; they went for a swim; he did not go into details; go over accounts; go through a room; go through a story; roads go to the sea; go to work; the clock is going; the song goes like this; the books go here; go far; go fishing; go free; go without food; everything has gone wrong; the color of the walls did not go with my dress; an old man in the front had gone to sleep; something the gun went off with a loud noise; the light fire went out in the middle of my talk; i am going to make a protest to the electricity company; gone to seed; let oneself go; go on a system; have a go at; as far as it goes.gold adjective, noungood (best, better, goods) adjective.government (governments) noungreat (greatly) adjectivegrip (gripped, gripper, gripping, grips) noungroup (grouped, grouper, grouping, groups) noungrowth nounguide (guided, guider, guiding) nounhair (hairs, hairy) nounhand (handed, hander, handing, hands) nountake a book in one’s hand; put one’s hand on; hand up; handing round the plates; a note was handed to him; left-handed; writing a good hand; the hand of the clock; on the 1 the other hand; at first second hand; take in hand; make by hand; have one’s hand full; get off one’s hand; ready to hand; be in someone’s hand; on hand; hand in hand.hanging (hanger) adjective, nounhappy (happier, happily, unhappily, unhappy) adjectivehard (hardy) adjective, adverbhave (had, has, having)have property; have arms; have a friend; have a desire; have a thought; have control of something; have a drink; have arguments ready; have one’s leg broken; he has done it; it has been done; i had done nothing; i had a talk with him this morning; his arguments had no effect on me; our thoughts have no existence outside our heads; they have to go into such questions because of their interest.he (her, hers, him, his, it, its, she, their, theirs, them, they) pronounhe is kind; i saw him yesterday; this is his house; it is his; she is his mother; give her this; her hat is black; the book is hers; it is a bird; its wing is broken; it is raining; it seems to me to be late; it may be so; they are wrong; take them away; their father has come; this may be theirs; it is he.head (headed, header, headers, heading, heads) adjective, nounhealthy (healthily, unhealthy) adjectivehearing (hearer, hearers) adjective, nounheart nounheat (heated, heater, heating) nounhelp (helped, helper, helpers, helping) nounhigh (higher, highest) adjective, adverbhook (hooked, hooker, hooking) nounhope (hoped, hoper, hopes, hoping) nounhour (hours) nounhouse (housed, houser, houses, housing) nounhow adverbhumor (humored, humorer, humoring) nouni (me, mine, my, our, ours, us, we) pronounidea (ideas) nounif conjunctionimportant (unimportant) adjectiveimpulse (impulses) nounin (inner, inside, into) adverb, prepositionin or into power; the position in question; in the pot; in the water; in the field; in space; in the year; in trouble; in the mind; be in business; in danger; in doubt; in thought; in the summer; in the light; dressed in black; experienced in crime; in this book; in the country; in bad condition; in my opinion; in my hearing; in the hope that; in comparison with; in relation to; in bed; in church; in prison; he is in authority here; the dog is shut in; a work in prose; a new government got in; the inner room; the judge said the man was in the wrong; he took a tin tray in exchange for his picture; the picture itself was done in metal wood; the head is turned in a strange way; strange things are done in the name of art; he is in love with a woman who is not in love with him; the lift was in motion; the horse was in flight when he got out; it will be in operation use again today; he gave the facts in answer to a question; he got into bad ways; let her into a secret; in addition to this; the cloth was made into trousers; a coat in bits; a story in detail; in the end; in front of; in memory of him; in time he got well; have in mind; put a person in mind of; papers in order; right in part; take part in; the accounts in question; things in request; walking in step with; in support of this; words in good bad taste; be in touch with; in view of this; have a voice in; be in the way of; take in hand; take into account; a cord in knots; in store for; something in common; fertile in ideas; in the belief hope that; in one’s interests; have belief in a story; he in his turn; arm in arm hand in hand; come in a week; make an error in addition; slow in doing; in flower leaf; go in for; tricked surprised into; in keeping with; put in words; put words into person’s mouth.increase (increased, increases, increasing) nounindustry (industries) nouninstrument (instruments) nouninsurance nouninterest (interested, interester, interesting, interests) nountake an interest in history; be interested in others; an interesting play; it has no interest for me; the agreement is against his interest; he has a small interest in the business; get no interest for a year; foolish acts are not in one’s interests; the interest on his money is high; these facts are of interest.invention (inventions) nouniron (ironed, ironing, irons) nounjelly (jellied, jellies) nounjewel (jeweling, jewelled, jeweller, jewels) nounjoin (joined, joiner, joining, joint) nounjourney (journeyed, journeyer, journeying) nounjudge (judged, judges, judging) nounjump (jumped, jumper, jumping) nounkeep (keeper, keepers, keeping, keeps, kept) verbkeep one’s money; keep a secret; keep a person from doing; the rubber band keeps the pencils together; keep off the grass; keep to the point; he kept his thoughts back; they are keeping the fire burning; he keeps fowls; keep dogs; keep a store; 1 of the keepers in the building; the keeper went out with a gun; he keeps coming to see me; the 2 girls kept talking; she keeps house for her father; he has only her to keep him company; we kept the manager on though it was unwise; he kept his interest up all through the winter; i kept up with the changes in public opinion, and took his place; keep his word; keep an eye on; keep on doing; keep something to oneself; in keeping with; keep clear of; keep her head; keep their mind on; keep time with.key (keyed, keyer, keying, keys) nounkick (kicked, kicker, kicking) nounkind (kindly, unkind) adjectiveknife (knifed, knifer, knifing, knives) nounknot (knots, knotted, knotter, knotting) nounknowledge nounland (landed, lander, landing) nounlanguage (languages) nounlast (lasts) adjective, adverb, nounlate (later, latest) adjective, adverblaugh (laughed, laughing, laughs, laughter) nounlaw (laws) nounlead (leaded, leader, leading) nounleaf (leaves) nounlearning (learner) adjective, nounlet (lets, letting) auxiliary, verbi will let the boys go to the woods today; she has let down her hair; he came to the door to let me in; let the dog loose free; let it be done! i have let my house for the winter; let us go and see a play; the teacher let the boy off punishment when she saw how unhappy he was; she will not let us into her secret; she let out the skirt because it was tight; a good man would not let his friends down; please let me the machine be; let me see; let oneself go.letter (lettered, letterer, lettering, letters) nounlevel (leveled, leveler, leveling) adjective, nounlibrary (libraries) nounlift (lifted, lifter, lifting) nounlight (lighted, lighter, lighting) adjective, nounlike (unlike) adjective, prepositionlimit (limited, limiter, limiting, unlimited) nounline (lined, liner, lines, lining)liquid (liquids) adjective, nounlittle (least, less) adjective, adverb, pronounthere is little food; please make less noise; this boy gave the least trouble; a little house; when i was a little boy; he is little more than a boy; be a little angry; he is less noted than his brother; i am able to do little; he has the least; a little goes a long way; make little of a thing; by little he got well again; there were at.living (liver) adjective, nounlong (longer) adjectivelook (looked, looker, looking, looks) nounloose (loosely, loosly) adjectiveloss nounloud (loudly) adjectivelove (loved, lover, lovers, loving) nounlow (lower) adjective, adverbmachine (machined, machiner, machines, machining) nounmake (made, maker, makes, making) verbmake cloth; make a law; make a person go; make money; make a living; make history; make use of; make an adjustment; make observations; he is making trouble; make an invention; that made him seem foolish; these walls make a prison; the trade-mark of the maker is on the camera; he made up a story which was not quite true; it was hard to make out the sense of his words; he had made the material into trousers, in error; she made much little of it; made of wool; make a face; make certain; make good; made up of; make up for a loss; make war on; make eyes at; make friends with; make one’s mark in society; make a point of; make things warm for a person; make one’s way.man (manned, manner, manning, men) nounmark (marked, marker, marking, marks) nounmarket (marketed, marketer, marketing) nounmarried (unmarried) adjectivemass (massed, masser, masses, massing) nounmaterial adjective, nounmay (might) auxiliary, verbmeasure (measured, measurer, measures, measuring) nounmedical (medically, unmedical) adjectivemeeting (meetings) adjective, nounmemory (memories) nounmiddle adjective, nounmilitary (unmilitary) adjectivemind (minded) nounmine (mined, miner, mining) nounminute (minutes) nounmixed (unmixed) adjectivemother (mothers) adjective, nounmotion (motioned, motioner, motioning) nounmouth (mouthed, mouther, mouthing) nounmove (moved, mover, moves, moving) nounmuch (more, most) adjective, adverb, pronounhave much food; she took more trouble than her brother; fruit is much cheaper here; this book is more interesting than that, but this other is the most interesting of the 3; it is not raining much; have much to do; he gave more than i did; most of what he said is true; make much of a fact; there were at most 100 persons.music nounnail (nailed, nailer, nailing, nails) nounname (named, namer, names, naming) nounnatural (naturally, unnatural) adjectivenear (nearer, nearest) adjective, adverb, prepositionnecessary (necessarily, unnecessary) adjectiveneck nounneed (needed, needer, needing, needs) nounnerve (nerved, nerver, nerving) nounnet (netted, netter, netting) nounnew (newest, newly) adjectivenight nounno adjective, adverb, interjectionnoise nounnorth adjective, adverb, nounnot (noted, noting) adverbnote (noted, noter, notes, noting) nounnow adverbobservation (observations, observed) nounof prepositiona bit of cake; a day of the month; a representative of the government; a group of friends; a copy of a picture; a noise of voices; a waste of time; an example of art; the power of doing; take any of these; be of good family; words of love; a tin of milk; a cake of soap; a house of wood; shoes of the same size; do not go out of the room so quickly; you were talking of writing a book; i am full of good ideas; these facts may be of use value, help, interest to you; clothing made of wool is best in a cold country; the man’s love care of animals; the boy’s grip of the facts is surprising; a man of 50 years is not old; in the future, we may be conscious of events at a distance; that was very kind of you; and your last point is a good example of advertisement; make much of; in front of; in memory of; put in mind of; take note of; point of view; in support of; in view of these facts; in the name of the the leader; be in the way of the horses; by word of mouth; get the better of; get tired of; get out of doing; be out of touch with; a touch of the hat; made up of; on account of; get keep clear of; be of no effect; in the event of; on the face of it; frame of mind; a man of mark; wide of the mark; of some size; have need of; on the part of; make a point of; in receipt of; be short of; send word of something; what has become of it; stopping short of; going out of business.off adverb, prepositiontake a cover off a box; you are getting off the point; a street off the square; put a person off doing; take your coat off; there is a bit cut off; the table leg was broken off keep the dogs off; the man went off whistling; it was clear from their strange behavior that they were almost off their heads; his experience in the war did not put him off his balance; the gun went off; he put off the meeting; the teacher let the boy off punishment; badly off; time off see a person off; get off one’s hands.offer (offered, offerer, offering, offers) nounold adjectiveon adverb, prepositionon the top; on a certain day; be on one’s feet; on the list; on a line; hanging on the wall; goods on the market; put shoes on one’s feet; they were all on my side; the sailors went on land; put a tax on goods; trouble on his mind; the story is based on facts; put a value on jewels; the house is farther on; put a record on; put a hat on; the pictures are on view; i came on purpose to see them; this design is on a great small scale; i have a friend on the committee; he is an expert on old prints; he has gone on a journey to get some more; the profit, loss, interest on his business is chiefly through insurance; look! the house is on fire!; let us go keep on; putting water on it; we will go on with the fight till the firemen come; with a person; have an effect on; looking down on; acid acting on material; goods on approval; on condition that; goods on credit; designs on her money; acting on impulse; put on record; take on one side; working on a book; keep an eye on; go on foot; on the 1 hard on a person; and so on; an attack on a man; on coming here; have it on good authority; make war on go on a system; take on a servant; goods on account; on no account; on account of; come on business; come on the chance that; nothing on earth; on the face of it; work on hand; on high; on the look-out; looking on; keep one’s mind on work; on the part of; play on words; smiling on; on second thoughts; trading on one’s name; make a statement on one’s word; on receipt of; get a line on.only adjective, adverbopen (opened, opener, opening, openly, unopen) adjectivean open door; get the tin open; opening a letter; the box has been opened; open country; please be open with me; he said openly he would not go; it is still an open question; go through an opening; i am opening the discussion; the play has a good opening; question open to argument; opening up a country.operation nounopinion (opinions) nounopposite adjective, prepositionor conjunctionorange (oranges) adjective, nounorder (ordered, orderer, ordering, orders) nounput the letters in a certain order; the chief gave an order; send an order to the store for goods; he was ordered to go; ordering a coat; ants and worms are in different order; she is joining an order; he was rewarded with an order; accounts kept in order; no smoking, by order; ; goods made to order; in order to; the lift is out of order.organization nounornament (ornamented, ornamenter, ornamenting) nounother (others) adjective, pronounout (outer, outside) adverblet us go out; flowers come out; breathing out; i had a tooth out today; an outer cover; the outer door is open; say straight out; be reading out loud; get worked out get out a book; the light fire went out; let out the skirt; make out the sense; go out of the room; be out of breath; out of touch with; put out of the way; get out of doing; stamping rubbing out; men come out go out of business; out of doors; put out to grass; out of line; be on the look-out; out of order; out of pocket; out of the question; walking out of step; tired of; out of turn; turning out well; washing out clothing.over adverb, prepositiona cover over the meat; have authority over a person; there is a window over the door; the bird is over a house; get over a wall; jumping over the water; a change came over him; get over a disease; go over to the other side; he is over 21; the war is over the boy was pushed over; the page is turned over; say the words over; straight over there; turning it over in one’s mind.page (paged, pager, pages, paging) nounpain (pained, painer, paining) nounpaint (painted, painter, painters, painting, paints) nounpaper (papered, paperer, papering, papers) nounparallel (unparallel) adjective, nounpart (parted, parter, parting, parts) noun, transitivehe gave me part of the field; go part of the way; the heart is a part of the body; 2 parts of acid and 5 of water; parting the animals; be acting a small part; your parting is not straight; a sad parting; in part because he was ill; take part in a play; i for my part; for the most part; on the part of.past (pasting) adjective, adverb, noun, prepositionpaste (pasted, paster, pasting) nounpayment nounpencil (penciled, pencilled, penciller, pencilling, pencils) nounperson (people, persons) nounphysical (physically, unphysical) adjectivepicture (pictured, picturer, pictures, picturing) nounplace (placed, placer, placing) nounthis is the place where i saw the animal; go from 1 place to another; take one’s place; the place where the story gets sad; placing the cake on the table; we are well placed here for seeing the stage; here is a place for you; she has a good place in a store; events take place; in the first place; give place to; in place of; a place in the sun.plant (planted, planter, planting, plants) nounplate (plated, plater, plates, plating) nounplay (played, player, playing, plays) nounplease (pleased, pleases, pleasing) interjectionpleasure (pleasures) nounplow (plough, plowed, plower, plowing) nounpocket (pocketed, pocketer, pocketing) noun, transitivepoint (pointed, pointer, pointing, points) nounthe point of the pencil; a pointed end; pointing to the man; the pointer of the instrument; 4 point 5 4; boiling-point; put a stick in at this point; my point in coming; the point of the argument; make a good point; a point in space; a point of view; your answer is not to the point; pointing at the men; make a point of.polish (polished, polisher, polishing) nounpolitical (politically, unpolitical) adjectivepoor (poorly) adjective, nounposition nounpossible (impossible, possibly) adjectivepot (potted, potter, potting) nounpowder (powdered, powderer, powdering, powders) nounpower (powers) nounpresent adjective, nounprice (priced, pricer, prices, pricing) nounprint (printed, printer, printing, prints) nounprison (prisoned, prisoner, prisoners, prisoning) nounprivate (privately, privatly) adjectiveprobable (improbable, probably) adjectiveprocess (processed, processer, processes, processing) nounproduce (produced, producer, producing) nounprofit (profited, profiter, profiting, profits) nounproperty nounprotest (protested, protester, protesting) nounpublic (publicly) adjective, nounpull (pulled, puller, pulling) nounpunishment nounpurpose (purposed, purposer, purposing) nounpush (pushed, pusher, pushes, pushing) nounput (puts, putting) verbput water in a bottle; put a story into words; put an idea forward; put a man in prison; he has put money into the business; if the government puts a tax on land; i am putting such thoughts out of my head; put a person out of doubt; put away doubts; put things together; put a question; put the clock back an hour; put work before play; put others against him; put him off doing; a common way of putting an idea suggestion across is by advertisement; he put up an argument fight when the trainer said the horse had been poisoned; someone had made an attempt to put it to death; they put the discussion talk, meeting off till the morning; the chances are generally against you if you put money on a horse event; put one’s foot down about something; put in words in talk; put in for; put words into person’s mouth; put to the test to flight; put it down to; put an undertaking through; put into effect; put out to grass.quality (qualities) nounquestion (questioned, questioning, questions) nounquick (quicker, quickly) adjectivequiet (quietly, unquiet) adjective, nounrail (railing, rails)range (ranged, ranges, ranging) nounrate nounray (raying) nounreaction nounreading nounready (readily, unready) adjectivereason (reasoned, reasoner, reasoning) nounreceipt (receipting) nounrecord (recorded, recorder, recording) nounregret (regretted, regretter, regretting) nounregular (irregular, regularly) adjectiverelation (relations) nounrepresentative nounrequest (requested, requester, requesting) nounrespect (respected, respecter, respecting) nounresponsible (irresponsible, responsibly) adjectiverest (rested, rester, resting) nounreward (rewarded, rewarder, rewarding) nounright (rightly, rights) adjective, nounhis right eye is smaller than his left; that answer was right do what is right; he was rightly angry; a right angle; keep to the right; a knowledge of right and wrong; have the right to do something; he has gone over to the right; everything seems all right; the prisoner was in the right; right! i will come; cut right through.ring (ringed, ringer, ringing) nounroll (rolled, roller, rolling) nounroof (roofed, roofer, roofing) nounroot (rooted, rooter, rooting, roots)rough (roughly) adjectiveround (roundly) adjective, adverb, prepositionrub (rubbed, rubber, rubbing) nounrule (ruled, ruler, rules, ruling) nounsafe (safely, safly, unsaf, unsafe) adjective, nounsail (sailed, sailing, sailor, sailors) nounsalt (salted, salter, salting) nounsame adjective, pronounsay (said, saying, says) verbscale (scaled, scaler, scales, scaling) nounschool (schooled, schooler, schooling) nounscience nounscrew (screwed, screwer, screwing) nounseat (seated, seater, seating, seats) nounsecond (seconds) adjective, adverb, nounsecret (secretly) adjective, nounsecretary (secretaries) nounsee (saw, seeing, seen, sees) verbseed (seeded, seeder, seeding, seeds) nounseem (seemed, seeming, seems) verbself (oneself, selves) nounsend (sender, sending, sends, sent) verbsense (sensed, senser, senses, sensing) nounseparate (separated, separately, separating, separatly, separator) adjectiveserious (seriously) adjectiveservant (servants) nounsex (sexes) nounshade (shaded, shader, shades, shading) nounshame (shamed, shamer, shaming) nounship (shipped, shipper, shipping, ships) nounshock (shocked, shocker, shocking) nounshoe (shoed, shoeing, shoer, shoes, shoing) nounshort adjectiveshut (shutter, shutters, shutting) adjective, nounside (sided, sider, sides, siding) nounsign (signed, signer, signing) nounsilver (silvered, silverer, silvering) adjective, nounsimple (simply) adjectivesize nounskin (skinned, skinner, skinning) nounskirt (skirted, skirter, skirting) nounslip (ping, slipped, slipper, slipping) nounslope (sloped, sloper, sloping) nounslow (slowest, slowly) adjectivesmall (smaller, smallest) adjectivesmash (smashed, smasher, smashes, smashing) nounsmell (smelled, smeller, smelling) nounsmile (smiled, smiler, smiling) nounsmoke (smoked, smoker, smokers, smoking) nounsmooth (smoothed, smoother, smoothing, smoothly, unsmooth) adjectiveso adverb, conjunction, pronounsociety (societies) nounsoft (softly) adjectivesolid (solidly, unsolid) adjective, nounsome adjective, pronounsong nounsort (sorted, sorter, sorting, sorts) nounsound (sounded, sounder, sounding) nounsouth adjective, adverb, nounspace (spaced, spacer, spacing) nounspecial (specially) adjectivespring nounsquare (squared, squarer, squaring) adjectivestage (staged, stager, staging) nounstamp (stamped, stamper, stamping) nounstar (starred, starrer, starring, stars) nounstation (stationed, stationer, stationing) nounsteam (steamed, steamer, steaming) nounstem nounstep (stepped, stepper, stepping, steps) nounstick (sticks, stuck) nounstiff (stiffly) adjectivestitch (stitched, stitcher, stitches, stitching) nounstone (stoned, stoner, stones, stoning) nounstop (stopped, stopper, stopping) nounworking without a stop; stopping work; stopping the machine; make a stop in the town; she is stopping with the baby; there is a stop after the word; put a stopper in the bottle; the stopping; had stopped come out of my tooth; put a stop end to this talking; the train came to a stop; drain stop; get stopped up.store (stored, storer, storing) nounstraight (unstraight) adjective, adverbstrange (strangely, strangy) adjectivestreet (streets) nounstretch (stretched, stretcher, stretches, stretching) nounstrong (strongly, strongy) adjectivesubstance nounsuch adjective, adverb, pronounsuggestion (suggestions) nounsun (sunned, sunner, sunning) nounsupport (supported, supporter, supporting) nounsurprise (surprised, surpriser, surprising) nounsweet (sweetly, sweets, unsweet) adjective, nounsystem (systems) nountable (tables) nountake (taken, takes, taking, took) verbtake money; the dog will not take food; building takes time; take a chance; take a look at the picture; i took down his words; take a dog for a run; take 5 from 35; take a pleasure in helping others; take off clothing; take over a business; take trouble with one’s work; take a breath; take a position; take a suggestion; take a walk; take a house; take a rest after a day of hard work; the play has taken his mind off his troubles; did you take in the sense of what he said; he took the bad news well; he took up the question painting with great interest; he did not take into account all the details; he said he would take a picture but he had no camera; we took him for an expert; the news took us by surprise; place at 4:00; i took him on 1 side; take in hand; the tree had taken root there; i take it that you are coming; take on servants work; he took it on himself to go; the nations took up arms; be taken up with one’s thoughts; take cover; take effect; take fire; take to heart; take heart from my words; take a person prisoner; take turns at the wheel; take the trouble to go.talk (talked, talker, talking) nountaste (tasted, taster, tastes, tasting) nountax (taxed, taxer, taxes, taxing) nounteaching (teacher, teachers) adjective, nountest (tested, tester, testing) nounthan conjunctionthat (those) adjective, conjunction, pronounthe adjectivethen adverb, conjunctiontheory (theories) nounthere adverbthick (thickly) adjectivething (things) nounthis (these) adjective, pronounthought (thoughts) nounthread (threaded, threader, threading, threads) nounthroat noun, verbthrough adverb, prepositionthumb (thumbed, thumber, thumbing) nounthunder (thundered, thunderer, thundering) nounticket (ticketed, ticketer, ticketing) nountight (tightly) adjectivetill conjunction, prepositiontime (timed, timer, times, timing) nounwe have no time for a meal; give time to work; the process takes a long time; at 1 time the sea came up here; in the time of the leader; the meeting is timed for 10; timing an event; the time is 4; i went 3 times; 4 times 3 is 12; the band’s time was wrong; in time his wound became serious; at time he seemed quite well; he came in time for the meeting; they came 3 at a time; at the same time this may be said; keep time with; time off.tin (tinned, tinner, tinning) nountired (tire, tiredly, tires, untired) adjectiveto adjective, prepositiongo to the play; an addition to the family; give it to me; give attention to details; he has a right to the property; an answer to a question; a help to the memory; the street is parallel to the river; that is equal to this; a danger to the public; in debt to; she is married to a person from a different country; be kind to animals; a wound to one’s feelings; that music is not to my taste; the question is not open to argument; they have 2 machines face to face; they have 2 machines back to back; your answer is not to the point; to my surprise and regret, it is still going on; bad music is dear to the public; most of us are slow to get used to new forms of art; i was able to make this last use clear earlier; to light; he got into bad ways; she gave birth to a son; newspapers are given to printing wrong facts; she had gone to sleep; i am going to come; i have to go; i have nothing to do with her; she let us into her secret; i made the material into a dress; she said that in answer to his question; this may be of use to you; he’s about to go; it was changing from day to day; that is to say; so as to get it right; in addition to this; his coat had come to bits; it was to his credit; have a good mind to say so; he made ships to scale; i put a stop to it; he gave way to his feelings; i kept my word to him; the boxes were at right angles to one another; he had the face to say; the flowers had gone to seed; as to that; here’s to him! they came to blows about it; come to grips; she came to her senses again; it comes to this; get to work on; he kept the secret to himself; she put the words into my mouth; they were put to the test to flight; i will see to the food; he was tricked into doing it; she was walking up to him; a person answering to your account; you have no business to do it; put the design into effect; he said it to my face; to the good; the horse was put out to grass; have ready to hand; have the heart to; take it to heart; to my knowledge it was not so; i am looking forward to the meeting; looking up to authority is right; these boots were made to order; i came in order to see you; i gave place to a younger man; it was all to no purpose; i have reason to say so; put in salt to taste; soft to the touch; put it down to.together adverbtongue nountop (topped, topper, topping) nountouch (touched, toucher, touching) nounshe gave her hair a touch; learning by touch; touching the flowers; the wires are touching; a good touch on the instrument; the smooth touch of the polished wood; a touching story; he was out of not in touch with the authorities; the camera picture was touched up; a cat is soft to the touch; a touch of the hat.trade (traded, trader, trading) nountrain (trained, trainer, training, trains) nountransport (transported, transporter, transporting) nountrick (tricked, tricker, tricking, tricks) nountrouble (troubled, troubler, troubles, troubling) nountrue (truer, truly, untrue) adjectiveturn (turned, turner, turning, turns) noungive the key a turn; make a turn to the right; she is turning her face away; his trousers are turned up; turning the wheel; waiting for one’s turn; the milk is turning into butter; the men were turned into pigs; he, in his turn, became ill; the page is turned over; the card was played out of turn; they took turn at going; turning it over in one’s mind; turning out well badly.twist (twisted, twister, twisting, twists) noununder prepositionunder the table; the water under the earth; be under a cloud; he has the machine under control; under his rule the nation became great; he is under the head teacher; she is still under 21; an idea under discussion; an army under fire; wet under foot; the book is there under your nose; under protest; nothing under the sun will make me different.unit (united, units) nounup adverb, prepositionuse (used, uses, using) nounvalue (values, valuing) nounvery adjective, adverbvessel (vessels) nounview (viewed, viewer, viewing, views) nounvoice (voiced, voicer, voices, voicing) nounwaiting (waiter) adjective, nounwalk (walked, walking, walks) nounwar nounwarm (warmly) adjectivewash (washed, washer, washing) nounwaste (wasted, waster, wastes, wasting) nounwatch (watched, watcher, watching) nounwater (watered, waterer, watering) nounwave (waved, waver, waves, waving) nounway (ways) nounthis is the way to the town; the best way; to make it clear is to give a picture of it; the school is now better in some way; the dog has a way of not looking where it is going; the men in that country have strange way; he gave way to his impulse; he got in out of the way of the law; straight away; he made his way to the house; he was working his way through school.weather (weathered, weatherer, weathering) nounweight (weighted, weighter, weighting, weights) nounwell (best, better) adjective, adverbwest adjective, adverb, nounwet (wetted, wetter, wetting) adjective, nounwheel (wheeled, wheeler, wheeling, wheels) nounwhen adverb, conjunctionwhip (whipped, whipper, whipping) nounwhistle (whistled, whistler, whistling) nounwho (what, which, whom, whose) adjective, pronounthe boy who came; i did not see who went; the girl whom you saw; who is there; whose son is he; which of them is right; the river which is there; a play in which i took part; this is what you said; what did you see; do what is possible; what is he to me; which way do we go; what time is it; what books did you get; i did not see which way he went; what a strange thing!; what is more.why adverbwide (widely) adjectivewill (would) auxiliary, verbwing (winged, wings) nounwinter nounwire (wired, wirer, wires, wiring) nounwise (unwise, wisely, wiser) adjectivewith prepositionthe apples are with the oranges; a man with a hat; a woman with wide interests; wine mixed with water; have an argument with; be rough with; the table is covered with flies; he gave it a blow with his hand; what do you do with this instrument; he got away with the help of a friend; be experienced with dogs; a simple system has weight with experts; be angry pleased, disgusted with persons; have nothing to do with her; walking in step with; i was in touch with them; animals with young are violent; put up with; ` he was taken up with his thoughts; make friends with; be short with a person; he has done with school for ever; be free with.word (worded, worder, wording, words) nounit was hard word to get the house clean; farm word; brain word; working for an hour; working a machine; what is his word; the picture is a great word the machine is working; the system is working well; the word are in need of oil; send goods back to the word; the men are at word; there is no need to get worked up about it; the details have been worked out; working at languages; he is working his way through school; get to word on; make up the word you did not do; take on new word.work (worked, worker, workers, working, works) nounit was hard work to get the house clean; farm work; brain work; working for an hour; working a machine; what is his work; the picture is a great work; the machine is working; the system is working well; the work are in need of oil; send goods back to the work; the men are at work; there is no need to get worked up about it; the details have been worked out; working at languages; he is working his way through school; get to work on; make up the work you did not do; take on new work.worm (wormed, wormer, worming, worms) nounwound (wounded, wounder, wounding) nounwriting (writer, writings) nounwrong (wrongly) adjective, adverb, nounyear (years) nounyou (one, your, yours) pronoun