The Art & Skill of Radio-Telegraphy

-Second Revised Edition-
William G. Pierpont N0HFF

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Chapter 22 - Word Lists For Practice


THE 100 WORDS GROUPED BY FUNCTION

(And adding the words  "I"  and  "a")

(This will make it easier to construct sentences to use for practice.)

a an the this these that some all any every who which what such other;

I me my we us our you your he him his she her it its they them their;

man men people time work well May will can one two great little first;
 
at by on upon over before to from with in into out for of about up;

when then now how so like as well very only no not more there than;

and or if but;

be am is are was were been  has have had  may can could will
would shall should must say said like go come do made work.
 

Some sentences composed of these words alone are:

1. It is only there.
2. You will like your work.
3.  Have you been out?
4. Was he with her?
5. I can go now.
6. We must say that.
7. Would the people come?
8. She has a great work.
9. There are more over there.
10. Such men may go in.
11. These men may come first.
12.  All but you have been there.
13. It was as little as that.
14.  You should not have said it.
15. How has he made up your work?
16. He has been very well.
17. No man said more than that.
18. He may not do any more.
19. We must like this.
20.  Are they like them?

THE REST OF THE 500 MOST COMMON WORDS

did   low   see   yet   act   die   sea   run   age   end   new
set   ago   sun   eye   nor   son   air   way   far   off   ten
big   arm   few   old   too   ask   get   own   try   add   God
pay   use   boy   got   put   war   car   law   red   sir   yes
why   cry   let   sat   cut   lie   saw   Mrs   ill

also  case  even  five  head  less  just  mile  once  seem  talk
wall  bank  fill  want  tell  seen  open mind  life  keep  hear
four  ever  city  army  back  cost  face  full  held  kept  line
miss  part ship  thus  week  lady  many  went  told  show  pass
most  live  kind  help  gave  fact  dear  best bill  does  fall
girl  here  king  long  move  poor  side  took  were  whom  town
soon  read  much look  knew  high  give  feet  done  body  book
dont  felt  gone  hold  know  lost  name  real sort  tree  wide
wind  true  step  rest  near  love  land  home  good  till  door
both  call  down find  half  hope  last  make  need  road  stop
turn  wish  came  drop  fine  hand  hour  late  mark next  room
sure  wait  word  year  walk  take  same  note  mean  left  idea
hard  fire  each  care

young  watch  thing  speak  right  paper  least  heard  dress
bring  above  often  water  think  stand  river  party  leave
heart  early  built  after  carry  again  fight  horse  light
place  round  start  those  where  alone  cause  force  house
marry  plant  serve  state  three  white  still  today  whole
short  point  might  human  found  child  along  began  color
given  large  month  price  small  story  under  world  whose
tried  stood  since  power  money  labor  front  close  among
begin  court  green  laugh  night  quite  smile  table  until
write  being  cover  happy  learn  order  reach  sound  taken
voice  wrong

chance  across  letter  enough  public  twenty  always  change
family  matter  rather  wonder  answer  coming  father  moment
reason  result  appear  demand  figure  mother  remain  supply
around  doctor  follow  myself  return  system  became  dollar
friend  number  school  second  office  garden  during  become
better  either  happen  person  toward

hundred  against  brought  produce  company  already  husband
receive  country  America  morning  several  another  evening
nothing  suppose  because  herself  perhaps  through  believe
himself  picture  whether  between  however  present  without

national  continue  question  consider  increase  American
interest  possible  anything  children  remember  business
together

important  themselves  Washington  government  something
condition  president
 

SOME COMMON PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES

Prefixes which are not frequent words:

un  ex  re  de  dis  mis  con  com  for  per  sub  pur  pro post
anti  para  fore  coun  susp  extr  trans

Suffixes which are not frequent words:

ly  ing  ify  ally  tial  ful  ure  sume  sult  jure  logy  gram
hood  graph  ment  pose  pute tain  ture  cient  spect  quire
ulate  ject  ther

 
SOME COMMON PHRASES FOR PRACTICE

we are   in the   he is   and the   will be   we will    that the
it is    do not   I am    to the    for the   of this    to them
it was   and he   of a    from me   that was  on the     they were
she is   I will   in a    there is  he was    I will     that was
 

SOME LONG WORDS FOR PRACTISING

somewhere    newspaper     wonderful     exchange      household
grandfather  overlooked    depending     movement      handsome
contained    amounting     homestead     workmanship   production
discovered   preventing    misplaced     requested     breakfast
department   investment    throughout    furnishing    regulation
forwarded    friendship    herewith      foundation    deportment
geography    important     lemonade      graduation    federated
educational  handkerchief  conversation  arrangement   nightgown
commercial   exceptional   prosperity    subscription  visionary
federation   heretofore    ingredients   certificate   pneumonia
interview   knowledge      stockholders  property      chaperone
permanently demonstrated   immediately   responsible   Chautauqua
candidacy   supervisor     independent   strawberry    epidemics
specification agricultural catalogues    phosphorus    schedules
rheumatism  temperature    circumstances convenience   Pullman
trigonometry bourgeoisie   slenderize    camouflage    broadcast
defamatory   ramshackle    bimonthly     predetermined clemency
beleaguered  voluptuous    intoxicating  depository    pseudonym
indescribable hieroglyphics  morphologist  Yugoslavia  cynosure
parallelogram  pleasurable   toxicology  bassoonist    influenza
 

Practising words such as these may help you get used to reading long words without missing parts of them.


The Art and Skill of Radio-Telegraphy-Second Revised Edition-
©William G. Pierpont N0HFF