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Lists of function words

Books, Education, School, Literature, Know, Reading

The lists supplied here are intended to be as exhaustive as possible but also to exclude archaisms and rare words.

Other lists can be obtained from the list of lists.

Auxiliary verbs Conjunctions Pronouns Prepositions Quantifiers Determiners All function words

The lists are unclassified and some are slightly abbreviated.  For more on the uses of these function words in English, consult the relevant guides in the teacher-training sections of the site, the A-Z index or search the whole ELT Concourse site.