English Sentences Used in Daily Life - Basic, Daily, and Common Sentences

vocabulary Nov 10, 2021
English Sentences Used in Daily Life

 English learners spend a lot of time learning complex grammar structures and advanced vocabulary and may end up with language that is too formal for day-to-day conversations.  Native English speakers often drop words, use the imperative and relax their speech when speaking English every day.  Daily speech is different from formal speech and common daily phrases may not always be taught in English lessons. It can be challenging to mimic this type of language in a study situation which means that most English learners are unfamiliar with daily English phrases. 


In this blog, we will take a look at basic, daily and common English sentences that you can add to your daily speech to sound more natural.  

Why You Should Know Daily English Sentences and How to Learn Them 

If you want to learn how to speak English like a native speaker then it’s good to know daily English sentences.  There are many aspects to learning new vocabulary.  First and foremost, we need to know the meaning, the form and the pronunciation.  This will allow us to use the word correctly in a sentence.  However, we also need to understand the register of the new vocabulary.  Register refers to the formality of a word, phrase or sentence.  Some words and phrases are too formal for daily speech (and vice versa).  It’s important to learn how to use new vocabulary.  

If you constantly use complex sentence structures and vocabulary terms, you might sound a bit arrogant when speaking English.  Therefore, it’s vitally important to learn how English is spoken daily.  You can improve your spoken English skills and your communication skills by learning daily English sentences.  The most important thing about learning a language is to be able to communicate - so always start with the basics.  

The best way to expose yourself to the way English is used daily is to learn English by watching English movies.  English movies are a reflection of everyday life.  This means that the way the actors speak and the language they use is appropriate for everyday English.  Reading is another great way to learn words and phrases used in daily life - just be sure you’re not reading old English novels.


100 English Sentences Used in Daily Life

Below is a list of common sentences that native English speakers use daily.  English speakers usually ask questions, reassure other people, offer help or advice and give instructions when speaking daily. Questions are a great way to start a conversation or to check how someone is.  Statements like ‘let me know when you get there’ are little acts that show we care about the person who is travelling. Learning these questions and statements will help you understand English and be understood by native English speakers.   



Common Daily Questions:

We ask many questions every day.  From ‘how are you?’ to ‘can I help you?’ and ‘can you believe it?!’  We ask questions we want answers to and rhetorical questions too.  If you want to master daily English phrases then learn how to ask questions. 


  1. How’s it going?
  2. What’s for dinner?
  3. What’s happening this weekend?
  4. Do you have any plans for today?
  5. Are you busy or are you free to chat?
  6. Where are my keys?
  7. What are you getting up to this weekend?
  8. Are you keen to get together on Saturday?
  9. You’re joking?
  10. Have you got much going on these days?
  11. How’s your workday looking?
  12. Should we grab a bite to eat?
  13. Would you like to grab a coffee this afternoon?
  14. Would you mind helping me quickly?
  15. What are you up to?
  16. Could you give me a lift?
  17. Can I help you with anything?
  18. What time are you getting home today?
  19. Should we eat out tonight?
  20. How does pizza sound?
  21. What do you feel like doing?
  22. What are you watching?
  23. What are you reading?
  24. Are you keen to catch a movie tonight?
  25. What are you thinking about?
  26. Have you fed the dogs?
  27. What do you want to do?
  28. What do you want to eat?
  29. Can I make you some coffee?
  30. Where are you going?
  31. Should I take the dog for a walk?
  32. How much does it cost?
  33. Do you want to meet up next week?
  34. We could do dinner on Wednesday night?
  35. What’s on your mind?
  36. What’s eating you?
  37. Do you have a minute?
  38. Is everything OK?
  39. How was your weekend?
  40. How are you feeling today?
  41. What time did you get up?
  42. What time do we need to be there?
  43. What time is your flight?
  44. You coming? 


Common Daily Sentences: 

  1. No worries.
  2. Long time no see!
  3. Drive safe.
  4. Call me when you get home.
  5. Don’t forget to buy milk.
  6. Call me back when you get a chance.
  7. That’s so annoying/frustrating/wonderful/exciting.
  8. He’s forever complaining about this country.
  9. On my way!
  10. Be right back.
  11. I’m just popping out quickly.  I’ll be back in an hour.
  12. I’m exhausted today.
  13. How stunning is the weather today!
  14. It’s on the tip of my tongue but I can’t remember.
  15. No thanks.
  16. Yes, please!
  17. I’ll check if I’m free.
  18. It’s been one of those days.
  19. Don’t jinx it!
  20. Thanks a million.
  21. Don’t worry about it.
  22. No sweat off my back.
  23. I’d rather stay at home tonight.
  24. What miserable weather we’re having!
  25. Don’t stress.
  26. It doesn’t matter.
  27. It’s not important.
  28. Don’t let it bother you too much.
  29. All good.  Can’t complain.
  30. I see where you’re coming from.
  31. I don’t agree.
  32. 100%  That’s exactly how I feel.
  33. I really hope so.
  34. I doubt it. 
  35. Never better!
  36. Let's get going or we'll be late. 
  37. Please be quiet for a second.
  38. They’re making so much noise!
  39. I can’t concentrate.
  40. I can’t think straight.
  41. I can’t wait to unwind this weekend.
  42. Things are looking up!
  43. Well, at least things couldn’t get worse.
  44. So far, so good.
  45. It’s all good.
  46. What a waste of time.
  47. I need to go to the shops today.
  48. Let me know if you need anything.
  49. I would love to!
  50. I don’t feel like it. 
  51. Bless you!
  52. You’re being ridiculous!
  53. Just let it go. 
  54. It’s OK.
  55. Thank you. 
  56. Let’s do it!


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