List of stop words

What exactly are stop words? According to Wikipedia, stop words are the most common words in a language. Since there is no single universal list of stop words available, we’ve created our own list. Learn more about stop words here.

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The list

The following list contains most of the stop words used by Yoast SEO and Yoast SEO Premium in English. The full list can be found here.

  • a
  • about
  • above
  • after
  • again
  • against
  • all
  • am
  • an
  • and
  • any
  • are
  • as
  • at
  • be
  • because
  • been
  • before
  • being
  • below
  • between
  • both
  • but
  • by
  • could
  • did
  • do
  • does
  • doing
  • down
  • during
  • each
  • few
  • for
  • from
  • further
  • had
  • has
  • have
  • having
  • he
  • he’d
  • he’ll
  • he’s
  • her
  • here
  • here’s
  • hers
  • herself
  • him
  • himself
  • his
  • how
  • how’s
  • I
  • I’d
  • I’ll
  • I’m
  • I’ve
  • if
  • in
  • into
  • is
  • it
  • it’s
  • its
  • itself
  • let’s
  • me
  • more
  • most
  • my
  • myself
  • nor
  • of
  • on
  • once
  • only
  • or
  • other
  • ought
  • our
  • ours
  • ourselves
  • out
  • over
  • own
  • same
  • she
  • she’d
  • she’ll
  • she’s
  • should
  • so
  • some
  • such
  • than
  • that
  • that’s
  • the
  • their
  • theirs
  • them
  • themselves
  • then
  • there
  • there’s
  • these
  • they
  • they’d
  • they’ll
  • they’re
  • they’ve
  • this
  • those
  • through
  • to
  • too
  • under
  • until
  • up
  • very
  • was
  • we
  • we’d
  • we’ll
  • we’re
  • we’ve
  • were
  • what
  • what’s
  • when
  • when’s
  • where
  • where’s
  • which
  • while
  • who
  • who’s
  • whom
  • why
  • why’s
  • with
  • would
  • you
  • you’d
  • you’ll
  • you’re
  • you’ve
  • your
  • yours
  • yourself
  • yourselves

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