I'd like to download a frequency list of English words that are most common in newspapers, books and magazines. It should contain at least 50.000 words.
Is it possible to download such a list from the web? Could you help me start to have better overview where to search for frequency lists and orient better in this area?
There are some requirements: For example, I'd like the list not to contain junk words, like names of certain celebrities. Furthermore, it should also contain phrasal verbs like stand up or look for, correctly sorted.