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    30 Jun '17 15:53
    What 2-letter particle can make the greatest number of commonly used English words?

    For example, -or can make for, nor, and maybe others. -oo can make boo, coo, goo, loo, moo, too, woo -- and maybe others.
  2. Subscribersonhouse
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    30 Jun '17 16:071 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    What 2-letter particle can make the greatest number of commonly used English words?

    For example, -or can make for, nor, and maybe others. -oo can make boo, coo, goo, loo, moo, too, woo -- and maybe others.
    Oh POO

    2 letter particle? you mean like He for helium?
  3. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    30 Jun '17 16:09
    Originally posted by JS357
    What 2-letter particle can make the greatest number of commonly used English words?

    For example, -or can make for, nor, and maybe others. -oo can make boo, coo, goo, loo, moo, too, woo -- and maybe others.
    If it's limited to three-letter words, how about ad?
  4. Gothenburg
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    30 Jun '17 17:451 edit
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    If it's limited to three-letter words, how about ad?
    Without googling, I can only think of 'add', or am I wrong?

    Edit: 'Ado' too.
  5. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    30 Jun '17 17:55
    Originally posted by Torunn
    Without googling, I can only think of 'add', or am I wrong?

    Edit: 'Ado' too.
    Not forgetting had, bad, cad, dad, sad, lad wad etc etc. 🙂
  6. Gothenburg
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    30 Jun '17 17:57
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Not forgetting had, bad, cad, dad, sad, lad wad etc etc. 🙂
    Oh yes, didn't think of that... 🙂
  7. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    30 Jun '17 18:00
    Originally posted by Torunn
    Oh yes, didn't think of that... 🙂
    Sorry to make you 'sad,' or 'mad,' just being a 'lad.' (Hopefully a fad).
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    30 Jun '17 18:01
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Sorry to make you 'sad,' or 'mad,' just being a 'lad.' (Hopefully a fad).
    As long as you're not 'bad'... 🙂
  9. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    30 Jun '17 18:03
    Originally posted by Torunn
    As long as you're not 'bad'... 🙂
    🙂 Well, it is Friday.
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    30 Jun '17 18:07
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    🙂 Well, it is Friday.
    Wish you a nice week-end.
  11. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    30 Jun '17 18:08
    Originally posted by Torunn
    Wish you a nice week-end.
    Thanks, you too.
  12. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    30 Jun '17 18:10
    Originally posted by JS357
    What 2-letter particle can make the greatest number of commonly used English words?

    For example, -or can make for, nor, and maybe others. -oo can make boo, coo, goo, loo, moo, too, woo -- and maybe others.
    I think 'ad' might have it, but 'id' is a long shot.
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    30 Jun '17 18:18
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    I think 'ad' might have it, but 'id' is a long shot.
    did, bid, kid, lid, bid, mid, hid, rid.
    How 'bout "ar".
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    30 Jun '17 18:201 edit
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    did, bid, kid, lid, bid, mid, hid, rid.
    How 'bout "ar".
    car, far, bar

    should it be this simple?
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    30 Jun '17 18:54
    Originally posted by Torunn
    car, far, bar

    should it be this simple?
    Yes, it should be. Replace the hyphen ( - ) sequencially with a letter of the English alphabet a thru z, and find how many result in 3-letter English words. I have one in mind. It's best if you list the words.
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