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  1. Gothenburg
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    30 Jun '17 18:582 edits
    Originally posted by JS357
    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.
    bar
    car
    far
    jar
    oar
    par
    tar
    war
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    30 Jun '17 19:17
    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.
    -ay

    As in; bay, cay, day, fay, gay, hay, jay, lay, may, nay, pay, ray, say and way!

    Some look dodgy but all checked in my dictionary.
  3. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    30 Jun '17 19:19
    Upon reflection, i'm going with 'ap.'

    Bap, cap, dap (kind of fish) fap, gap, hap (luck) Jap, kap, lap, map, nap, pap, rap, sap, tap, vap, wap, yap, zap.
  4. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    30 Jun '17 19:45
    bad, cad, dad, fad, gad, had, lad, mad, nad, pad, rad, sad, tad, wad, yad, zad

    With the hyphen following the particle -- add, ade, ado, ads, adz
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    30 Jun '17 20:261 edit
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Upon reflection, i'm going with 'ap.'

    Bap, cap, dap (kind of fish) fap, gap, hap (luck) Jap, kap, lap, map, nap, pap, rap, sap, tap, vap, wap, yap, zap.
    Ooh, I can add ape, app and apt.

    22 in total.
  6. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    30 Jun '17 21:44
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    bad, cad, dad, fad, gad, had, lad, mad, nad, pad, rad, sad, tad, wad, yad, zad

    With the hyphen following the particle -- add, ade, ado, ads, adz
    Add Ada (a computer programming language).

    There are 22 here.
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    01 Jul '17 00:18
    One more for ad.

    In one of her many roles as monarch, Britain's Queen Elizabeth reigns
    as Adi -- ceremonial Queen of Fiji, a former crown colony

    That makes 23.
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    01 Jul '17 00:282 edits
    adz
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    01 Jul '17 00:31
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    adz
    Got it.
  10. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    01 Jul '17 07:23
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    One more for ad.

    In one of her many roles as monarch, Britain's Queen Elizabeth reigns
    as Adi -- ceremonial Queen of Fiji, a former crown colony

    That makes 23.
    Hey. 😠
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    01 Jul '17 12:37
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    did, bid, kid, lid, bid, mid, hid, rid.
    How 'bout "ar".
    You beat me to it.

    I was thinking "-ar".
  12. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    01 Jul '17 13:38
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    One more for ad.

    In one of her many roles as monarch, Britain's Queen Elizabeth reigns
    as Adi -- ceremonial Queen of Fiji, a former crown colony

    That makes 23.
    To 'ap' I'm going to add OAP and UAP.

    That makes 24.

    😏
  13. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    01 Jul '17 14:37
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    One more for ad.

    In one of her many roles as monarch, Britain's Queen Elizabeth reigns
    as Adi -- ceremonial Queen of Fiji, a former crown colony

    That makes 23.
    Two more: adu and ady

    >>>>>25<<<<<
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    01 Jul '17 15:17
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    To 'ap' I'm going to add OAP and UAP.

    That makes 24.

    😏
    And not forgetting Api and Apa (A writing style).

    26!!!
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    01 Jul '17 17:43
    Originally posted by Torunn
    bar
    car
    far
    jar
    oar
    par
    tar
    war
    + ear
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