Language and History English a traditional approach to grammar and composition

SEE how many words you can make using the letters below. All your words must be at least 4 letters long, and must include the letter (change).

We found commonly used words, plus one 9-letter word. Can you do better?

Use each letter only once. But if there are e.g. two As, you can used them both.

Don’t count proper nouns such as April, Zeus, or Newcastle (pretty much anything that has to be spelled with a capital letter at the start), or acronyms like HMRC.

Don’t just add -S for plurals or third person singular verbs, e.g. CAT → CATS or SPEAK → SPEAKS.

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‘Wilder’s Folly’ looks down over Nunhide Farm near Theale in Berkshire. It was built in 1769 as a belvedere (a place from which to view picturesque landscape), but subsequently converted into a dovecote. It was a gift from the Revd Henry Wilder to Joan, younger sister of John Thoyts of Sulhamstead House, and was visible from her house and also from Henry’s.

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Letters Game

What is the longest word you can make using these letters?

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Numbers Game

Work across from the number on the left, applying each arithmetical operation to the previous answer. What’s the final total?

Tip: Click any of the four inner squares to check your running total.

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