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English Language and History .com is a collection of two-minute tales drawn from history, myth and fiction. Each tale is accompanied by word games testing grammar and expression, based on textbooks used in British schools from the 1920s to the 1960s.

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Stardust
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with STAR and finish with DUST.
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Mile Post
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with MILE and finish with POST.
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Ash and Oak
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with ASH and finish with OAK.
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Sword and Peace
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SWORD and finish with PEACE.
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Pig Sty
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with PIG and finish with STY.
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Hit the Brakes!
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FAST and finish with SLOW.
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Door Step
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with DOOR and finish with STEP.
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Tagged Doublets (34 posts)
page 1
1 Stardust
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with STAR and finish with DUST.
2 Chip and Putt
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with CHIP and finish with PUTT.
3 Town and City
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with TOWN and finish with CITY.
4 Shoe and Nail
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with NAIL and finish with SHOE.
5 Goatherd
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with GOAT and finish with HERD.
6 Ash and Oak
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with ASH and finish with OAK.
page 2
7 Tall Ship
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with TALL and finish with SHIP.
8 Long Jump
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with LONG and finish with JUMP.
9 Grow Seed
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SEED and finish with GROW.
10 Mile Post
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with MILE and finish with POST.
11 Note Book
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with NOTE and finish with BOOK.
12 Sword and Peace
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SWORD and finish with PEACE.
page 3
13 Spitfire
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SPIT and finish with FIRE.
14 Flag Pole
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FLAG and finish with POLE.
15 Neat and Tidy
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with NEAT and finish with TIDY.
16 Less is More
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with LESS and finish with MORE.
17 Pig Sty
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with PIG and finish with STY.
18 Door Step
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with DOOR and finish with STEP.
page 4
19 Snow Drop
Change SNOW into DROP, one letter at a time.
20 Free Kick
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FREE and finish with KICK.
21 Fish Cake
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FISH and finish with CAKE.
22 Keep Moat
Change KEEP into MOAT, one letter at a time.
23 Beef Stew
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with BEEF and finish with STEW.
24 Coal Fire
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with COAL and finish with FIRE.
page 5
25 Period Drama
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FULL and finish with STOP.
26 Hit the Brakes!
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FAST and finish with SLOW.
27 It’s an Ill Wind
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with WIND and finish with CASH.
28 Fall and Rise
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FALL and finish with RISE.
29 Fell Pony
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FELL and finish with PONY.
30 Foal and Mare
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FOAL and finish with MARE.
page 6
31 Round Up
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with SHEEP and finish with FLOCK.
32 Rock Salt
Change ROCK into SALT, one letter at a time.
33 Fried Chips
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FRIES and finish with CHIPS.
34 Hideaway
Change HIDE into AWAY, one letter at a time.

Word Play: Subject and Object

Use each of the words below as either the subject or the object of a verb.

Post. Catch. Grab.

New Stories
The only truly global conflict in history began when German troops crossed into Poland in September 1939.
By Richard Cobden
(1804-1865)
Richard Cobden questioned both the wisdom and the motives of politicians who intervene on foreign soil.
To the poor of England, the Worcestershire man gave affordable pots and pans, and to all the world he gave the industrial revolution.
After Louis XIV’s grandson Philip inherited the throne of Spain, the ‘Sun King’ began to entertain dreams of Europe-wide dominion.
New Puzzles
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Try writing complete sentences using these nouns as either the subject or the object of a verb.
Try writing complete sentences using these verbs in either the active or the passive voice.
Polyword ‘Burn’
Make as many words as you can with the letters below. All your words must be at least four letters long, and must also include the highlighted letter. What’s the nine-letter word?

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.

Note: You can find more Polywords and other games on our Nine Lives puzzle page, and most of our stories are accompanied by games with words, grammar and numbers.

More Puzzles
Change ROCK into SALT, one letter at a time.
Do you know ‘meticulous’ (7 letters), and ‘father of Goneril, Regan and Cordelia’ (4 letters)?
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with GOAT and finish with HERD.
Divide one number by another number. See how quickly you can solve the sums.
Do you know ‘cup’ (6 letters), and ‘unit of resistance’ (3 letters)?
See if you can guess these words letter-by-letter.
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