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Decide whether a word is a verb or a noun (or both), and compose example sentences.
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No. 21
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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No. 22
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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No. 23
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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No. 24
Do you know ‘amusing play on words’ (3 letters), and ‘leaf of a pine tree’ (6 letters)?
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No. 25
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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No. 26
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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No. 27
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.
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No. 28
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
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No. 29
Do you know ‘beg’ (7 letters), and ‘a single game in the sport of darts’ (3 letters)?
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No. 30
Polywords (183)
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
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Turn one word into another, changing just one letter each time.
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A mini-crossword of everyday vocabulary and general knowledge.
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Find one common letter that will turn three words into three new ones.
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Guess these words letter by letter – before the cats are gone!
See how ingenious you can be in combining three randomly chosen words in one sentence.
Compose sentences showing the difference in meaning, grammar or usage between these words.
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A word search game with a dash of strategy.
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Polyword ‘Hunt’
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.

More Word Games
A word search game with a dash of strategy.
Guess these words letter by letter – before the cats are gone!
Do you know ‘additional’ (5), and ‘reject contemptuously’ (5)?
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with WIND and finish with CASH.
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.