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ENG 1103: Two-Letter Words, M-P

In the past three weeks, I published blog posts featuring the playable two-letter words that begin with a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, and l. Today’s post features the playable two-letter words beginning with m, n, o, and p. Learning these two-letter words, as well as the others in the alphabet, will enable you to see more options for play and increase the number of points you earn in a single turn.

M, by the way, is the most versatile consonant. In the first position, m pairs with every vowel, mame, mi, mo, mu, and also my. In the second position, m pairs with every vowel except iam, em, om, um.

  • ma: a mother
  • me: a singular objective pronoun
  • mi: a tone of the diatonic scale
  • mm: an expression of assent
  • mo: a moment
  • mu: a Greek letter
  • my: a first-person possessive adjective
  • na: no, not
  • ne: born with the name of
  • no: a negative answer
  • nu: a Greek letter
  • od: a hypothetical force
  • oe: a whirlwind off the Faero Islands
  • of: originating from
  • oh: an exclamation of surprise
  • oi: an expression of dismay (also oy)
  • om: a sound used as a mantra
  • on: the batsman’s side in cricket
  • op: a style of abstract art dealing with optics
  • or: the heraldic color gold
  • os: a bone
  • ow: used to express pain
  • ox: a clumsy person
  • oy: an expression of dismay
  • pa: a father
  • pe: a Hebrew letter
  • pi: a Greek letter

Next Up

Friday marks your fourth Wordplay Day of the semester. To up your game and increase your word power, review the tips and tools on the Scrabble website as well as my blog posts devoted to the game.

Coming Soon

At the beginning of class on Monday, February 6, I will collect the worksheets for your fourth Check, Please! assignment. If you were absent last Wednesday or misplaced the copy you recieved in class, you can download a copy from Blackboard.

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