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I have always liked the word "odd". Difficult to say why...

One of the reasons is the spelling: a vowel + 2 consonants; but as a student pointed out this afternoon, there are other words in English with this pattern.

And when I thought about it, I found a lot more words like "odd".

Here is a (the?) list:

 

add  (If you add 2 and 3, you get 5)

 

all     (I worked all day)

 

egg  (He ate an egg yesterday.)

 

err   (To err is human..)

 

ill     (She feels ill.)

 

inn   (They stayed at the inn.)

 

odd  (It was a very odd situation.)

 

off   (He fell off the chair.)

 

 

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Just some examples of the word "odd":

 

1) an odd ( = strange / unusual) house

 

2) odd numbers: the numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, etc.

 

3) the odd one out: the one that doesn't belong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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