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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:51 pm 
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Athey VR Pack 1, Paper 3 has this question of the "Move one letter from the first word into the second word to form two new words" type.

Q: FIRE and SCAR

DD's answer, and the book's, was FIR and SCARE.

I thought IRE and SCARF was a possible right answer as well. DD looked it up in her dictionary (Oxford Schools Dictionary) and there is no such word as IRE there :shock: .


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:59 pm 
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I personally havent heard of IRE as a word - are you thinking of EIRE or ORE?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:01 pm 
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Yes, Long Journey, ire is a word which means anger or wrath. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:02 pm 
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janet71 wrote:
I personally havent heard of IRE as a word - are you thinking of EIRE or ORE?


Ire, as in anger. Am I making it up? I thought irate comes from that.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:03 pm 
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I am amazed it is not in the dictionary - it is a word I do use occasionally. Surely I am not so old that a word I use in every day speech is considered old fashioned and banished from our standard vocabulary?!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:05 pm 
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Cross posts.

It's odd isn't it, that a dictionary wouldn't list it?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:10 pm 
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http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/ire

definitely a word


Acts 19:28 Wycliffe Bible ..
Quote:
Whanne these thingis weren herd, thei weren fillid with ire, and crieden, and seiden, Greet is the Dian of Effesians


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:27 am 
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Ire is definitely a word and I saw it recently as an answer in a Type F question (missing three letter word).


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:45 am 
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School Dictionaries are pretty short, compared with a 'proper' one. It's not in our Collins School Dictionary - that has irate, which is a lot more common I would say - but it's certainly in Chambers :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Ire is most definitely a word.

IRE & SCARF is as valid an answer as FIR & SCARE.

Susan Daughtrey includes the question FIRE & LOWER in one of her books.

The answer, of course, is IRE & FLOWER.


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