Phonetically SpeakingLanguage brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.
Using the SOUNDS of the following words or pairs of words, which one of the four W word/word couples do not belong?
2. We, Duct
4. We, Essence
HintWrite down what you hear and then you will see the difference.
AnswerWord couple Number 2 does not belong because phonetically speaking, all of the other words/word-groups can be used along with ACQ to form new words as demonstrated below:
When you separate ACQ from the following words, you have a 'W' sound left. (PHONETICALLY)
1. ACQ+ 'Wired' (UIRED) = ACQUIRED
3. ACQ+ 'Whittle' (UITTAL) = ACQUITTAL
4. ACQ+ 'We' + 'ESSENCE' (UIESCENCE) = ACQUIESCENCE
2. AQUEDUCT would be AQ+ We + Duct.
AQUEDUCT is the only word that begins with AQU instead of ACQ like the others, thus not fitting in with the rest of the group.
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