Learning English? Keep Away, Please!

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Which one of the following words does not belong with the other six?

Issue
Mishap
Parachute
Ocean
Semiconscious
Anxious
Mansion

Hint: Go straight to ‘Answer’ below. I didn’t even try!

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Answer:

Mishap is the misfit.

The other six words, and the three in the title, all contain the ‘sh’ sound – which is spelled in nine different ways!

Ironically, the word which does contain -sh- is not pronounced ‘sh’!

‘Schedule’ would count as another spelling of the same sound, depending on which side of the Atlantic you studied!

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2 Responses to Learning English? Keep Away, Please!

  1. theotheri says:

    Well, I tried, but my guess was way off! But learning the right answer is a reward in itself. Now I’ve got my eye out for some more words to add to the list.

    Liked by 1 person

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