Ever ask yourself "How Can I Make a Word With These Letters"? If you need to unscramble words in a hurry, try our solver. This tool can unscramble letters to make words. We group the words you can make with your letters by length. If you have wild cards, use * to represent them. That being said, if you want to get better at unscrambling letters into words with using tools, read on for some tips.
There are several tricks you can use to help unscramble letters into words. My favorite trick is to look for common prefixes and suffixes. If you can unscramble letters into common sequences, such as ING, DE, or TH, that can often help you find the word. Set the sequence to one side and look at the remaining letters to see what words you can make with those letters. This iterative approach really narrows down the number of possiblities. The same trick works for an S - set it aside and look for words you can turn into obvious plurals. If you're playing a game where you are rewards for quickly unscrambling words from your letters, this approach can really pay off.
Another trick that can help you make words out of letters is using the typical relationships between vowels and consonants. Most short English words alternate vowels and consonants. Sometimes the consonants may be in pairs (CH, TH), but rarely more than that. So unscramble your letters into a couple of consonants and vowels. Organize them into a shell of a word - vowel, consontant, vowel, etc. Now... start swapping vowels and consonants around. It may sound a little random, but it is a good trick to get you moving when you have to figure out what word do these letters make. This type of quick thinking can help max out your score in boggle or scrabble.
Root words are also very helpful. These are the building blocks of larger words, often borrowed from older languages. Most of the english language is predictable if you understand the root words. Find anything that looks like a root word and unscramble letters around it. You can also use them to try to build up larger words. For example, if we can can construct something we can reconstruct or deconstruct or disconstruct....
English does have quirks. There are a handful of words which break the rules. These were often also borrowed from another language. Somewhere along the line, people started abusing them. These evade most of the tricks for making words from your letters. The only trick for these words is to learn them. Word games are a good way to do this. The more you play word games and puzzles,the better you will know English. Using scratch paper can help if you're a visual person.
We also built some tools to help build vocubulary. Don't spend time memorizing the dictionary, however - you'll get more milage from memorizing lists of short words (such as two letter words and three letter words). Skimming common root words is also good.
Looking for new puzzles and word games? We're regularly expanding our collection of puzzles and word games. Check out our Free Cryptogram puzzles if you are good at recognizing patterns. These are famous (or funny) quotes encryped with a scrambled alphabet code - if you can guess the code, you can decipher the message. Or check out our new word swapz game if you like unscrambling words. Flip letters back and forth until you manage to figure out all the words in the puzzle.
Stuck solving a puzzle? No worries, we can help with that too! We offer a wide variety of word games solvers and tools to help crack pen and paper ciphers! We have solvers for boggle, scrabble, and tools to help unscramble words. You can even use them to solve words with friends and the specialized versions of boggle (Scramble with Friends and large matrixes - 5 x 5 boggle and 6 x 6 boggle). By request, we customized solvers for: Word Chums, Word Ox, and Hanging with Friends (with a Word Builder). If you're playing another game and need a custom solver, email us at the address below!
Finally, if you need to make a word scramble or crossword puzzle - for a class exercise, business icebreaker, party favor, or other special occaision - we've got tools for that too. You can even save you work for future events and classes. These are perfect for teachers, students, homeschoolers, coaches, sunday school teachers, and team mom / dads.