Scrabble Words - Two Letter Scrabble Word Lists
This section offers a discussion of various two and three letter Scrabble words and includes a full list of these words and their plural forms.
Each player in a game of Scrabble will have varying level of commitment. New players may enjoy a simple game every holiday or at family gatherings, while others may play serious and competitive games. There are also those that compete in tournaments held all over the world, so each player is totally different.
The very first step to move from a friendly and simple game to a competitive game is to learn a list of short words that can be easily placed on the board. Two and three letter words are the key to helping any player improve when they play Scrabble. By learning and memorising some of the shortest words in the languages, players will have better chances at scoring points when others would pass.
Short Word Strategies
Short words do not always mean low points. There are some situations where these words can result in some impressive scores. They are also useful towards the end of the game where not many spaces are left open on the board. Short words will also allow a player to play defensively, where they can score a few points without providing other players with an opportunity to score high points.
There are number of times when three letter words are important in the game of Scrabble. Here are some strategies where a two or three letter word will benefit any player.
This occurs when a player can play a two letter word along the length of an already placed word, resulting in the scoring of multiple words.
Playing on a Blocked Board
Many opponents will play defensive Scrabble and there may not be many openings on the board to place a long word. Knowing various two letter words will allow something to be squeezed in where players may not have thought a word could be played. It is possible to get in a two letter word on a multiplying square to collect more points and play defensively at the same time.
Two letter words may not seem important, but they are the key to being a successful Scrabble player. There are more than 125 two letter words in the English language and when these are memorised, players will enjoy the game on a different level. Most of the mentioned two letter words here can be found in any Scrabble dictionary.
AA, AB, AD, AE, AG, AH, AI, AL, AM, AN, AR, AS, AT, AW, AX, AY
EA, ED, EE, EF, EH, EL, EM, EL, EM, EN, ER, ES, ET, EX
ID, IF, IN, IO, IS, IT
OB, OD, OE, OF, OH, OI, OM, ON, OO, OP, OR, OS, OU, OW, OX, OY
UG, UH, UM, UN, UP, UR, US, UT
Two-Letter Words Starting In Consonants
BA, BI, BO, BY, DI, DO, FA, FE, GI, GO, GU, HA, HI, HO, JO, KA, KI, KO, LA, LI, MU, NA, NE, NU, PA, PE, PI, PO, QI, RE, SI, TA, TE, TI, TO, WO, XI, XU, YA, YO, YU, ZO
Two-Letter Words Removed After OSPD 3
Two-Letter Words Without Vowels
CH, FY, HM, MM, SH, ST, KY, NY, PH
There are cases where players will not have any vowels in their rack, or just a few. This is most common at the end of the game. Luckily, there are some two letter words that do not use any vowel at all, which can allow players to place a word and not have to pass or turn in letters.
High Point Value 2-Letter Words
The following eight words use some of the higher point tiles in the game, so these are important to learn. With these, you can get out of some tight situations and collect decent points at the same time.
JO, KA, KI, QI, EX, XI, XU, ZA
Five of these words can be made plural with an "S".
KAS, KIS, QIS, XIS, ZAS
About 2/3rds of the two-letter words on this page have a plural form. Here is a list of those words.
Three-Letter Plural Words
The three letter words that are provided here are mostly plural forms of the two letter words already discussed. In some cases, these words can mean something completely different, such as when placing an S on an already placed AS.
AAS, ABS, ADS, AGS, AHS, AIS, ALS, ARS, ASS, AYS, BAS, BES, BIS, BOS, BYS, DOS, EDS, EFS, ELS, EMS, ENS, ERS, ESS, FAS, FES, GOS, HAS, HES, HIS, IDS, IFS, INS, ITS, KAS, KIS, LAS, LIS, MAS, MIS, MOS, MUS, NOS, NUS, ODS, OES, OHS, OMS, ONS, OPS, ORS, PAS, PES, PIS, QIS, RES, SIS, SOS, TAS, TIS, UNS, UPS, UTS, WOS, XIS, YES, ZAS
There is a larger list of three-letter words that I will add on a separate page for the complete three-letter words list.
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