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    Default Just curious, why is there no English word ending with tf?

    Just curious, why is there no English word ending with tf?
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    Default Re: Just curious, why is there no English word ending with tf?

    Certain combinations of letters are not used. There's no particular reason for not using them; we just don't.

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    Default Re: Just curious, why is there no English word ending with tf?

    Thanks. A friend of mine asked me to find an English word that ends with tf yesterday and I gave up. Today, I have tried to search in Google and again no result.
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    Default Re: Just curious, why is there no English word ending with tf?

    An easy way to do it:

    1 Go to OneLook Dictionary Search
    2 enter *tf as a search- it will search for any letters + tf, so it will give you everything it finds with them at the end of a word. * = any letters ? = any single letter

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    Default Re: Just curious, why is there no English word ending with tf?

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Thanks. A friend of mine asked me to find an English word that ends with tf yesterday and I gave up. Today, I have tried to search in Google and again no result.
    Do you have any idea why your friend set you this challenge?
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    Default Re: Just curious, why is there no English word ending with tf?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you have any idea why your friend set you this challenge?
    I think he knew that there is no word like that in English.
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    Default Re: Just curious, why is there no English word ending with tf?

    I hope he enjoyed making you waste your time looking for one. That's not the kind of thing I would find helpful from a friend.
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    Default Re: Just curious, why is there no English word ending with tf?

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    I think he knew that there is no word like that in English.
    Just give him your usual finger, anhnha.

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    Default Re: Just curious, why is there no English word ending with tf?

    I can't be bothered to check, but there are probably no English words ending in tb, tc, td, tg, tj, tk, tm, tp, tq, tv, tx.

    i wonder how many seconds it will be after I post this before the -tq words pour in.
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    Default Re: Just curious, why is there no English word ending with tf?

    WTF?

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