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    Which word when tagged onto the first word will form another word, and when placed in front of the second word will form another word?

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    I’m sure there are many answers; one of them is “out”/“break”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janet bucknall
    Which word when tagged onto the first word will form another word, and when placed in front of the second word will form another word?
    I agree with Gwen, that there are many.

    out/take
    over/turn
    over/hang
    off/hand
    over/hand

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    I think the question is very ambiguous. I think the answer I need is some grammatical word that means what the question asks. Confused? So am I!

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    I must admit that I do not completely understand the "first" and "second" in the question.

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    I think Gwen's example works, because you can have both a 'breakout' and an 'outbreak', but I'm not too sure what the question really means.

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