Word Families

Word Families Index


The following is a list of the most common word families in English (from Wylie and Durrell, 1970, plus a few other word families).


ack

attack
back
black
crack
hack
Jack
knack
lack
pack
quack
rack
sack
snack
stack
tack
track
whack
Zack

ad

ad
bad
dad
had
lad
mad
pad
sad

ail

ail
fail
hail
jail
mail
nail
pail
rail
sail
snail
tail
wail

ain

brain
gain
grain
main
pain
plain
rain
slain
Spain
strain
train

ake

bake
brake
cake
fake
flake
lake
make
rake
sake
stake
take
wake

ale

bale
dale
gale
male
pale
sale
stale
tale

all

ball
call
fall
hall
mall
stall
tall
wall

am

cam
dam
dram
ham
jam
lam
Pam
ram
Sam
slam
tam
wham

ame

came
fame
game
lame
name
same
shame
tame

an

an
ban
bran
can
clan
Dan
fan
flan
Fran
Jan
pan
ran
span
Stan
tan
van

ank

bank
blank
crank
dank
drank
Hank
plank
prank
rank
sank
tank
thank

ap

cap
clap
flap
gap
lap
map
nap
rap
sap
tap
trap
wrap

ash

ash
bash
cash
dash
flash
gash
hash
lash
mash
rash
sash
slash
stash

at

at
bat
brat
cat
chat
fat
flat
hat
mat
pat
rat
sat
spat
tat
that
vat

ate

abate
ate
crate
date
fate
grate
hate
late
mate
plate
sate
state

aw

claw
flaw
draw
flaw
gnaw
jaw
law
paw
raw
saw
slaw
straw
thaw

ay

away
bray
bay
clay
day
delay
flay
gay
gray
hay
jay
lay
may
nay
pay
play
pray
ray
say
spray
stay
sway
tray
way

eat

beat
eat
feat
heat
meat
neat
peat
seat
wheat

eel

eel
feel
heel
keel
peel
reel
steel
wheel

eep

beep
creep
deep
jeep
keep
peep
sheep
sleep
steep
weep

eet

beet
feet
fleet
greet
meet
sleet
sweet

ell

bell
cell
dell
dwell
fell
sell
smell
spell
swell
tell
well

en

Ben
den
fen
gentlemen
hen
men
pen
ten
wren

ent

bent
cent
dent
lent
rent
sent
tent
vent
went

est

best
jest
nest
pest
quest
rest
test
vest
west

ice

ice
dice
nice
mice
rice
slice

ick

kick
lick
nick
pick
quick
Rick
sick
slick
stick
thick
tick
trick
wick

ide

bride
hide
pride
ride
side
slide
tide
wide

ife

fife
knife
life
wife

ight

bright
delight
fight
flight
fright
light
might
night
right
sight
slight
tight
tonight

ile

file
mile
Nile
pile
rile
smile
stile
tile
vile
while

ill

bill
hill
ill
Jill
pill
sill
still
till
will

in

bin
din
grin
in
kin
pin
shin
spin
thin
tin
win

ine

dine
fine
line
mine
nine
pine
swine
tine
vine

ing

bring
cling
fling
king
ping
ring
sing
sling
spring
sting
string
swing
thing
wing
zing

ink

blink
brink
ink
link
mink
pink
rink
sink
think
wink

ip

grip
hip
lip
nip
ship
sip
slip
tip
trip
whip

it

bit
fit
grit
hit
it
kit
lit
pit
quit
sit
spit
twit
wit

oat

boat
coat
float
gloat
goat
oat
throat

ock

block
clock
cock
dock
flock
frock
lock
mock
o'clock
rock
sock
stock

og

bog
cog
clog
dog
fog
frog
hog
jog
log
slog

oil

boil
broil
coil
foil
oil
soil
spoil
toil

oke

awoke
bloke
broke
joke
poke
spoke
stroke
woke

oo

boo
goo
moo
shoo
too
zoo

ood

good
hood
stood
wood

oof

goof
proof
roof
spoof

ook

book
brook
cook
crook
hook
look
nook
shook
took

oom

bloom
boom
broom
doom
gloom
loom
room
zoom

ood

brood
food
mood

ool

cool
pool
spool
stool
tool

oon

goon
moon
noon
soon
spoon

oop

droop
hoop
loop
scoop
snoop
troop

oot (long oo)

boot
hoot
scoot
shoot

oot (short oo)

foot
soot

op

bop
cop
crop
drop
flop
mop
pop
stop
top

ore

bore
core
chore
lore
more
ore
pore
sore
store
tore
wore

orn

corn
morn
scorn
thorn

ot

apricot
blot
cot
dot
got
hot
jot
lot
not
plot
pot
rot
shot
spot
tot
trot

ought

bought
brought
fought
ought
sought
thought

ould

could
should
would

ouse

douse
house
louse
mouse
spouse

out

about
out
lout
pout
shout
spout
stout
tout

ow (rhymes with cow)

bow
cow
chow
how
now
plow
sow
vow
wow

ow (rhymes with low)

bow
blow
crow
flow
glow
grow
low
mow
row
show
slow
snow
sow
stow
throw
tow

own

brown
crown
down
drown
frown
gown
nightgown
town

uck

buck
duck
luck
muck
puck
pluck
stuck
tuck
yuck

ug

bug
dug
hug
jug
lug
mug
pug
rug
tug

ump

bump
dump
hump
jump
lump
pump
rump
stump
trump

unk

bunk
flunk
junk
lunk
plunk
punk
slunk
sunk
trunk







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