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why
three
three
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article
name
name
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hop
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play
speakers
speakers
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ping pong
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green
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english language
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tick
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sound
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top
can
can
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Why tock-tick does not sound right to your ears ver wondered why we say gin-material-purpose noun So you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife But if you mess with that word order in the slightest you'll sound tick-tock not tock tick or ding-dong not dong ding King Kong not Kong King? Turns out it is one of the unwritten rules of English that na- tive speakers know without knowing like a maniac The rule explains a BBC article is If there are three words then the order has to go I A O If there are two words then the first is I and the sec- ond is either A or O Mish mash chit-chat dilly-dally shilly-shally tip top hip-hop lip-flop tic tac sing song ding dong King Kong ping pong That explains why we say little green men not green little men but Big Bad Wolf sounds like a gross violation of the opinion bad-size big noun wolf order It won't though if you recall the first rule about the I-A-O order That rule seems inviolable All four of a horse's feet make exactly the same sound But we always always say clip-clop nev There's another unwrittern rule at work in the name Little Red Riding Hood says the article er clop-clip g This rule even has a techni- cal name if you care to know it-the rule of ablaut reduplica- tion-but then life is simpler knowing that we know the rule Adjectives in English abso O lutely have to be in this order opinion-size-age-shape-colour-ori without knowing it PLAY IT BY EAR If a word sequence sounds wrong it is probably wrong For more BBC nordic-at-heart Today on “rules of English language I didn’t realise were a thing until someone pointed it out” Meme

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