Does Wordle Use Plural Words?

Does Wordle Use Plural Words?

Jamie Sugay
May 23 2022 - 10:57am

If you are reading this, chances are you have already been Wordled- that is to say that you are hooked on the game and probably even start your day with it.

This game will certainly get you hooked in no time, as guessing the hidden word in a few attempts gives the player a sense of achievement (and the “share” feature is definitely a plus, as it enables you to post your triumphs on social media). The fact that you can only play it once a day means you have to wait one whole day before you can get your next fix.

As I’ve written in the past, Wordle is the brilliant brainchild of software engineer Josh Wardle who created it as a gift for his word game-obsessed partner.

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Here are the few things to keep in mind if you want to try the game for yourself:

  • Wordle is an online word game that can only be played once a day 

  • You must guess the hidden word with your only clue being that it is a five-letter word

  • You are allowed a maximum of six guesses. The color of each tile will change to indicate your progress

  • Only English words are allowed

  • Words may have two or more of the same letter

  • Plural words are allowed

Yes, plural words are allowed..... BUT....

Yes, plural words are allowed. Let’s talk about this for a bit, as it is the most controversial of the rules.

While we cannot say for certain that Wordle has ever made its players guess for a plural word since it was launched in October 2021, we know for sure that there have been no plural words used in 2022. In the Wordle universe, there have been only three words that have ended in “S”.

According to the I-news website, these words are FOCUS, REBUS and TRUSS.

This, along with the sparse use of the past tense form (only two words so far- FOUND and WRUNG),  seem to indicate that while they can be used, the makers might be intentionally avoiding them.

Regardless, don’t let the statistics get in the way of you having fun with Wordle.

Enjoy the game, and know that if the hidden word turns out to be plural or in the past tense, then it is a special Wordle day!

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