Below, several three-letter words are separated into three groups. All the words in a single group have a property in common, and no words in any of the other groups share that property. Where does the word BUY go and why?
- TOE, RIG, SON, ONE
- ACT, HOW, BET, DIM
- BIG, EAT, POT, GAS
Ready for the answer?
In the first set, the letters in the words are in reverse alphabetical order. That is, T comes after O, which comes after E in the alphabet.
In the second set, the letters are in alphabetical order (e.g., A, then C, then T).
And that leaves the last set where the letters are not ordered.
And that means that BUY goes into the second group. Happy Shopping!