Our Spelling Lists by Phonogram section includes lists of all commonly known base words using a particular rarely used phonogram, lists of all commonly known words using a particular phonogram in a particular way, and lists of sample words that use a particular spelling pattern.

Two-Letter Words

This spelling list includes all the most commonly used two-letter words in English.

am

an

as

at

go

hi *

if

in

is

it

ma

me

my

no

of **

oh

on

or

ox

pa

so

to

up

we

* English word do not end in I, U, V, or J. Hi is a common slang term for hello.

** Out of 90,000 words, "of" is the only word where F says the /v/ sound. This word needs extra attention when taught for reading and spelling. Since it is a common grammatical term, it is also unaccented in the sentence and therefore the vowel has diminished to a schwa sound.

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