8 thoughts on “Forming words

    • No, “distinct words” is not the same as “words with distinct letters”. For example “apple”, “banana” and “cherry” are distinct words, but not words with distinct letters.


      • then is there a difference between “how many 4 letter words can be formed?” and “how many distinct 4 letter words can be formed?” because I am unable to understand the significance of “distinct” here..

  1. Seema, when I say “distinct words” it is just to avoid any possible ambiguity [it is another way of saying “how many different words can I form”. After all, when forming words in English we often use the same word again and again (like I used the word “again” above!)]. I can say BABY and BABA are distinct words (though not words with distinct letters)


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