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What is the third word?

Here’s a common puzzle:

Think of words ending in “-gry”. “Angry” and “hungry” are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.

11 Responses to “What is the third word?”

  1. Choedon says:

    I don’t know!

  2. jaml says:

    What is the first and second word?
    Think of these two prefixes “Im-” and “In-“. Immoral and Insane. That is what it is.

  3. english says:

    This puzzle is supposed to be spoken. If it is written (as above) it should really be correctly punctuated with quotation marks (“”):

    There are only three words in “the English language”.

    Now you can see that the third word is “language”.

  4. Robert says:

    Is the third word “language” just like what english said?
    If so, could you please explain it to me?
    Becasue I really don’t know!

  5. english says:


    There are only three words in “the English language”.

    “the English language” has 3 words. The 3rd one is “language”.

  6. Robert says:

    Thanks! english!

    I finally understand!

  7. jessie says:

    wow !

  8. Graciela says:

    I want the answer please. I had never thought there were only three words ending in “gry”!!!

  9. Linda K (Hollywood) says:

    Hello everyone
    “GRY” is also verb meaning “to rang’ there are
    several words ending in “gry” The point is that the
    riddle was trick question What’s interesting about
    it is that it won’t lie down and die.
    So now you can give up the search and move
    on the useful pastimes.

    Good luck
    Linda k(Hollywood)

  10. m. emmit says:

    the answer is “language”

  11. blanca says:

    What is the third word of location , setting _____

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