There is various online platform that has the huge involvement of anagrams or unscrambling letters to make a word. Let’s learn how to solve an anagram in a more detailed way:

Here is the first anagram in front of you to solve: naitp.

There are various methods to solve the anagram. One of them is a brute force method. By using this method, there are 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1, or 120, possibilities. You could work through all of them and look at them in a deeper way to find the ones that are legitimate words. For each combination, it will consume about two hours, which is not an efficient pace for people. We can also apply other strategies to work with logic.

Here are some of the strategies:

1. Look for likely combinations of consonants

You can initiate with consonant patterns. In naitp, one can ignore the vowels at first. Instead of 120 combinations, there are just six combinations available, that are ntp, tnp, pnt, ptn, tpn, npt. Then you can expand these letters to 12 possibilities by including the vowels into the combination. The new word found is patin.

Next, think about combinations that might occur at the end of a word or syllable. You can delete tn, pn, tp, and np, which leaves p—nt and n—pt apart. Now, then try to involve the vowel combinations in ai and ia way between the gaps. And when you try the vowels at the beginning and end of each combination, you also get pinta and inapt.

2. When possible, initiate with suffixes

English makes words by the formation by adding the ending part. Some of these reflect the grammatical distinctions of number, tense, aspect, comparison, and more. The letters s, i, n, g, e, and r have a great impact on the formation of the words: happy + er generates happier, write+ing+s gives writings, awake + en makes awaken, cooked + ed is cooked.

Keeping the Inflection aside, new words are also formed that end with the alphabets like: –y, -al, –ness, -th, -ity, -ish, -ly,-ion, -ian, –y, -ify, -ist, -ism, -able and –ible, -ance and –ence, -er and –re, -ize and -ise.

Is the usage of suffixes helpful? Well, consider the anagram gineald. With 7 letters, there are 5040 possibilities, which will consume longer hours by using the brute force for naitp.

3. What about using the prefixes

Some English prefixes involve the same letters as that of suffixes, some of them are: –ed and de-, -er and re-, -en and en-. So, you can often find another anagram by shifting these endings to the front of the word: naitpre will yield both painter and repaint. English has dozens of other common prefixes from which one must be aware of— di-, ex-, in-, mis-, per-, pre-, pro- re-, tri-, un-, and more. You can do the same reverse exercise with prefixes as with suffixes to solve the anagram. Thus, looking at all of the possible prefixes in the word naitpre/painter/repaint will cause you to check in-, pre-, per-, and tri- and will soon lead you to the additional word pertain.

Let us understand with another example of: roosnie. The oo might suggest the word soon but quickly, you run out of options for the rest: soon+ier, soon+eri, soon+ire, soon+rie. Instead, one can also focus on other possible endings with the letter like –s,- en, -ens, -es, -ies, -er, -ier,-ion, -ions. One can try this by using –ions with various combinations of e, o, and r: eor+ions- reo+ions, oer+ions, roe+ions, ero+ions, and or+ions. But if you try the next longest ending, –ion, and remove the s to the root, you get to the word erosion.

Yet another example can be: When you have a lot of consonants and few vowels, it starts with familiar consonant combinations. Suppose you have the letters: etstlah. The likeliest consonant clusters include st-, -th, -st, -lth.