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1 of the 5 two-word combinations shown below does not have the same word property as the other 4. Which one? Why?

Note: The answer has nothing to do with the number of: letters, vowels, consonants or syllables. It has nothing to do with meaning of the words or whether a particular letter/s is present or missing.

1 Commercial space

2 Cancun Mexico

3 Special vaccine

4 Focaccia slice

5 Oceanic places

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The answer is

Cancun Mexico

because in it

the letter C is only pronounced one way

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    $\begingroup$ Twice at that . $\endgroup$
    – humn
    Commented Nov 10, 2021 at 3:27
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The answer must be 5 because it is the only plural.

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    $\begingroup$ And this shows the problem with "odd one out" questions: there are usually multiple answers which could be "correct". $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 11, 2021 at 10:35
  • $\begingroup$ I once saw an "odd one out" problem whose answer was the only one of the 5 that couldn't be considered the "odd one out" by some criterion, thereby being the "odd one out" $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 11, 2021 at 11:11
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I was a little torn because

Three of them are adjective-noun, and one is noun-noun (Focaccia slice is noun noun, but I suppose you could stretch to say that focaccia was sort of adjective-like)... but Cancun Mexico is name-name, so that must be the answer.

Also note

The original question asked about word property. When you say word property, I take that to mean the kind or type of word that it is.

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