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Find an English word which is three letters long beginning with t using only the first three letters of the English alphabet

Now do the same using the same three letters but for a French word You may add an accent

Hint for those who are stuck

punctuation

Once you have solved it please include in the answer how the hint worked

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  • $\begingroup$ Wait, punctuation? Punctuation characters are not letters. What? $\endgroup$ – Okx Mar 22 '16 at 19:47
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps adding some choice punctuation changes the meaning of a sentence? $\endgroup$ – Matt Mar 22 '16 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ He wants a word three letters long, and no other thing, including punctuation. $\endgroup$ – Okx Mar 22 '16 at 19:50
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    $\begingroup$ OH MY GOD I did not realize this puzzle was created by my alter ego $\endgroup$ – question_asker Mar 22 '16 at 19:54
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    $\begingroup$ Haha — Maybe I should be Question Answerer then :) $\endgroup$ – Shuri2060 Mar 22 '16 at 19:55
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THE uses the first three letters of "the English alphabet" Thé is a french word, with an accent.

Punctuation would have helped in the clue

if you had use quotes around "the English alphabet"

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  • $\begingroup$ Nicely done. I will make a harder question next :) $\endgroup$ – Shuri2060 Mar 22 '16 at 20:03
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    $\begingroup$ Feel like an obligatory xkcd.com/169 $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd Mar 22 '16 at 20:05
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    $\begingroup$ To be precise, I missed out all of the punctuation in the question to attempt to confuse. $\endgroup$ – Shuri2060 Mar 22 '16 at 20:07

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