Start with Common Vowels and Consonants: Begin by guessing common vowels (A, E, I, O, U) and common consonants (T, N, S, H, R). These letters appear frequently in English words.
Look for Patterns: Pay attention to the pattern of correct letters in your guesses. For example, if you guess "RAISE" and you get an "A" and an "E" correct, you know that those letters are in the word.
Process of Elimination: Once you have some correct letters, try using them in different positions to see if they fit elsewhere in the word.
Use Words with Similar Letter Combinations: If you have a few correct letters, try words that use similar combinations of letters.
Consider Word Length and Common Letter Placement: Think about common five-letter words and where certain letters tend to appear. For example, "S" and "T" often start words, while vowels like "E" and "A" are frequently found in the middle.
Avoid Repeating Letters: Once you know a letter is incorrect, avoid using it in your subsequent guesses.
Use Plurals and Possessives: If you have a correct letter in a particular position, try using it in the same position for similar words (e.g., if "E" is correct in the second position, try words like "BEAR," "DEAR," etc.).
Pay Attention to Word Structure: Think about word structure and common prefixes/suffixes. For example, if you have "ING" or "ED" as possibilities, try using those.
Narrow Down Options: As you make more guesses and eliminate possibilities, start narrowing down your options based on the correct letters.
Use a Systematic Approach: Try to be systematic in your guesses, moving methodically through the alphabet.
Adapt and Learn from Each Guess: Pay attention to the feedback you receive after each guess. Use that information to adjust your strategy for the next guess.