See the alphabetical order of the words explained.
Note that the words within each letter group are themselves listed strictly in alphabetical order.
The A letter group starts with the word a…then lists words which begin with aa…then words which begin with ab, then ac, and so on.
The following words are listed in alphabetical order.
label, labour, lace, last, late, later, latest…
The alphabetical order is decided by looking at the first letter of the word and then the second letter and so on.
All the words in the example above start with the letters la. We then must look at the third letter of the words. The third letter of the word label is a b. The third letter of the word labour is a b also. We must then look at the fourth letter. The fourth letter of the word label is an e. The fourth letter of the word labour is an o. If you have memorised the order of the letters in the English Alphabet, you will know that e comes before o, and therefore label will come before labour.
If you look at the rest of the words in our example, you will see how and why their alphabetical order is decided.
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