Example: Both player have 0 points.

Emily puts the word NOT on the board and wins 3 points. Now the score is 3-0.

Her opponent, Sam adds –ES to the end of the word. Emily’s word becomes NOTES. Sam wins 5 points; 2 points for the ES and 3 points for stealing the letters NOT from Emily. The score is now 0-5 because Sam stole Emily’s word and her 3 points!