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Put me in a STATE and I will ride a car

Put me in a CAR and I will talk on a phone

Put me in a PHONE and I will stay put

Can you tell me what word I am? __________

Hint 1

Think of company names

Hint 2

It is a 2 letter word.

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  • $\begingroup$ Is STATE one of the 50 states of the USA or it's the word that comes before "of shock" for example? $\endgroup$ Sep 10 at 17:47
  • $\begingroup$ One of the 50 states abbreviated $\endgroup$
    – RogerA
    Sep 10 at 18:07

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Are you the word:

No

Put me in a STATE and I will ride a car

Add 'No' to the state of Virginia (VA) and get Nova. A few manufacturers have produced a Nova model, including Chevrolet, Holden, and my personal favourite, Anziel.

Put me in a CAR and I will talk on a phone

Add 'No', this time to the Korean car manufacturer Kia, and get 'Nokia', a well known phone and blunt weapon.

Put me in a PHONE and I will stay put

Add 'No' to 'T-Mobile' and you get 'Not-Mobile'. That describes something that will be staying put for a while.

Edit for the title:

Your answer may not make any sense to me

The exact question being asked is: "Can you tell me what word I am?". The answer is "Yes: No." Which does sound somewhat nonsensical

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    $\begingroup$ That last one is very funny :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 11 at 5:33
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    $\begingroup$ There! You have it @Johnson. Perfectly solved. $\endgroup$
    – RogerA
    Sep 11 at 12:51

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