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First, add me to I,

You may get me back -

But I won't be exactly the same.

I might be sweet,

I might be Jewish,

I might be a city plural.


Or else:

Add me to salt,

You may need to turn around.

Add me (maybe my imposter) to time,

You may lighten up a little.

Add me to a set,

You'll find yourself in various places.


What is this 'word'/special letters?

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Is it:

Somer

First, add me to I,

You may get me back -

But I won't be exactly the same.

Isomer, a compound with the same chemical formula but a different structure

I might be sweet,

Somersweet, a sugar replacement
OP's suggestion: S'more: A s'more (sometimes spelled smore) is a traditional nighttime campfire treat popular in the United States and Canada, consisting of a fire-roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.

I might be Jewish,

Somers, a jewish name
OP's suggestion - Omer(s): (unit), an ancient unit of measure used in the era of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem AND Counting of the Omer, Jewish ritual during the forty-nine days between Passover and the Feast of Weeks

I might be a city plural.

anagram for the plural of Orem, Utah
OP's suggestion: Rome(s), Italy

You may need to turn around.

Somersalt

Add me (maybe my imposter) to time,

You may lighten up a little.

Summer time

Add me to a set,

You'll find yourself in various places.

Somerset, a county in England
OP's suggestion: Also places in Australia, Canada, Bermuda, the U.S.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yep, this is it. Can you figure out the rest of the first paragraph? $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 10 '16 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ Was exactly my thought. The last one is probably you failing a somerset and getting dizzy. $\endgroup$ – nicael Jun 10 '16 at 14:52
  • $\begingroup$ Somersweet appears to be some kind of sugar replacement, never heard of it before now! Somers is a jewish name, and i still can't figure out the city! $\endgroup$ – Luke4792 Jun 10 '16 at 14:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Luke4792 Think about 'isomers' of 'somer' $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 10 '16 at 14:55
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    $\begingroup$ Wow, I was overthinking it too much. $\endgroup$ – Luke4792 Jun 10 '16 at 15:07

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