Draden (me) gives you a notebook with 10 sentences, and you must find the odd one out. The sentences are as follows:

  1. Look at that airplane high in the sky.

  2. They walked across the lake.

  3. The tree is on fire!

  4. Is the painting crooked?

  5. To eat an apple pie, you must first bake one.

  6. I am going to start a band; I'll do it tomorrow, then.

  7. He shouted, "Pass the ball to me!".

  8. You are a wonderful person!

  9. You strolled slowly across the garden.

  10. The horse trotted steadily unto the track.

Which sentence is the odd one out?

P.S. Please don't guess or make an answer without a full reason on why you chose that specific sentence.

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  • P.S. I'd be surprised if this isn't answered within two days; my riddles usually are. But if it isn't, then hooray, I can make difficult riddles! – Omega Lul Nov 13 at 19:23
  • Is "unto" meant to be/mean "onto" or is that a phrasing I'm not familiar with? – WAF Nov 13 at 19:27
  • Yes, it's an old type of phrasing I used to confuse people wink wink smiley face wink – Omega Lul Nov 13 at 19:29
  • If anyone thinks this is difficult, I might add a hint sooner or later and keep oo for those who really need it. – Omega Lul Nov 13 at 20:15
  • Welp, rip; Just when I thought I had made a question that doesn't get put on hold, bam, it just did. I'm gonna delete this question when I get the chance to, sorry guys. – Omega Lul Nov 14 at 7:40

14 Answers 14

I'll go for

8

Because:

All other sentences contain words with a letter showing up twice in sequence, e.g. "look", "across" and "tree".

  • Woah, great guess. Although it isn't the answer, you made a great attempt! – Omega Lul Nov 13 at 19:13

Is it:

5. It's the only sentence with all the vowels (aeiou) in it.

  • Nice, but sorry, it isn't correct; I like your answer though! – Omega Lul Nov 13 at 19:15

I have to say

6

because

it's actually two full sentences conjoined by a semicolon, rather than separated by a period. As such, it is the only one with more than one independent clause (number 5 has two phrases, but the first one is subordinate).

  • I have to give you credit for the thinking; you're the only person who thought of that! – Omega Lul Nov 13 at 19:17

Perhaps it's

1

because

It's the only one whose contents would have been incomprehensible before "modern times". Let's define that as pre-Victorian. In defense of this answer, it turns out pie has been around for 2500 years(!), and the band reference, even if it is a group of people and not a strip of material, could be understood as early as the 15th century.

and

The poster winked repeatedly while making reference to old timey language, so maybe that was a clue.

and

It even says it in the title, for goodness's sake.

  • All I'm gonna say is... WOW! Although this was nowhere near the answer, just WOW! I would never have thought of that if I were trying to solve this riddle... I wish I had your smarts... But nope; All I'm good at is MAKING puzzles, not solving them ;-; – Omega Lul Nov 13 at 19:45

Is it

4?

Because

It is the only sentence that is a question mark.

  • Think about it; sentence 7 is the only one with quotation marks, so why isn't that the answer? Keep trying! – Omega Lul Nov 13 at 19:19

Possibly

5

because

It's the only sentence where an odd number--specifically, "one"--appears, suggesting a play on the puzzle title, "Odd One Out". 5 also happens to be the first digit of the 5-digit number representing the total number of answers this puzzle will be spammed with if you don't narrow the parameters or provide a clue. *hint hint*

My guess is that it's

6

because

it is the only sentence written in future tense, the rest are present or past tense.

Just a guess, but worth a shot?

I am not to sure about this, but I think it is:

2

Because:

all other sentences have an odd number of syllables. (yes for 10 if you read "trotted" in one syllable)

  • how do you know the answer isn't 10 if you read 'across' with one syllable? – JonMark Perry Nov 13 at 17:05
  • ... You can't just cheat on syllables like that... – Omega Lul Nov 13 at 19:21

I feel that it could be

4

because

It is the only sentence that is not saying something directly. It is asking a question, not stating something.

Another thought I had was that it could be

1

because

It uses American varieties of words (airplane). No others use them.

The odd one out is

7

because

nobody picked 7 yet it is not gender-neutral.

I think it's

2

Because

You can't walk across water.

  • 1
    Sure you can, in conditions that would be considered normal in some countries... :-) – deep thought Nov 14 at 1:58
  • @deepthought :-( – Chris Happy Nov 14 at 2:36
  • nooo don't be sad, it's fun ... see? do these kids look sad? :-) – deep thought Nov 14 at 3:08

Is it

5

Because

As it is the only statement with an infinitive. I think it might have two of them actually: to-infinitive "To eat" and a zero-infinitive "must (first) bake"

Is it

2

Because

There is no clear identification who it is referring to; Airplane, They(?), Tree, Painting, Apple pie, I, He, You, You, Horse

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