Questions tagged [english]

Puzzles that crucially depend on some feature of the English language or that only work in an English formulation.

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Make the question less broad [closed]

Recently a question of mine was put on hold for being too broad: Longest $Scramble Sentence$? Or if you prefer have this in the one window: Before we begin, allow me to define what I call a Scramble ...
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Wait wait wait wait… 1=0? [duplicate]

Wasn't quite sure if this was suitable for Puzzling; however it has a problem/puzzle in it, so decided to give it a shot. Please appropriately downvote if you feel you should. Yesterday morning I ...
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I am a basic necessity for survival

I am a basic necessity for survival Drop survival's end and I'm a temple for meditation Repeat temple's last to electrical Replace electricity's first to sleep well at a friend's What on Earth ...
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Archive Trouble

Inspired by The Vowel Eater. Thanks, @JonMark Perry! A vowel,-space,-and-punctuation-eating monster and a paper-ripping monster have broken into the Federal Archives of the United States! (oh no!) ...
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Place a single ring on the soil, Place a fir [closed]

Place a single piece of ring on the soil, Place a first stick vertically on above of a single piece of ring, Place a second stick vertically on below of a single piece of ring. What symbol did you get?...
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Confusing, Seemingly-Impossible, yet Correct sentence

What does this mean? "The girl that a man that a dog that a complex that a landlord that a friend that a cat plays with helps owns houses loved seen plays piano." Can you make any sense out of this?
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Find the pattern in these numbers [closed]

3, 3, 5, 4, 4, 3, 5, 5, 4, 3 How did I get those numbers and how do I get more that fit the pattern?
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What's the longest sentence you can make using only 2-letter words? [closed]

The sentence has to be grammatically correct, and probably shouldn't be too nonsensical. Here are a few examples: Is he in on it? Is it to be me? Ma, Ed is in my gi! Note: This puzzle ...
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Many forms I take

Many forms I take Unification I aim to make I can make you act quite dumb Cause your tongue to go numb Appearing in every nation I am the cause of relation I can control Even ...
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In a plane crash who died?

In a plane crash somewhere, every single person died but two people survived. How is this possible?
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Line with all alphabets? [closed]

What is your smallest line which consists of all the letters at least once? (which all alphabets(a-z) are used). Please write the meaningful line.
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I am used to comprehend

I am used to comprehend Add one letter and I'm your food Move a letter to be magical Drop a letter to quiver in fear What exactly am I talking about?
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“Place a single square on the soil, place a firs…” [duplicate]

Place a single piece of square on the soil, place a first stick vertically on above of a single piece of square, place a second stick horizontally on above of the first stick, What symbol did you get?
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Simple and political question [closed]

I'm a man who rule my country, I'm the only rule my country, While others are my troops, my commanders, and my commoners, My system was "one-person". What am i?
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The four letters YHVH [closed]

What is the most commonly used everyday English word that contains the four letters YHVH in some order? Explanation: The answer is unique and clear, unless you try hard to stretch the rules that ...
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Shortest sentence with 2 sets of synonyms?

Current Best: 13 characters This time I'm asking you guys to determine the shortest possible grammatically correct english sentence that includes 2 pairs of synonyms (different words that mean the ...
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Any twelve year-old can answer this question

Come up with a question between five and ten words long with an answer that contains more than three times as many unique words as the question, does not contain any of the question words, and does ...
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Bob and Steve find an ambiguous sentence - but HOW ambiguous? [closed]

Bob is mentoring Steve at a new job, and they are working their way through some poorly written instructions to install an update for some critical software. Things are going okay up until they find ...
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What English word is always spelled incorrectly? [closed]

What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly?
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Find English words with Sound of V or W?

Search and find some English words which when written starts with o and when speaking they pronounce with sound of v or w lets see who ll find maximum words?
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Longest $Scramble Sentence$? [closed]

Before we begin, allow me to define what I call a Scramble Sentence, A Scramble Sentence is a grammatically correct sentence, where at least 1 other permutation, of the letters in the sentence, ...