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Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#1538
Fun:*** (2.57)
Difficulty:*** (2.17)
Category:Language
Submitted By:gokaran***

 

 

 



There is a common English word that is seven letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains a common English word - from seven letters right on down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing a letter at a time?




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Rosej0
Dec 18, 2001

thas great
missie
Dec 24, 2001

'Sowing' isn't a very common English word.
george1978*
Aug 15, 2002

missie sowing is common as in sowing a shirt or sowing machine
dumbell*
Sep 15, 2002

missie, sowing might not be a common AMERICAN word, but it is a common ENGLISH word.
Gizzer*
Sep 16, 2002

Actually "sowing" means planting, as in sowing seeds.
dumbell*
Sep 16, 2002

that's right, mending a shirt is sewing
cnmne*us*
Jun 20, 2004

The problem with describing words as 'common' is that not everyone has the same perception of what is common. Now the argument in the comments is over whether a word is common. That aside, my answer is: hearths, hearth, heart, heat, hat, at, a.
metallicman*us*
Sep 09, 2005

I liked it. the word "snowing" is a common english word, and thats what the author meant.
jntrcs*
Apr 27, 2006

i like hearths i knew there would be another answer.
darkpaladin2692Aus*
Jul 19, 2006

I got STARTED

STARTED,STARED,STARE,STAR,TAR,TA,A
lessthanjake789*us*
Sep 17, 2006

i wouldnt agree with TA, but...
Oranges
Orange (or Ranges)
Range
Rang
Ran
An
A
ThinksForFun*
Jun 30, 2016

I came up with:
1. flatter
2. latter
3. later
4. late
5. ate
6. at
7. a

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