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  1. Caduceus
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    Solving a riddle

    hello all, first off, i'm not a native english speaker, so please forgive me for any spelling/punctuation errors.
    i'm looking for help on solving this riddle ;

    John where Jack had had had had had had had had had had had the teachers permission

    All you need do is put in the proper punctuation,and this becomes a proper english sentence.

    Since punctuation isn't one of my strong suits, i definitely need some help here !
    this is revenge from a friend i gave a cryptoesk description of his coffeetable, wich took him 3 months to solve :wink:
    i know that getting an answer here could be considered cheating :P, therefor i would tell him, about 3 minutes after his face turns all red while his mind processes the anger/disappointment, can't wait !

    thanks in advance !

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    Re: Solving a riddle

    Quote Originally Posted by Caduceus

    John where Jack had had had had had had had had had had had the teachers permission
    Well, we wouldn't want you to cheat, now would we? :D

    HINT
    Punctuation required
    2 comas (,)
    1 semi-colon (;)
    1 period (.)
    3 quotation sets ("...")

    All the best, :D

  3. Caduceus
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    well, definitely not what i expected, i do appreciate your sense of humor though, my belly still hurts a bit :wink:
    anyway, i'm gonna have a go at it ;

    John, where Jack had, had had; had had had had had had had had the teachers permission.

    this' about as far as i get... :?

    maybe an could tempt you ?! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caduceus
    well, definitely not what i expected, i do appreciate your sense of humor though, my belly still hurts a bit :wink:
    anyway, i'm gonna have a go at it ;

    John, where Jack had, had had; had had had had had had had had the teachers permission.

    this' about as far as i get... :?

    maybe an could tempt you ?! :P
    You have intrigued me with this riddle... I will be sleeping bad until I get the solution... :? :mad: But it seems to me that it is impossible to solve it.... I guess your friend plays trick on you...in revenge

    Nice apple! :D

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    Oh, if I had had a puzzle. :wink: The first coma (,) is correct! :D The other punctuation marks are incorrect. :( By the way, there's also an apostrophe ('), somewhere. 8)

    Nice apple! :D Thanks :grab:

    [whisper] There's a hint to the solution hidden in my reply. 8)

  6. Caduceus
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    Nice ! :)

    John, where Jack had had "had", had had "had had"."had had" had had the teachers permission

    that correct ? there's still an apostroph missing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caduceus
    Nice ! :)

    John, where Jack had had "had", had had "had had"."had had" had had the teachers permission

    that correct ? there's still an apostroph missing...

    Sorry. It's not correct. :( Yes, the apostrophe is still missing. HINT: an apostrophe attaches to nouns, and it can show possession (e.g., Sam's bike; Pat's idea; Max's words.

    All the best, :D

  8. Caduceus
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    Teacher's !
    you also mentioned a semi-colon ? :? where would that go ?
    Would you happen to know of any good riddles or wordgames by the way ? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caduceus
    Teacher's !
    you also mentioned a semi-colon ? :? where would that go ?
    Would you happen to know of any good riddles or wordgames by the way ? :P
    What travels on all fours in the morning, on two at night, and on three in the evening?

    Click Here for Just Riddles and More

    Go to your search window and type in had had had had. :wink: The solution to the I had had puzzle is located there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Go to your search window and type in had had had had. :wink: The solution to the I had had puzzle is located there.
    Oh dear!!!! I've got the answer there... Anyway, this phrase still doesn't make much sense to me

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