Solving a riddle

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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 ! :lol:
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 ! :twisted:

thanks in advance !
 

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Caduceus said:
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
 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: 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
apple_full.gif
could tempt you ?! :p
 

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Caduceus said:
:lol: :lol: :lol: 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
apple_full.gif
could tempt you ?! :p

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

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)
 
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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... :roll:
 

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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... :roll:


Sorry. :cry: 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
 
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Teacher's ! :oops:
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 :twisted:
 

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Teacher's ! :oops:
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 :twisted:

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. :cry:
 

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

Oh dear!!!! I've got the answer there... Anyway, this phrase still doesn't make much sense to me :roll:
 
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Caduceus said:
Nice ! :)



that correct ? there's still an apostroph missing... :roll:
there's a link under "Nice", and here :D

so this would be the correct sentence ?

John, where Jack had had "had", had had "had had";"had had" had had the teacher's permission.
great site btw, just what i needed ! :twisted:
 

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An even sillier version. :lol: Welcome. :hi:
 
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I'm assuming i've got it right.... :roll:
anyways, thanks teach ! :lol:

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