Adult Brain Teasers

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These are adult brain teasers ,  but we know that upper grade students will be able to solve them, too, as long as they have good reading, comprehension, and spelling skills!

We recommend you use the printable version of this one so you can use paper, pencil, and an eraser, if needed. Will you be able to get the right answer the first time?

An Impossible Brain Teaser?

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Carefully read the directions in each line to make changes in the previous set of letters. Write the new letters in the blank on the printable version after each instruction. The first two lines are completed for you.

1. Start with IMPOSSIBLE.                                                  IMPOSSIBLE 

2. Change the second vowel from the left to E.           IMPESSIBLE

 3. If occurrence is spelled correctly, change the 2nd
consonant to H. If it is not spelled correctly, change the
last consonant to T.                                                    

4. Omit the letters, in order, that spell MESS.   

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5. Insert CABBAGE after the 1st vowel.                      

6. Change the 2nd I to A.                                            

7. Move the first vowel so that is directly to the right
of the 4th consonant.                                                 

 8. If mischieveous is spelled correctly, omit the first
two letters. If it is spelled incorrectly, omit the double
consonants.            

9. Change the G to V. 

10. Switch the places of the 2nd consonant and the
3rd consonant.                                                           

11. If occasionally is spelled correctly, omit the
2nd letter. If is spelled incorrectly, add IN after
the first letter.                                                              

12. Switch the order of the 1st and 2nd letters.         

13. If your letters now form a correctly-spelled word, use the word in the sentence below. If not, review the directions to find any possible errors.

Solving this adult brain teaser is not IMPOSSIBLE. It is _______________________ ! See complete answers here.


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