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Learn English Riddles

Riddles are a good way to learn English because they involve playing with words and meaning. You have to think carefully to find the answer to these. After you remember these, you can practice speaking English by asking them to your friends. Then they, too, can laugh and learn English!

Question: Why did the boy eat his homework?
Answer: His teacher said it was a piece a cake!
(The teacher meant that the homework is easy. Silly boy!)

Question: How many letters are there in the alphabet?
Answer: Eleven! (Most people answer 26, but count
the letters in "the alphabet": t - h - e - a - l - p - h - a - b - e - t)

Question: Which month has 28 days?
Answer: All of them!
(Not just February.)

Question: When is a car not a car?
Answer: When it turns into a parking lot.
("Turn into" means to change or become.)

Question: What do you call your father-in-law's
only child's mother-in-law?

Answer: Mom!
(Your father-in-law's child must be your spouse and
your spouse's mother-in-law
is your mother.)

Question: What 11-letter English word does everyone pronounce incorrectly?
Answer: "Incorrectly"!

Question: How could a cowboy ride into town on Friday,
stay two days, and ride out again on Friday?

Answer: His horse is named "Friday"!

Question: If you drop a yellow hat into the red sea,
what does it become?

Answer: Wet!

Question: What is the difference between a jeweler and a jailer?
Answer: A jeweler sells watches but a jailer watches cells!

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