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Word transformation puzzle- test your verbal dexterity

Thanks to Kevin Stone from Brainbashers.com for this word puzzle:

Starting with HATE, change one letter at a time until you have the word LOVE. Each change must result in a proper word. What is the minimum number of steps required to achieve this change?

HATE
. . . .
. . . .
. . . .
LOVE

( © Kevin Stone www.brainbashers.com )

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13 Comments to “Word transformation puzzle- test your verbal dexterity”


  1. Danielle | Guest

    Hate – Late – Lite – Live – Love


  2. doug | Guest

    HATE


    HAVE


    LAVE


    LOVE



    that seemed kinda easy…..


  3. david | Guest

    HATE
    HAVE
    HIVE
    LIVE
    LOVE


    is that correct?


  4. andrew | Guest

    Hate
    have
    dave
    dove
    love


  5. Tai T. | Guest

    Hate


    Have


    Hove


    Love


  6. John Hartnett | Guest

    hate
    have
    lave
    love


    right on, doug.


    Tai T’s solution is neat, too.


  7. sIMON | Guest

    HATE
    have
    rave
    rove
    LOVE


    I’m a real poliglotta (from italy)


  8. Josh | Guest

    hate
    have
    cave
    cove
    love


  9. mitch | Guest

    hate
    have
    cave
    cove
    love


    BOO YA


  10. Ian | Guest

    hate
    have
    cave
    cove
    love


  11. joyo036 | Profile

    Hate
    Rate
    rave
    rove
    love


  12. nic2478 | Profile

    I need a 5 letter word I can transform


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