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"There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time? "

if you can help, it wold be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance
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I think there are a few solutions to this, here's one.......

STARTLING

STARTING

STARING

STRING

STING

SING

SIN

IN

I
Here's another.

RESTARTED

RESTATED

RESTATE

ESTATE

STATE

SATE

ATE

AT

A
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I

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I

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startling

starting

staring

string

sting

sing

sin

in
I
what is the anwser.
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STARTLING

Remove L, Staring
Remove T, Staring
Remove A, String
Remove R, Sting
Remove T, Sing
Remove G, Sin
Remove S, IN
Remove N, I
The base word is Startling - starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - I
STARTLING
- L = STARTING
- T = STARING
- A = STRING
- R = STING
- T = SING
- G = SIN
- S = IN
-N = I
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