How many mistakes are there in the following sentence?
“This sentance contanes one misteak’
What is the answer to the same question for this sentence….
‘Their are three misteaks in this sentence’
If you have not tried to solve them, have a go now. For everyone else the answer is after the break.
The first one contains 4 mistakes – 2 spelling/grammatical mistakes (contanes, misteak, sentence) and the fourth is that it states that it only contains 1 mistake.
The second one is tricky because it is paradoxical. It contains 2 spelling/grammatical mistakes (their, misteak) but says that it contains three. Therefore the sentence is wrong, but that would mean that it does indeed contain three mistakes, but that would make it right, which would mean that it only contains two mistakes, and so on. So, it has no answer.
Is that what you thought?
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