A Strange Word

What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? Seemingly contradictory, the answer is the word … These types of riddles often include the solution within the question itself.

How can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer? This riddle appears to be mathematically impossible, since 11+2 cannot equal 1. However, the context matters. Adding two … which is the correct answer. 

What makes more as you take them? There can be multiple correct answers to this one, as long as the object fulfils the condition that it increases the more we take it. … are both examples of this.

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