By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert WELL into SOON in the fewest steps possible. Good luck!

W E L L
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S O O N

Here is a 7-step SOLUTION.

A 7-STEP SOLUTION:

WELL > BELL > BOLL > BOLT > BOOT > SOOT > SOON

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