11 Plus Verbal Reasoning
Type D - Synonyms (similar meaning)
With this type of question you are given two groups, each group consists of three words. You are required to find two words which have a similar meaning - one from each group.
First, look at the first word in group 1 and compare it to the first word in group 2. Does it have a similar meaning? If so, you have found your two words straight away! (but continue to check the rest - just in case there is a better match). If the words do not have a similar meaning then compare word 1 of group 1 with word 2 of group 2 , then word 1 with word 3 of group 2. If none match then move onto word 2 of group 1 and compare it to the three words in group 2. If still no match then move on to compare word 3 of group 1 with the three words of group 3. This may seem a little long winded, but it ensures a logical progression - comparing every word to each other and with a little practice it can be completed fairly quickly.
Lets look at an example:
(Apple Plate Mustard) (Grass Dish Chair)
1st - Does 'Apple' have a similar meaning to 'Grass'? x, 'Dish'? x, 'Chair'? x
2nd - Does 'Plate' have a similar meaning to 'Grass'? x, 'Dish'? ✔, 'Chair'? x
3rd - Does 'Mustard' have a similar meaning to 'Grass'? x, 'Dish'? x, 'Chair'? x
So 'Plate' has a similar meaning to 'Dish', and there are no other matches
The answer is 'Plate' and 'Dish'
Verbal Reasoning Type D - 'Synonyms' practice