11 Plus Verbal Reasoning

Type H - Opposite Meaning

With this type of question you are given two groups - each group contains three words. You are required to find two words which have an opposite 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 an opposite meaning? If so, you have found your two words straight away! (but continue to check the rest - just in case there is a better option). If the words do not have an opposite 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 have an opposite meaning then move onto word 2 of group 1 and compare it to the three words in group 2. If still no opposite meaning 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:

(Wish  Dream  Love)        (Pure  Solve  Hate)

1st - Does 'Wish' have an opposite meaning to 'Pure'? x, 'Solve'? x, 'Hate'? x

2nd - Does 'Dream' have an opposite meaning to 'Pure'? x, 'Solve'? x, 'Hate'? x

3rd - Does 'Love' have an opposite meaning to 'Pure'? x, 'Solve'? x, 'Hate'? ✔

So 'Love' has an opposite meaning to 'Hate', and there are no other matches

The answer is 'Love' and 'Hate'


Verbal Reasoning Type H - 'Opposite Meaning' practice

Verbal Reasoning Type H

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