11 Plus Verbal Reasoning

Type S - Similar Meaning

With this type of question you are given two pairs of words in brackets and five separate words which are the possible answers. One of these possible answers will be similar in meaning or have some relationship with the pairs of words in brackets.

You are required to find the word, from the five words that relates well to both pairs.

Look at each word in turn and compare it with the pairs of words and see if there is any relationship or similarity.

Lets look at an example:

(cover, screen) (colour, hue)
grime, shine, place, shade, wealth

Begin by looking at the word 'grime' - any relationship with the pairs of words? - No

Now look at the word 'shine' - any relationship with the pairs of words? - No relationship with (cover, screen) but possibly with (colour, hue) - an item could have a shine to it, or colour or hue. But it has to relate to both pairs - so 'shine' is not the answer.

Now look at the word 'place' - any relationship with the pairs of words? - No

Now look at the word 'shade' - any relationship with the pairs of words? - If you shade something from the light, you could say that you 'cover' it or 'screen' it - so there is a similar meaning to the first pair of words. The word 'shade' could be used to indicate the colour or hue of an object - so there is also a relationship with the second pair of words.
' Shade' could be the answer.

Just to be sure, check the last word, 'wealth' - any relationship with the pairs of words? - No, only one word has any relationship or similar meaning to both pairs of words - 'shade'.

(cover, screen) (colour, hue)
grime, shine, place, shade, wealth

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Verbal Reasoning Type S

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