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Identify the Connection to Complete the Sentence

In this worksheet, students will identify the connection between the first two words so they can select the word which best completes the sentence.

'Identify the Connection to Complete the Sentence' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Word Connections

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Greetings word detective!  

 

Which word from the set of brackets would best finish this sentence??

Ordinary is to normal as strange is to (surprise, familiar, odd).

 

First, we have to work out how the word ordinary is connected to the word normal.

Normal is another word which means the same as ordinary.

We call this a synonym.?

 

This means we have to select a word which is a synonym for strange in order to best complete the sentence.?

The correct answer is odd, as it is a synonym for strange.

 

In this type of question, you must always find the connection between the words first.

The connection isn’t always a synonym.

Here are some other connections to look out for:

 

Connection Example
Synonyms (similar meaning) Start is to begin...
Antonyms (opposite meaning) On is to off...
What something is made of Shirt is to cotton...
What something goes inside of Tea is to teapot...

 

 

Now let’s try another question:

Oven is to kitchen as sofa is to (lounge, relax, recline).

 

First, work out how the word oven is connected to the word kitchen.

It refers to the room in the house where we would find an oven.?

This means we have to select a word that names the room where we would find the sofa.

The correct answer is lounge, because this is one of the words we can use for the room where a sofa would be. 

 

Now it’s your turn.

Remember to find those connections!

 

Select the correct connection from the options below.

 

Muscular is to powerful as fragile is to ______.

 

China

Glass

Crystal

Delicate

Underline the correct connection.

 

Ivory is to white as ebony is to ______.

 

Shadowy, Black, Dim, Opaque

Type the correct answer in the brackets in the box below.

 

Boggy is to parched as wintry is to (foggy, snowy, shivery, sweltering).

 

Ball is to sphere as die is to ______. 

 

Square

Cube

Triangle

Prism

Find and match the correct answer to the phrase below. Match the wrong answers to 'incorrect'.

 

Puncture is to tyre as crack is to ______. 

Column A

Column B

Puncture is to tyre as crack is to...
Tear
Incorrect
Rubber
Incorrect
Shatter
Incorrect
Glass

Underline the correct answer.

 

Remote is to TV as mouse is to ______. 

 

Rodent, Desk, Computer, Cheese

Type the correct answer from the brackets in the box below.

 

Giant is to large as minute is to (time, second, tiny, hefty).

Select the correct connection below.

 

Milk is to cheese as flour is to ______. 

 

 PowderCloudBreadIngredient
Milk is to cheese as flour is to...

Underline the correct connection.

 

Content is to dissatisfied as disrespect is to ______. 

 

Rude, Unpleasant, Polite, Pleasant

Type the correct answer from the brackets in the box below.

 

Basement is to underneath as attic is to (loft, superior, above, covering).

  • Question 1

Select the correct connection from the options below.

 

Muscular is to powerful as fragile is to ______.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Delicate
EDDIE SAYS
Muscular and powerful are synonyms, so the connection to fragile must be that it is a synonym. You need to dodge all the items listed that are trying to trick you by being fragile items, and find the correct answer which shares the same meaning. That would be the word delicate.
  • Question 2

Underline the correct connection.

 

Ivory is to white as ebony is to ______.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Shadowy, Black, Dim, Opaque
EDDIE SAYS
Again, we have a synonym pair here, as ivory is a shade of the colour white. All of the options are telling us that ebony is the opposite of white, but which one is the best option? Shadowy and dim don't suggest complete blackness, and objects don't actually need to be black to be opaque (they just don't let light through!). So the straightforward one to go for here is black! Were you able to work that one out top detective?
  • Question 3

Type the correct answer in the brackets in the box below.

 

Boggy is to parched as wintry is to (foggy, snowy, shivery, sweltering).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Sweltering
EDDIE SAYS
Boggy land is wet, and parched means really dry, so we must be looking at an antonym connection here. When you think of wintry weather, it is cold - can you spot the antonym to that? It is sweltering, which means really hot! Hopefully this question hasn't made you hot under the collar! Onto the next one...
  • Question 4

Ball is to sphere as die is to ______. 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Cube
EDDIE SAYS
This is a shape connection - a sphere is a round 3D shape. So we need to know what a die is - have you heard of this word before? It is actually one dice - we don't actually hear it used much, but it's really useful to know. Once you know we are thinking about a dice, hopefully you can spot that it's shape is a cube.
  • Question 5

Find and match the correct answer to the phrase below. Match the wrong answers to 'incorrect'.

 

Puncture is to tyre as crack is to ______. 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Puncture is to tyre as crack is t...
Glass
Incorrect
Shatter
Incorrect
Tear
Incorrect
Rubber
EDDIE SAYS
If you puncture your bike tyre, it means you have made a hole in it - that's what happens when they go flat! In this connection, the first word tells us the action and the second tells us the object.
So if the action is crack, which object would match? The only option would be glass.
  • Question 6

Underline the correct answer.

 

Remote is to TV as mouse is to ______. 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Rodent, Desk, Computer, Cheese
EDDIE SAYS
The remote control controls the TV, so here we need to think about what a mouse controls. Make sure you are thinking about the correct type of mouse...it's not the furry creature here!
Desk and computer are the two possibilities - a mouse would be found on a desk, but what does it actually control? That would be the computer!
  • Question 7

Type the correct answer from the brackets in the box below.

 

Giant is to large as minute is to (time, second, tiny, hefty).

CORRECT ANSWER
Tiny
EDDIE SAYS
Minute is really trying to catch you out here! Straight away, we tend to think of time, don't we? But actually, we have to think of its other definition - small. It's even pronounced slightly differently, although you wouldn't know at first sight! However, none of the words are synonyms for the time meaning of minute so it must be the size meaning - which is tiny. Top marks if you spotted that one, it was challenging!
  • Question 8

Select the correct connection below.

 

Milk is to cheese as flour is to ______. 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
 PowderCloudBreadIngredient
Milk is to cheese as flour is to...
EDDIE SAYS
Cheese is made from milk - so we need to think about what we could make from flour. Yes, it is an ingredient, but we are looking for the final product! That would be bread. You need to be a detective and a chef for this question!
  • Question 9

Underline the correct connection.

 

Content is to dissatisfied as disrespect is to ______. 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Rude, Unpleasant, Polite, Pleasant
EDDIE SAYS
Dissatisfied means unhappy, so we are looking at an antonym connection with content (which means happy). If someone is disrespectful, they are rude - so what is the antonym? That would be polite.
  • Question 10

Type the correct answer from the brackets in the box below.

 

Basement is to underneath as attic is to (loft, superior, above, covering).

CORRECT ANSWER
Above
EDDIE SAYS
All you need to think of here is where you would find these places in a house. The basement, or cellar, is found underneath a house, so the attic or loft must be found above. Superior does mean above too, but more with the idea of a person thinking they are better than someone else, rather than literally being above them! Well done for completing this activity word detective! Ask an adult to help you find more vocabulary activities on EdPlace if you didn't know some of these words so you can improve your detective skills.
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