Greetings word detective!
Which word from the set of brackets would best finish this sentence??
Go is to leave as stop is to (last, begin, halt).
First, we have to work out how the word go is connected to the word leave. Go is another word which means the same as leave. We call this a synonym.
This means we have to select a word which is a synonym for stop in order to best complete the sentence.
The correct answer is halt, as it is a synonym for stop.
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:
|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:
Water is to bath as air is to (breath, balloon, outside).
First, work out how the word water is connected to the word bath. A bath is something we put water inside.
This means we have to select a word that air goes inside.
The correct answer is balloon as we blow air into a balloon to inflate it.
Now it’s your turn.
Remember to find those connections!?