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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.

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'Identify the Connection to Complete the Sentence' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Word Connections

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Greetings word detective!  


We're going to investigate which word from the list in brackets would best finish this sentence?

What do you think??

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:


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:

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!

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