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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:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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!

Select the correct word connection from the options below.

 

Secret is to whisper as announcement is to (public, microphone, shout).

Public

Microphone

Shout

Underline the correct connection.

 

Sole is to foot as palm is to ______.

 

Tree, Hand, Finger

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

 

Harbour is to boat as garage is to (mechanic, car, shed).

 

Heal is to cure as cautious is to ______. 

Wary

Weary

Petrified

Confident

Find and the connection for the sentence below.

Type the answer in the blank box.

 

Lump is to bulge as flat is to (calm, slope, level, slim).

Wary

Weary

Petrified

Confident

Underline the correct answer.

 

Might is to weak as improve is to ______. 

Better, Worsen, Useless, Break

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

 

Pace is to rate as halt is to (cease, seize, continue).

Find the correct answer for the phrase below.

Type it into the blank space.

 

Wealthy is to money as comfortable is to (cosy, squishy, cushion, chair).

 

Underline the correct connection.

 

Herd is to cow as flock is to ______. 

 

Dog, Piglet, Sheep, Geese

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

 

Stone is to rock as store is to (lose, shop, buy, shopping).

  • Question 1

Select the correct word connection from the options below.

 

Secret is to whisper as announcement is to (public, microphone, shout).

CORRECT ANSWER
Shout
EDDIE SAYS
When you tell someone a secret, you would use your voice to whisper it to keep it quiet. However, with an announcement we want everyone to know!
Even though you might use a microphone to make it public, if you look for the connection that shows what you would do with your voice, that would be shout.
  • Question 2

Underline the correct connection.

 

Sole is to foot as palm is to ______.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Tree, Hand, Finger
EDDIE SAYS
The flat, bottom part of your foot (which might be the ticklish part!) is called the sole of your foot. So what do we call the flat part of our hand when we open it out - it is our palm.
What's our next question, detective?
  • Question 3

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

 

Harbour is to boat as garage is to (mechanic, car, shed).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Car
EDDIE SAYS
If anyone in your family was lucky enough to own a boat, they would keep it in the harbour. This tells us that we need to think about what we would keep in the garage - and that's a car.
A mechanic works in a garage, but I don't think it sounds quite right for us to say we would keep the mechanic in there!
  • Question 4

Heal is to cure as cautious is to ______. 

CORRECT ANSWER
Wary
EDDIE SAYS
When you're poorly or injured, a doctor or nurse can help to cure you, which is another way of saying they heal you. This means we are looking for a synonym for cautious. This is a way of saying you're very careful - and wary.
Watch out for weary - that looks similar but means tired!
And remember - if you're cautious, you're just being careful. You're not so worried that you're petrified!
  • Question 5

Find and the connection for the sentence below.

Type the answer in the blank box.

 

Lump is to bulge as flat is to (calm, slope, level, slim).

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Lump and bulge are another synonym pair so we need a synonym for flat.
A table has a flat surface, which we can also call level - if it wasn't level things would roll or slide off it! Have you ever seen someone use a spirit level? It is a tool with a bubble in it that shows whether something like a shelf is flat when you put it on the wall!
  • Question 6

Underline the correct answer.

 

Might is to weak as improve is to ______. 

CORRECT ANSWER
Better, Worsen, Useless, Break
EDDIE SAYS
Have you ever heard of a king, soldier or hero being described as mighty? This means they're really strong - which is definitely an antonym for weak.
So we are looking for the opposite of improving something. This would mean you've made something worse, so we can pick out the verb worsen.
  • Question 7

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

 

Pace is to rate as halt is to (cease, seize, continue).

CORRECT ANSWER
Cease
EDDIE SAYS
The pace at which something is done is the speed - or rate. As these are synonyms, we need a word that means the same as halt, or stop.
Watch out for cease and seize, they sound quite similar when you read them out don't they? So we need to know the difference. To seize something means to grab it - so it's not our synonym. But if something ceases - it has stopped!
We have detected our connection!
  • Question 8

Find the correct answer for the phrase below.

Type it into the blank space.

 

Wealthy is to money as comfortable is to (cosy, squishy, cushion, chair).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
If you are wealthy you have lots of money! So we have a connection - the thing that makes us wealthy.
This means we need to pick out the object which makes something comfortable for us - and that would be a cushion! Often we add a cushion to a chair to make it more comfortable!
  • Question 9

Underline the correct connection.

 

Herd is to cow as flock is to ______. 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Dog, Piglet, Sheep, Geese
EDDIE SAYS
A group of cows is called a herd. So, word detective, do you know what a group of sheep is called?
You might have heard of a shepherd caring for his flock - it is a group of sheep.
A group of dogs is a pack, a group of pigs is a litter and a group of geese is a gaggle! These are good connections to learn!
  • Question 10

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

 

Stone is to rock as store is to (lose, shop, buy, shopping).

CORRECT ANSWER
shop
EDDIE SAYS
Stone and rock are synonyms - so what is the synonym for store? It has two meanings - to keep something or we also call shops stores. This is the connection here!
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