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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 set of 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 connection from the options below.

 

Magnify is to shrink as consent is to ______.

Ban

Allow

Confirm

Underline the correct connection.

 

Ramble is to roam as advance is to ______.

Linger, Approach, Retreat

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

 

Broad is to wide as definite is to (unsure, possible, certain, hopeful).

 

 

Plume is to feather as bark is to ______.

 

Tree

Animal

Plant

Find and the correct answer to this phrase below.

Type the answer in the blank box.

 

Astronaut is to rocket as mariner is to (yacht, train, coach, car).

 

Tree

Animal

Plant

Underline the correct answer.

 

Habitat is to home as language is to ______. 

Voices, Communication, Hearing, Illustration

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

 

Raw is to uncooked as overdone is to (hot, baked, burned, fire).

Find the correct answer to the phrase below.

Type it into the blank space.

 

Woolly is to jumper as denim is to (jeans, leather, gloves, shoes).

 

Underline the correct connection.

 

Postpone is to delay as trip is to (hurt, embarrass, hotel, journey).

Hurt, Embarrass, Hotel, Journey

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

 

Squirrel is to drey as badger is to (den, sett, cave, home).

 

  • Question 1

Select the correct connection from the options below.

 

Magnify is to shrink as consent is to ______.

CORRECT ANSWER
Ban
EDDIE SAYS
What do you use a magnifying glass for? It's to make things look bigger - so shrink would be the opposite.
We're looking for an antonym for consent. You need to get consent if you go on a trip somewhere - this means an adult has said you're allowed to go. If you're not allowed to do something, this would mean you have a ban - which is our antonym connection!
  • Question 2

Underline the correct connection.

 

Ramble is to roam as advance is to ______.

CORRECT ANSWER
Linger, Approach, Retreat
EDDIE SAYS
Ramble and roam are a synonym pair. If you were out exploring in the countryside, we could use either of these words to describe what you're doing. So what means the same as advance in our brackets?
Linger means you're hanging back and retreat means to go backwards, so the word linked to moving forwards is approach.
  • Question 3

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

 

Broad is to wide as definite is to (unsure, possible, certain, hopeful).

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Certain
EDDIE SAYS
We use broad as another way of saying that something is wide. Now think about situations where you know something is definitely going to happen. These are events that are certain to occur, so we have our synonym connections!
I'm certain you can spot that one now, detective
  • Question 4

Plume is to feather as bark is to ______.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Tree
EDDIE SAYS
Have you ever seen a hat with a plume? It is a hat with feathers in the top - so a plume is made from feathers.
Now let's think about bark. You might see it in flowerbeds or under equipment at the park - where does it come from? That would be trees.
  • Question 5

Find and the correct answer to this phrase below.

Type the answer in the blank box.

 

Astronaut is to rocket as mariner is to (yacht, train, coach, car).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
An astronaut travels in a rocket, so we need a connection with what a mariner travels in. A mariner is another word for a sailor - can you spot a type of boat in the brackets? That would be a yacht.
  • Question 6

Underline the correct answer.

 

Habitat is to home as language is to ______. 

CORRECT ANSWER
Voices, Communication, Hearing, Illustration
EDDIE SAYS
A habitat is another way of saying where a creature lives - its home.
So we need to think carefully about the word with the closest meaning to language. Yes we use our voices and hearing, but language can also refer to what we write down.
So our best connection here would be communication, as this includes what we say, hear, read and write.
  • Question 7

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

 

Raw is to uncooked as overdone is to (hot, baked, burned, fire).

CORRECT ANSWER
Burned
EDDIE SAYS
When food has not been cooked, it is raw - this is ok with some foods like salad, but not so much with meat!
So we need to find another word that means overdone. Baking and heating food doesn't necessarily mean it is overdone, but if it has burned it has definitely been cooked for too long, which gives us our connection.
  • Question 8

Find the correct answer to the phrase below.

Type it into the blank space.

 

Woolly is to jumper as denim is to (jeans, leather, gloves, shoes).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Help me figure this out, detective.
A woolly jumper is obviously a jumper made from wool, so we are looking for what is made out of denim. It is the material that is used to make jeans - that's our match!
  • Question 9

Underline the correct connection.

 

Postpone is to delay as trip is to (hurt, embarrass, hotel, journey).

CORRECT ANSWER
Hurt, Embarrass, Hotel, Journey
EDDIE SAYS
Postpone and delay are synonyms - it is when something is being put off until later. So we need a synonym for trip.
Trip can have two meanings - falling over, which would embarrass and possibly hurt you, but these aren't synonyms - or a journey. There's the connection!
  • Question 10

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

 

Squirrel is to drey as badger is to (den, sett, cave, home).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Sett
EDDIE SAYS
Do you know the name of a squirrel's home? A squirrel lives in a drey. There are many different words to name different animals' homes - in this case a badger lives in a sett.
Can you find out and learn some more to help you detect more answers next time?
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