Greetings word detective! Which word from the set of brackets would best finish this sentence?
Oven is to cook as refrigerator is to (store, chill, food).
First, we have to work out how the word oven is connected to the word cook. We cook in an oven, so we need to find a word which is something that we use a refrigerator for.
The correct answer is chill as we chill food in a refrigerator.
Now, let’s make it more challenging.
We must pick one word from each set of brackets that can be connected to the word in front of it in the same way. Let’s look at this question:
Rest is to (relax, energy, exercise) as fit is to (exhausted, athletic, training).
First, we need to find a connection between rest and one of the words in brackets. We can connect rest to relax as they have similar meanings. These are called synonyms.
This means we need to find an synonym for fit, which is athletic.
The correct answers are relax and athletic as they are both synonyms of the words that come before them.
Let’s try another:
Grape is to (vine, fruit, sweet) as raspberry is to (tree, bush, red).
First, we need to find a connection between grape and one of the words in brackets.
Vine is connected to grape as grapes grow on vines. Also fruit is connected to grape as a grape is a type of fruit.
We need to see if one of these connections can be made with raspberry and the words in brackets that are linked to it.
We know that raspberries grow on a bush.
We have found the connection! It’s the name given to the plants the fruits grow on.
Now it’s your turn. Remember to find those connections!
|Synonyms (similar meanings)||Start is to begin|
|Antonyms (opposite meanings)||On is to off|
|What something is made of||Shirt is to cotton|
|What goes inside of||Tea is to teapot|