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Identify the Connection to Complete the Sentence

In this worksheet, students will look for various connections and select the most appropriate word from each set of brackets to best complete sentences.

'Identify the Connection to Complete the Sentence' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Word Connections

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Greetings word detective!

Prepare to hunt for connections!

 

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.  

Which words from the sets of brackets would best finish this sentence?

Dog is to (lead, kennel, cat) as hamster is to (gerbil, water, cage).

 

First, we need to find a connection between dog and one of the words in brackets.

 

Dog is connected to lead as this is used to walk it. Dog is connected to kennel as this is where it lives, and also to cat as they are opposites.  

 

We need to see if one of these connections can be made with hamster and the words in brackets.

 

A hamster lives in a cage, so we have found the connection! It’s the place where these animals live.

 

Dog is to (lead, kennel, cat) as hamster is to (gerbil, water, cage). 

    


 

In this type of question, there are many different possible connections between the words.

Here are some connections to look out for:

 

Connection Example
Synonyms (similar meaning) Clever is to smart...
Antonyms (opposite meaning) Hot is to cold...
What something is made of Spoon is to metal...
What something goes inside of Coin is to purse...
Where something is kept or lives Soldier is to barracks...

 

 

Let’s try another:

Book is to (paper, library, town) as money is to (cash, spend, bank).

 

First, we need to find a connection between book and one of the words in brackets.

 

A book is made out of paper. Also, a book is kept in a library.

 

We now need to find one of these connections between money and a word in the second set of brackets.

 

Money is kept in a bank.

 

We have found the connection! It’s places where the items are kept. 

   

 

 

Now it’s your turn.

Remember to find those connections!??

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