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?
Elbow is to (arm, joint, funny) as knee is to (graze, leg, trousers).
First, we need to find a connection between elbow and one of the words in brackets.
Elbow is connected to arm as this is where it is found. Elbow could also connected to joint as this is what it is, and also to funny due to the funny bone!
We need to see if one of these connections can be made with knee and the words in brackets.
A knee is found on your leg, so we have found the connection! It’s the place where these joints are found.
Elbow is to arm as knee is to leg.
In this type of question, there are many different possible connections between the words.
Here are some connections to look out for:
|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:
Crisp is to (crunchy, salty, packet) as water is to (thirst, bottle, drink).
First, we need to find a connection between crisp and one of the words in brackets.
A crisp is generally crunchy and salty. Also, a crisp is eaten from a packet.
We now need to find one of these connections between water and a word in the second set of brackets.
Water is drunk from a bottle.
We have found the connection! It’s the packaging these items are kept in.
Crisp is to packet as water is to bottle.
Now it’s your turn.
Remember to find those connections!