Complete the Word 4

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Complete the Word 4

This Complete the Word quiz is about completing unfinished words.

This is the last of our four 11-plus verbal reasoning 'Complete-the-Word' quizzes: if you've done the others, you should already have a fair idea how this works. Each sentence contains an unfinished word in CAPITALS; you have to pick which other three-letter word fits into it, somewhere, so that it makes full and clearer sense.

When looking at each answer, remember that two of the same vowels are rarely next to each other. In addition some consonants don't often sit together ~ for example PC, HW or VB. Other consonants ~ such as ST, CH and DR ~ are regularly found next to each other.

The more you work (and play) with letters and words, the better (and quicker) you will be at spotting the correct answers.

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  1. Our first few examples each offer you a choice of liquids ...

    Pick the three-letter word which would complete the word in CAPITALS so it makes better sense.
    Tea usually tastes best if you make it with fresh BING water.
    The water should be bOILing ... but then you need to let it brew, and cool, before drinking any
  2. Pick the three-letter word which would complete the word in CAPITALS so it makes better sense.
    The first railway engines and farm tractors were all powered by SM.
    They were sTEAm engines, although of course their fireboxes also produced smoke (but that isn't spelt sm-OAK, unfortunately)
  3. Pick the three-letter word which would complete the word in CAPITALS so it makes better sense.
    I could tell you about certain places where you pay good money, yet the tea or coffee is almost always UNDRABLE.
    'If all the sea were paper and all the sea were ink,
    And all the trees were bread-and-cheese,
    What should we have to drINK?'
  4. Pick the three-letter word which would complete the word in CAPITALS so it makes better sense.
    The heaviest thing I was carrying after my trip to the market was a great big fresh CABE.
    For once, the BAG is in the cabBAGe ... rather than the other way round!
  5. Pick the three-letter word which would complete the word in CAPITALS so it makes better sense.
    Once you've had a little practice at skating, you should find you glide along quite NLY.
    No skater would get very far without some ICE (so that they slip along nICEly)
  6. Pick the three-letter word which would complete the word in CAPITALS so it makes better sense.
    According to the police, a surprisingly large number of people were involved in PTING the crime.
    Yes, there were a LOT of pLOTters
  7. Pick the three-letter word which would complete the word in CAPITALS so it makes better sense.
    When pet owners go away on holiday there are usually COMPLIIONS.
    Trust the CAT to get involved in the compliCATions
  8. Pick the three-letter word which would complete the word in CAPITALS so it makes better sense.
    If the animal is STY, it is presumably either a tiger or a zebra.
    You may have been put-off by the suggestion of a pigsty, but the animals mentioned in the Question are both stRIPy
  9. Pick the three-letter word which would complete the word in CAPITALS so it makes better sense.
    This magnificent boar looks likely to be the CPION at the Farmers' Show next week.
    He may be a magnificent beast and potential cHAMpion ... but we can all guess what the butcher will make of him eventually, however sadly.
    (Apologies to any readers who prefer, on whatever point of principle, to avoid the meat of pigs in any shape or form ... )
  10. Pick the three-letter word which would complete the word in CAPITALS so it makes better sense.
    They have made a COMMENLE effort to get the big new building to blend into its surroundings.
    The effort was commenDABle ... and so has yours been, we hope!

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