Letter Series 1

A record is also known as an LP, which stands for Long Play.

Letter Series 1

This 11-Plus Verbal Reasoning quiz will challenge you on letter series.

In these quizzes you will be given a sequence of letters and you have to find the next group in the series. There will always be two letters in the pattern, and always five sets of two letters in the question. You must find the sixth.

Have a read of the example given below before you start these quizzes. It might help to have a piece of paper and pencil by your side with the alphabet written down. That way, you can cross letters off as you go along.

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Example:

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The alphabet is given above to help you. Find the group of letters that will continue the series in the most sensible way. When you have found the most appropriate group of letters, choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

AT BS CR DQ EP

Answer: FO

The first letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order with no spaces. The second letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order with no spaces. So we need to look for the letter after E and the letter before P.
  1. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    The alphabet is given above to help you. Find the group of letters that will continue the series in the most sensible way. Then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.
    CA EE GH IL KO
    The first letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, but skips one letter each time. The second letter in each group of letters is also in alphabetical order, and first skips 3 letters, then 2. So we need to look for the letter two spaces after K and the letter three spaces after O. Only MS works
  2. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    The alphabet is given above to help you. Find the group of letters that will continue the series in the most sensible way. Then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.
    WE UG SI QK OM
    The first letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, with one letter skipped each time. The second letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, with one letter skipped each time. So we need to look for the letter 2 spaces before O and the letter two spaces after M. Only MO works
  3. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    The alphabet is given above to help you. Find the group of letters that will continue the series in the most sensible way. Then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.
    DN FL HJ JH LF
    The first letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, with one letter skipped each time. The second letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, with one letter skipped each time. So we need to look for two letters after L and the letter two spaces before F. Only ND works
  4. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    The alphabet is given above to help you. Find the group of letters that will continue the series in the most sensible way. Then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.
    ZA VD RG NJ JM
    The first letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, and skips three letters each time. The second letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, and skips two letters each time. So we need to look for the letter four spaces before J and the letter three spaces after M. Only FP works
  5. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    The alphabet is given above to help you. Find the group of letters that will continue the series in the most sensible way. Then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.
    JS KP LM MJ NG
    The first letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, with no spaces. The second letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, and skips two letters each time. So we need to look for the letter after N and the letter three spaces before before G. Only OD works
  6. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    The alphabet is given above to help you. Find the group of letters that will continue the series in the most sensible way. Then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.
    EM GK II KG ME
    The first letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, and skips one letter each time. The second letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, and skips one letter each time. So we need to look for the letter two spaces after M and the letter two spaces before E. Only OC works
  7. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    The alphabet is given above to help you. Find the group of letters that will continue the series in the most sensible way. Then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.
    XH UJ RL ON LP
    This question has a number of four letter words in it. You will have to wait until question 10 to find out. The first letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, and skips two letters each time. The second letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, and skips one letter each time. So we need to look for the letter three spaces before L and the letter two spaces after P. Only IR works
  8. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    The alphabet is given above to help you. Find the group of letters that will continue the series in the most sensible way. Then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.
    OL NM MN LO KP
    The first letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, with no spaces. The second letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, also with no spaces. So we need to look for the letter before K and the letter after P. Only JQ works
  9. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    The alphabet is given above to help you. Find the group of letters that will continue the series in the most sensible way. Then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.
    BI EH HG KF NE
    The first letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, and skips two letters each time. The second letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, with no spaces. So we need to look for the letter three letters after N and the letter before E. Only QD works
  10. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    The alphabet is given above to help you. Find the group of letters that will continue the series in the most sensible way. Then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.
    BZ FX JV NT RR
    Can you spot the special effects in this question? FX? The first letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, and skips three letters each time. The second letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, and skips one letter each time. So we need to look for the letter four spaces after R and the letter two spaces before R. Only VP works. Remember the four letter words in question 7? From the letters XH UJ RL ON LP you can make the words HORN, HOUR, ROLL and UPON. Can you think of any more?

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