Letter Series 3

PM stands for Prime Minister.

Letter Series 3

When you are looking at a series of letters, notice if they go forwards - or backwards!

In these 11-Plus verbal reasoning 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.

We really hope you are enjoying this series of quizzes. We know that once you have figured them out, they can seem a little bit like they are all the same, but this is the kind of practice you need if you are to do well in the 11+ tests. So maybe the little puzzles sprinkled throughout the questions will keep you interested for a while longer. Enjoy Letter Series quiz number 3.

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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.
    ZT VU RV NW JX
    The first letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, and skips three letters. The second letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, and does not skip any letters each time. So we need to look for the letter four spaces before J and the letter after X. Only FY works. Can you make a three letter word from the letters in the question, which means to project or to stick out? Find the answer somewhere below
  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.
    GL IJ KH MF OD
    The first letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, and skips one letter. 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 O and the letter two spaces before D. Only QB works. What popular form of entertainment is hidden inside the ten letters in the question? Read on to find out
  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.
    AZ FV KR PN UJ
    The first letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, and skips four letters. The second letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, and skips three letters each time. So we need to look for the letter five spaces after U and the letter four spaces before J. Only ZF works. The answer to the puzzle in question 1 is JUT!
  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.
    OC NG MK LO KS
    The first letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, and does not skip any letters. The second letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, and skips three letters each time. So we need to look for the letter before K and the letter four spaces after S. Only JW 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.
    XE UG RI OK LM
    The first letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, and skips two letters. 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 M. Only IO works. What substance acquired from mammals can be found in the 10 letters in the question? Read on to find out!
  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.
    FB HE JH LK NN
    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 also in alphabetical order, and skips two letters each time. So we need to look for the letter two spaces after N and the letter three spaces after N. Only PQ 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.
    FC HF JI LL NO
    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 also in alphabetical order, and skips two letters each time. So we need to look for the letter two spaces after N and the letter three spaces after O. Only PR 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.
    SA RE QI PM OQ
    The first letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, and does not skip any letters. The second letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, and skips three letters each time. So we need to look for the letter before O and the letter four spaces after Q. Only NU works. The puzzle in question 5? The correct answer is MILK
  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.
    AZ FY KX PW UV
    The first letter in each group of letters is in alphabetical order, and skips four letters. The second letter in each group of letters is in reverse alphabetical order, and does not skip any letters each time. So we need to look for the letter five spaces after U and the letter before V. Only ZU 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.
    ZJ WM TP QS NV
    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 also skips two letters each time. So we need to look for the letter three spaces before N and the letter three spaces after V. Only KY works. Congratulations! You have completed the third in the series of Letter Series quizzes. If you are working your way through them in order, one more and you will be a qualified Letter Series expert!

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