Make a Word 3

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Make a Word 3

To make a word, look for patterns between the two words in the first group, like the 1st letter from the 1st word being followed by the same numbered letter from the 2nd word.

This 11-plus verbal reasoning quiz challenges you to find the word that completes group b in the same way as the word in brackets completes group a.

These can be quite tricky to work out, so a pencil and paper is a good idea to help you. Take your time until you are absolutely sure you have the correct answer - a guess can always be wrong.

Not only will you get some great 11+ practice by doing these quizzes, but you will also find out some very interesting facts along the way. An example has been done for you. Enjoy Make a Word 3.

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Example: Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

a. rags ( ring ) main
b. line ( ? ) plea

lean
nail
pain
leap

If we give each letter a number, from 1 - 8, the 'g' in rags is 3 and the 'm' in main is 5. The correct answer is lean because ring = 1783. If we use the same numbers on line and plea we get lean.
  1. Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

    a. grid (dire) heed
    b. juts (?) debt
    If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'i' in grid is 3 and the 'e' in heed is 7. The correct answer is stub because dire = 4327. If we use the same numbers on juts and debt we get stub. Dire means extremely serious or urgent
  2. Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

    a. tire (rota) gaol
    b. limb (?) step
    If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'r' in tire is 3 and the 'o' in gaol is 7. The correct answer is melt because rota = 3716. If we use the same numbers on limb and step we get melt. 'Gaol' is an old-fashioned way of spelling 'jail'
  3. Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

    a. holy (your) burn
    b. comb (?) duty
    If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'l' in holy is 3 and the 'r' in burn is 7. The correct answer is bout because your = 4267. If we use the same numbers on comb and duty we get bout. Can you think of other words where 'b' is silent after a letter 'm'? Some of our ideas can be found hiding in one of the answers below
  4. Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

    a. pear (rank) mink
    b. rain (?) lace
    If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'a' in pear is 3 and the 'n' in mink is 7. The correct answer is nice because rank = 4378. If we use the same numbers on rain and lace we get nice. A mink is a small animal a little like a ferret. It was farmed in many countries of the world for its fur, which was made into coats. Today it is much less likely to be farmed, particularly in the UK, where animal rights are taken very seriously
  5. Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

    a. band (bone) home
    b. lead (?) pond
    If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'n' in band is 3 and the 'm' in home is 7. The correct answer is load because bone = 1638. If we use the same numbers on lead and pond we get load. The answer to the little puzzle in question 3? We thought of crumb, thumb, tomb and climb but there are around 50 words that end with a silent letter 'b'
  6. Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

    a. soak (sink) pine
    b. pint (?) your
    If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'a' in soak is 3 and the 'n' in pine is 7. The correct answer is pout because sink = 1674. If we use the same numbers on pint and your we get pout. Answer this puzzle really quickly and check the answer below. If a ship was about to sink would you rather be nearly drowned or nearly saved?
  7. Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

    a. know (mink) limb
    b. swim (?) fast
    If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'o' in know is 3 and the 'm' in limb is 7. The correct answer is saws because mink = 7621. If we use the same numbers on swim and fast we get saws
  8. Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

    a. hunt (mush) same
    b. swan (?) look
    If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'n' in hunt is 3 and the 'm' in same is 7. The correct answer is owls because mush = 7251. If we use the same numbers on swan and look we get owls. The puzzle above about a sinking ship? I would rather be nearly drowned (which would mean I survived) instead of being nearly saved (which would mean I did not survive). Ask your friends and see how many get it wrong!
  9. Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

    a. live (rein) darn
    b. disc (?) road
    If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'v' in live is 3 and the 'r' in darn is 7. The correct answer is acid because rein = 7428. If we use the same numbers on disc and road we get acid
  10. Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

    a. tyre (trim) maid
    b. hook (?) lawn
    If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'r' in tyre is 3 and the 'i' in maid is 7. The correct answer is howl because trim = 1375. If we use the same numbers on hook and lawn we get howl. Well done! If you are completing all of our verbal reasoning quizzes, you have now finished 3 out of the 4 Make a Word quizzes. We hope you enjoyed this one, and that you will now go and try Make a Word 4

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