Missing Word 3

What do you think they hung up at Christmas time?

Missing Word 3

Put the missing word back where it belongs - but make sure it makes sense!

11-plus verbal reasoning questions come in a variety of forms. These ask you to find the missing word. The word in capitals has had THREE consecutive letters removed. Without changing the order of these letters they will make one correctly spelled word. The sentence must make sense. Find the three letter word and choose your answer from the four choices available.

A handy hint to help you get full marks is to read the whole sentence carefully, rather than just looking at the capitalised word. This will help you to understand the context and could give you a very big clue to what the word is - you may even be able to work it out without looking at the four possible answers.

An example has been done for you. Enjoy Missing Word quiz 3.

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Example: Find the three letters that have been removed from the word in capitals below. If the missing letters are put back into the word, the sentence will make sense.

The children GATED in the hall.

HER
HAT
HEM
THE

Answer: HER (gatHERed)

By putting HER back into GATED, we can make the word GATHERED. None of the other choices make sense.
  1. Find the three letters that have been removed from the word in capitals below. If the missing letters are put back into the word, the sentence will make sense.

    His STEPHER had been married to his Mum for three years now.
    By putting FAT back into STEPHER, we can make the word STEPFATHER. None of the other choices make sense
  2. Find the three letters that have been removed from the word in capitals below. If the missing letters are put back into the word, the sentence will make sense.

    Most young people today have MULLE mobile devices.
    By putting TIP back into MULLE, we can make the word MULTIPLE. None of the other choices make sense
  3. Find the three letters that have been removed from the word in capitals below. If the missing letters are put back into the word, the sentence will make sense.

    He had checked the dictionary but still couldn’t DEE the word.
    By putting FIN back into DEE, we can make the word DEFINE. None of the other choices make sense. I'm sure you've had no difficulty defining some of the new words in this series of quizzes!
  4. Find the three letters that have been removed from the word in capitals below. If the missing letters are put back into the word, the sentence will make sense.

    Her ENGAENT ring had a huge diamond in it.
    By putting GEM back into ENGAENT, we can make the word ENGAGEMENT. None of the other choices make sense
  5. Find the three letters that have been removed from the word in capitals below. If the missing letters are put back into the word, the sentence will make sense.

    How many HOUSEHS in this street have broadband?
    By putting OLD back into HOUSEHS, we can make the word HOUSEHOLDS. None of the other choices make sense
  6. Find the three letters that have been removed from the word in capitals below. If the missing letters are put back into the word, the sentence will make sense.

    I find that completely BEVABLE!
    By putting LIE back into BEVABLE, we can make the word BELIEVABLE. None of the other choices make sense
  7. Find the three letters that have been removed from the word in capitals below. If the missing letters are put back into the word, the sentence will make sense.

    The shapes in the puzzle wouldn’t fit together because they were INCONGNT.
    By putting RUE back into INCONGNT, we can make the word INCONGRUENT. None of the other choices make sense. Something which is incongruent doesn't fit properly. See, you've learned something new today!
  8. Find the three letters that have been removed from the word in capitals below. If the missing letters are put back into the word, the sentence will make sense.

    They always hung up MISTOE at Christmas time.
    By putting LET back into MISTOE, we can make the word MISTLETOE. None of the other choices make sense
  9. Find the three letters that have been removed from the word in capitals below. If the missing letters are put back into the word, the sentence will make sense.

    The package stuck out everywhere because of its BULESS.
    By putting KIN back into BULESS, we can make the word BULKINESS. None of the other choices make sense
  10. Find the three letters that have been removed from the word in capitals below. If the missing letters are put back into the word, the sentence will make sense.

    Yes, they arrived in a whole ARA of ships!
    By putting MAD back into ARA, we can make the word ARMADA. None of the other choices make sense. In history, the Spanish Armada famously tried to invade Queens Elizabeth's England but was severely damaged by storms

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