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She has a secret DRMRIEA who keeps sending her gifts.

Anagrams 2

Welcome to the second of our Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning quizzes about Anagrams. If you have already played the first then you’ll know all about anagrams and finding mixed-up words in the context of a sentence. If not, then I suggest you start with that quiz before you try this one.

In the first quiz we were looking for five or six-letter anagrams. This time it’s a little more challenging as we are looking for seven-letter words. Don’t worry though – the principle is exactly the same. We are looking for the word which has been scrambled up within a sentence. It’s your task to work out what the original word was.

As always, take your time and don’t rush through the quiz. It is all too easy to make silly mistakes if you don’t read the questions carefully and choose your answers wisely. This is a good habit to get into now, before you come to sit your exams.

Example:

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

The girl sat on a ARCIH.

Answer: the girl sat on a CHAIR. ‘Chair’ is an anagram of ARCIH.

1.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

He nervously awaited his exam STRULES.

RUSTLES
TURLESS
RESULTS
LUSTRES
TURLES will not be found in a dictionary. LUSTRES and RUSTLES would be, but neither make sense in this sentence. The answer is RESULTS
2.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

During the match, two of the YRLPASE were sent off.

REPLAYS
PARSLEY
SPARELY
PLAYERS
All of the four options are genuine words. However, the only one that makes sense in this case is PLAYERS
3.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

He knows the value of pi to seven LMCAIDE places.

MEDICAL
ACLAIMD
DECIMAL
CLAIMED
ACLAIMD is not a word, so the answer must be MEDICAL, CLAIMED or DECIMAL. However, neither MEDICAL nor CLAIMED would make sense in the context of the sentence, so the answer is DECIMAL
4.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

He never liked chocolate so opted for fruit DATENSI.

STAINED
INSTEAD
SAINTED
DETAINS
All of the four options are real words, but STAINED, DETAINS and SAINTED would not work in this sentence. The answer must be INSTEAD
5.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

She played the GLANDEI role in the film.

ALIGNED
LEADING
DEALING
LAINGED
Three of the given options are legitimate words: DEALING (trading), ALIGNED (arranged in a straight line) and LEADING. LEADING is the only option that would make sense in the sentence, so is the correct answer
6.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

She has a secret DRMRIEA who keeps sending her gifts.

MARRIED
ADMIRER
RAIDERM
DRAIMER
MARRIED is a word but it does not make sense in this context. Of course, the answer is ADMIRER (RAIDERM and DRAIMER are not real words)
7.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

He was an EEANTSR man, and loyal to the cause.

EARNEST
EASTERN
NEAREST
STAREEN
Three of the options are legitimate words: EASTERN (of the east), NEAREST (closest) and EARNEST (sincere or serious). NEAREST would not make sense in this sentence. EASTERN could, but is not such a good answer as EARNEST in the context of the sentence
8.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

Because of his YGRALLE to cats, he came out in a rash.

GALLERY
LARGELY
REGALLY
ALLERGY
All of the four options are real words, but the only one which would make any sense within the sentence is ALLERGY
9.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

Working out square roots is one of the THERASD parts of maths.

HARDEST
THREADS
HATREDS
TRASHED
All four of the options are genuine words, however the only one which makes sense in the sentence is HARDEST so that must be the correct answer
10.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

The LGRNEAE gave orders to his troops.

GLEANER
ENLARGE
GENERAL
RELANGE
RELANGE is not a real word so the answer must be either ENLARGE (get bigger), GLEANER (one who gathers grain) or GENERAL (an officer in the army). The correct answer must be GENERAL as none of the other options makes sense
Author:  Stephen O'Hara and Ian Miles

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