11-Plus Verbal Reasoning Quiz - Missing Word 1 (Questions)

Add the missing letters to the word in order for it to make sense.

This 11-plus verbal reasoning quiz asks 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.

Like all examples that are given in tests, exams and even quizzes, it's well worth spending a few minutes reading it carefully to ensure you know exactly what to do. You wouldn't want to blow the 11+ exam just because you forgot or couldn't be bothered reading an example. Give it your best shot and good luck!

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.

Gladiators died in the AMPHIATRE every day.
[ ] HET
[ ] THE
[ ] HEE
[ ] TEE
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.

She WED the windows each Saturday.
[ ] ONE
[ ] ATH
[ ] ASH
[ ] OWN
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.

You should have BORED the money from a friend.
[ ] TOW
[ ] SOW
[ ] ROW
[ ] LOW
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.

The cement HARED in the warmth.
[ ] MEN
[ ] FEN
[ ] TEN
[ ] DEN
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.

My Mum gets a TERLE headache if she eats chocolate.
[ ] RIB
[ ] REB
[ ] FIB
[ ] LIB
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.

My Maths teacher has a SLING expression today.
[ ] NOW
[ ] NOR
[ ] COW
[ ] LOW
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.

School ATTANCE is excellent these days.
[ ] PLY
[ ] END
[ ] TEN
[ ] NAT
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.

The cells just kept on DIVIG.
[ ] NIT
[ ] DIN
[ ] SIT
[ ] VIE
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.

I am DEITELY going to the movies tonight.
[ ] VEE
[ ] VAN
[ ] FIN
[ ] TIE
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.

Those cakes look absolutely SCPTIOUS!
[ ] RIP
[ ] RUM
[ ] MOP
[ ] RAM
11-Plus Verbal Reasoning Quiz - Missing Word 1 (Answers)
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.

Gladiators died in the AMPHIATRE every day.
[ ] HET
[x] THE
[ ] HEE
[ ] TEE
By putting THE back into AMPHIATRE, we can make the word AMPHITHEATRE. None of the other choices make sense. The main amphitheatre in Rome was called the Colosseum
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.

She WED the windows each Saturday.
[ ] ONE
[ ] ATH
[x] ASH
[ ] OWN
By putting ASH back into WED, we can make the word WASHED. 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.

You should have BORED the money from a friend.
[ ] TOW
[ ] SOW
[x] ROW
[ ] LOW
By putting ROW back into BORED, we can make the word BORROWED. None of the other choices make sense
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.

The cement HARED in the warmth.
[ ] MEN
[ ] FEN
[ ] TEN
[x] DEN
By putting DEN back into HARED, we can make the word HARDENED. 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.

My Mum gets a TERLE headache if she eats chocolate.
[x] RIB
[ ] REB
[ ] FIB
[ ] LIB
By putting RIB back into TERLE, we can make the word TERRIBLE. 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.

My Maths teacher has a SLING expression today.
[ ] NOW
[ ] NOR
[x] COW
[ ] LOW
By putting COW back into SLING, we can make the word SCOWLING. 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.

School ATTANCE is excellent these days.
[ ] PLY
[x] END
[ ] TEN
[ ] NAT
By putting END back into ATTANCE, we can make the word ATTENDANCE. None of the other choices make sense. I'm sure your attendance is super!
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.

The cells just kept on DIVIG.
[ ] NIT
[x] DIN
[ ] SIT
[ ] VIE
By putting DIN back into DIVIG, we can make the word DIVIDING. 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.

I am DEITELY going to the movies tonight.
[ ] VEE
[ ] VAN
[x] FIN
[ ] TIE
By putting FIN back into DEITELY, we can make the word DEFINITELY. 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.

Those cakes look absolutely SCPTIOUS!
[ ] RIP
[x] RUM
[ ] MOP
[ ] RAM
By putting RUM back into SCPTIOUS, we can make the word SCRUMPTIOUS. None of the other choices make sense. It's time you took a well deserved break, maybe even time for a scrumptious cake!