11-Plus Verbal Reasoning Quiz - Missing Word 2 (Questions)

Find the missing word, add it and make a complete word.

Take a look at the questions in this 11-plus verbal reasonsing quiz. 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.

In these kinds of questions it's sometimes a good idea to quickly eliminate any obviously incorrect answers. However, when you are left with only one (which should be the correct answer), double-check it is correct because if you made a mistake, it will be wrong. It's always (always!) worth checking that your answer checks out!

An example has been done for you. Enjoy Missing Word quiz 2.

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.

Cakes are made from a COMATION of eggs, flour and sugar.
[ ] BAT
[ ] LAT
[ ] BIN
[ ] TIN
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.

The largest man there also BELED the loudest.
[ ] BIT
[ ] NOW
[ ] LOW
[ ] TOW
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 was very skilled with ropes and had excellent SEASHIP.
[ ] SEA
[ ] TAN
[ ] LIP
[ ] MAN
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.

Several hundred SPERS visited the mall every day.
[ ] TOP
[ ] LOP
[ ] HOP
[ ] HIP
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.

I knew that the name for words that sounded the same was HOHONES but I couldn’t remember it.
[ ] MAP
[ ] MEN
[ ] MOP
[ ] TOP
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.

She kept most of her clothes in two CLOS.
[ ] TEE
[ ] SET
[ ] TET
[ ] SHE
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.

John always made CONTRIIONS to his favourite charities.
[ ] PUT
[ ] BUS
[ ] BUT
[ ] TUB
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 say that CURIOY killed the cat, but I don’t believe that.
[ ] SAT
[ ] CAT
[ ] SET
[ ] SIT
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 soldier was always on the alert for SERS.
[ ] PIN
[ ] OLD
[ ] NIP
[ ] TIN
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.

Not happy with how her daughter spoke, she sent her for ELOION lessons.
[ ] POT
[ ] CUR
[ ] CAT
[ ] CUT
11-Plus Verbal Reasoning Quiz - Missing Word 2 (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.

Cakes are made from a COMATION of eggs, flour and sugar.
[ ] BAT
[ ] LAT
[x] BIN
[ ] TIN
By putting BIN back into COMATION, we can make the word COMBINATION. 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.

The largest man there also BELED the loudest.
[ ] BIT
[ ] NOW
[x] LOW
[ ] TOW
By putting LOW back into BELED, we can make the word BELLOWED. None of the other choices make sense. To bellow means to make a loud sound, almost like a roar
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 was very skilled with ropes and had excellent SEASHIP.
[ ] SEA
[ ] TAN
[ ] LIP
[x] MAN
By putting MAN back into SEASHIP, we can make the word SEAMANSHIP. 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.

Several hundred SPERS visited the mall every day.
[ ] TOP
[ ] LOP
[x] HOP
[ ] HIP
By putting HOP back into SPERS, we can make the word SHOPPERS. 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.

I knew that the name for words that sounded the same was HOHONES but I couldn’t remember it.
[ ] MAP
[ ] MEN
[x] MOP
[ ] TOP
By putting MOP back into HOHONES, we can make the word HOMOPHONES. None of the other choices make sense. Do you remember what a homophone is? You should know that one!
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.

She kept most of her clothes in two CLOS.
[ ] TEE
[x] SET
[ ] TET
[ ] SHE
By putting SET back into CLOS, we can make the word CLOSETS. 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.

John always made CONTRIIONS to his favourite charities.
[ ] PUT
[ ] BUS
[x] BUT
[ ] TUB
By putting BUT back into CONTRIIONS, we can make the word CONTRIBUTIONS. None of the other choices make sense
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 say that CURIOY killed the cat, but I don’t believe that.
[ ] SAT
[ ] CAT
[ ] SET
[x] SIT
By putting SIT back into CURIOY, we can make the word CURIOSITY. 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 soldier was always on the alert for SERS.
[ ] PIN
[ ] OLD
[x] NIP
[ ] TIN
By putting NIP back into SERS, we can make the word SNIPERS. None of the other choices make sense. Soldiers stay alert for snipers, you need to stay alert for any questions which might trick you!
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.

Not happy with how her daughter spoke, she sent her for ELOION lessons.
[ ] POT
[ ] CUR
[ ] CAT
[x] CUT
By putting CUT back into ELOION, we can make the word ELOCUTION. None of the other choices make sense