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# Verbal Reasoning - Related Words 4

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You need to work out a different code for each question. Sometimes you will have to find a match for a word by moving forward a number of spaces in the alphabet, and sometimes by moving backward. Count how many spaces there are between a code and its decoded word, and then carry out that same operation on your question. If you completed Related Words 3, you will know that occasionally there will be two calculations to make, for different letters in a word, so watch out for that, and also for words with more than four letters!

Example: If the code for LUCK is JSAI, what does EMMB mean?

GOOD
GOON
FEED
TEED

The key to this code is to work out that each code letter is two spaces back in the alphabet. If L = J, then the code letter (J) has moved two spaces to the left of L, likewise if U = S then the code letter (S) is two spaces to the left of U. Working out the key allows us to work out any letter. If E is the code letter, then we know that it's two spaces to the left, so to get the answer, we must move two spaces to the right (G), likewise for M we must move two spaces to the right (O) and so on. Easy!
1.
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If the code for TRIP is QOFM, what does TFOB mean?
WIRE
QUIT
FIRE
QUIP
This code works by going forward three places each time. So, T becomes W, F becomes I, O becomes R and B becomes E
2.
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If the code for PLAY is QMBZ, what is the code for TIME?
SHLD
UJNF
LSHD
FUNJ
The code is simply one letter to the right in the alphabet, each time. So, T becomes U, I becomes J, M becomes N and E becomes F, making UJNF. FUNJ sounds much more FUN, but UJNF it is!
3.
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If the code for CALM is VTEF, what does WHPG mean?
KEEP
DOWN
PEEK
DUNE
The code is 7 letters backwards through the alphabet. Think of the alphabet as a circle without a beginning or an end
4.
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If the code for HAND is MFSI, what is the code for SOME?
UQOG
VRPH
XTRJ
RNLI
The code requires us to move 5 letters to the right each time. RNLI would have been a HAND-SOME answer, if you were a sailor! RNLI stands for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution who operate the country's lifeboats
5.
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If the code for TAKE is SBJF, what does EJUF mean?
TIME
AWAY
BACK
FIVE
Did you manage to work out the code? It was tricky. The first letter went back one, but the second went forward one, the third went back one and the fourth went forward one. So E = F, J = I, U = V and F = E
6.
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If the code for QUIZ is MQEV, what is the code for GAME?
CWIA
KEQI
FZLD
HBNF
The code here is simply four letters to the left. So C = G, W = A, I = M and A = E. Easy!
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If the code for FISH is LOYN, what does LUUJ mean?
TANK
FOOD
DISH
STICK
Did you see that it had to begin with F, because the code letter was the same (L)? The code is 6 places to the right. If that didn't make it easy, maybe STICK did. Lovely as fish sticks are, they have too many letters for this clue!
8.
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If the code for BACK is NMOW, what does IMDP mean?
HAND
DOWN
WARD
FOOT
The second letter in both codes are the same, so you should have worked out that the second letter of the correct answer must be A. The code here was a large 12 places to the right!
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If the code for TAIL is UBJM, what is the code for SPIN?
TQJO
TOJO
MOJO
MQJO
An easy one - the code is just one space to the right. So T = S, Q = P, J = I and O = N. Enough letters to put your head in a SPIN!
10.
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If the code for FLAT is IIDQ, what does PXWB mean?
FISH
TYRE
PACK
MATE
This wasn't so easy and if you spotted in the code that there are two of the letter I, then you may have realized it wasn't so straightforward! The code is forward 3, back 3, forward 3 and back 3. Now that you have completed the whole Related Words series, why not try out some of the other Verbal Reasoning quizzes?
Author:  Stephen O'Hara 