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Type M - Complete the Sentence

With this type of question you are given a sentence which contains two groups of three words contained in brackets. One word from each of the groups will complete the sentence with a logical relationship between the two words.

You are required to find the two words , one from each group, that complete the sentence. Both words need to form the same kind of relationship within the sentence.

Lets look at an example:

Shoe is to (head, arm, foot) as glove is to (leg, arm, hand).

Begin by finding the relationship between the first word, 'Shoe' and one of the words in the first group, (head, arm, foot). 'Shoe' has no relationship with 'head' and 'arm' but has a relationship with 'foot'. A shoe is worn on a foot.

Now that you have the relationship - 'A shoe is worn on a foot', look at the second part of the sentence and see if you can make the same relationship with that word and the second group of words. 'glove' and (leg, arm, hand).

A glove is worn on a leg? x
A glove is worn on an arm? x
A glove is worn on a hand?

Now you have found the relationship and the two words that complete the sentence.

Shoe is to foot as glove is to hand.

The two words are 'foot' and 'hand'.

The key to solving this type of question is to find the relationship and then to put both word into that relationship and make sure that they make sense.

This relationship is :- 'word 1' is worn on a 'word 2'

Verbal Reasoning Type M - 'Complete the Sentence' practice

Verbal Reasoning Type M

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