Word Analogy

Week 5

Directions: The analogies below are word problems that consist of two word pairs. Look at the first pair and decide how the two words relate to each other. Then select one of the words below so the second pair of words has the same relationship.

1. MODERN : OLD-FASHIONED :: LEAD : ______

  • FOLLOW
  • WALK
  • DRIVE

2. ITCHY : SCRATCHY :: THROW : ______

  • CATCH
  • BALL
  • TOSS

3. RULES : GAME :: WORDS : ______

  • LETTERS
  • PERIOD
  • BOOK
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 5

1. MODERN : OLD-FASHIONED :: LEAD : FOLLOW



The best answer is FOLLOW. MODERN and OLD-FASHIONED are antonyms – words that have opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be antonyms. FOLLOW is an antonym for LEAD.

2. ITCHY : SCRATCHY :: THROW : TOSS



The best answer is TOSS. The relationship between the first pair of words, ITCHY and SCRATCHY, is that of synonyms – words that have similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be synonyms. TOSS is a synonym for THROW.

3. RULES : GAME :: WORDS : BOOK



The best answer is BOOK. RULES are part of a GAME. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also be part of the other. WORDS are part of a BOOK.
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