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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 32

Week 32: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 32

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 have the same relationship.

1. TOE : FOOT :: ERASER : ______

  • DESK
  • WRITE
  • PENCIL

2. DESTROY : DEMOLISH :: ______ : REPAIR

  • FIX
  • BREAK
  • MAKE

3. DUSK : TWILIGHT :: PURCHASE : ______

  • SELL
  • TAKE
  • BUY
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 32

1. TOE : FOOT :: ERASER : PENCIL



The best answer is PENCIL. TOE is a part of a FOOT. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must be part of the other. An ERASER is a part of a PENCIL.

2. DESTROY : DEMOLISH :: FIX : REPAIR



The best answer is FIX. DESTROY and DEMOLISH are synonyms – words with similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be synonyms. FIX is a synonym for REPAIR.

3. DUSK : TWILIGHT :: PURCHASE : BUY



The best answer is BUY. DUSK and TWILIGHT are synonyms – words with similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be synonyms. PURCHASE is a synonym for BUY.
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