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Verbal Analogies

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In verbal analogies, the student is given one pair of related words and another word without its pair. The student must find a words that has the same relationship to the word as the first pair. For example: fire is to hot, as ice is to cold.

Pairs of words in verbal analogies can be related in many ways, including the following types:
Type of Analogy Examples
things that go together bat/ball, bow/arrow, salt/pepper, bread/butter, fork/knife
opposites big/small, stop/go, hot/cold, tall/short, wide/narrow, early/late, graceful/clumsy, laugh/cry, dark/light, sharp/dull
synonyms big/large, stop/halt, cold/icy, thin/slim, small/tiny, sad/unhappy, show/reveal, hide/conceal, hint/clue
object and classification green/color, ants/insect, rabbit/mammal, table/furniture, pants/clothing, 3/odd number, apple/fruit, lunch/meal, uncle/relative, sandal/shoe, spring/season
object and group whale/pod, kitten/litter, bird/flock, cow/herd, lion/pride, wolf/pack
object and related object plant/sprout, butterfly/caterpillar, cat/kitten, mother/baby, dog/puppy
object and a characteristic grass/green, sponge/porous, marshmallow/soft, elephant/big, desert/dry, gold/shiny, party/happy, skunk/smelly, ball/round
object and location car/garage, stove/kitchen, tub/bathroom, fire/fireplace, lion/zoo, eraser/pencil
object and part of the whole hand/fingers, book/pages, foot/toes, fireplace/bricks, year/month, turtle/shell
object and function pen/write, knife/cut, shovel/dig, book/read
performer and action teacher/teach, movie star/act, artist/paint, fish/swim, bird/fly
verb tenses eat/ate, win/won, buy/bought
cause and effect plant/grow, fire/burn, trip/fall, spin/dizzy
problem and solution hungry/eat, thirsy/drink, itch/scratch, broken/repair, tired/sleep
degrees of a characteristic big/enormous, cold/freezing, hot/burning, wave/tsunami, small/miniscule

Printable Verbal Analogies Worksheets
On these printable worksheets, the student thinks about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, the student looks at the next word and finds the word that is related to it in the same way (multiple choice answers).
Verbal Analogies

Fall Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: apple --> tree : pumpkin --> bush, trellis, round, vine, seed. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Farm Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: milk --> cow : eggs --> feather, lamb, chicken, pie, orange. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Groundhog Day Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: reindeer --> caribou : groundhog --> animal, mammal, woodchuck, weather, predict. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Kwanzaa Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: cup --> plate : drink --> dish, eat, pottery, buffet, table. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

President's Day Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: President's Day --> February : Independence Day --> June, April, July, March, November. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

School Verbal Analogies
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Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: pencil --> write : scissors --> paper, cut, blades, pen, staple. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Sports Verbal Analogies
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Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: bow --> arrow : bat --> mitt, ball, hit, run, strike. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Spring Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: rain --> water : hail --> cloud, cold, ice, snow, icy. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Thanksgiving Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: cow --> mammal : turkey --> bird, dinner, feather, delicious, egg. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Valentine's Day Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of Valentine's Day words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: love --> hate : sweet --> candy, gift, sour, nice, Valentine. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Winter Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: glove --> hand : hat --> hair, cold, head, cap, clothing. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Verbal Analogies #1
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: . cat --> kitten : dog --> chick, puppy, baby, hound, kit. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Verbal Analogies #2
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Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: chicken --> chick : frog --> tadpole, toad, baby, cub. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Verbal Analogies #3
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: k --> consonant : u --> letter, vowel, word, abc, sentence. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Verbal Analogies #4
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Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: foot --> shoe : hand --> sock, purse, sweater, sneaker, glove. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Verbal Analogies #5
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: mother --> daughter : father --> uncle, aunt, cousin, prince, son. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Verbal Analogies #6
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: birds --> flock : bees --> flock, school, swarm, litter, pride. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Verbal Analogies #7
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: north --> south : east --> west, up, left, down, center. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Verbal Analogies #8
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: airplane --> pilot : bus --> waiter, president, chief, driver, chef. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

Verbal Analogies #9
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: pillow --> soft : brick --> house, hard, fireplace, clay, build. Or go to the answers.

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