Understanding Words By Their Relationships


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Why is the relationship between words so important to understanding words in a sentence?

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1. A word's connotation is...


Identify the type of analogy being used here by recognizing the relationship between the two pairs of words.

Torpedo : Explosion : : Drinking : Intoxication

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding the relationships between words can help you discover the meaning of unfamiliar words, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of utilizing this skill. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the different relationships between words and types of analogies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Using context to understand new words
  • Definition of connotation
  • Types of analogies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related language lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve analogy practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of analogies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about connotations

Additional Learning

To learn more about language, review the corresponding lesson on Understanding Words By Their Relationships. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn to use context clues to define new words
  • Understand the different relationships between words
  • Differentiate types of analogies