By: Kevin Lubrin Domingsil
1. Form a sentence that clearly expresses a relationship or connection between the first pair of words. A list of possible types of relationships can be used to determine the connection.
Example: Acrobat: Cartwheel: ___________: ___________
a. Singer: sing
b. Artwork: painter
c. Tenor: aria
d. Clown: circus
Relationship: worker: action
Sentence: An acrobat performs a cartwheel.
2. Test this relationship for the same pairs of choices in number one.
a. A singer performs a song; not sing.
b. Cannot form the same relationship
c. A tenor performs an aria.
d. Cannot form the same relationship
3. Try to narrow down or particularize the relationship.
Express in a sentence showing a clear and specific relationship between the pairs of words.
Sentence: A tenor sings an aria.
4. Watch out for tricky questions. The choices will purposely include confusing answers.
a. Check the parts of speech.
Acrobat: cartwheel is noun: noun.
Therefore, the answer cannot (a) since singer: sing is noun: verb.
b. Look at the order
Acrobat: cartwheel is person: action
Therefore, the answer cannot be (b) since it is action: person.
5. Do a final process of elimination by looking at all the choices, eliminating the non-choice which maybe pairs of words that do not form a clear and definite relationship.