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Word Formation Reasoning

A basic word is given in the questions asked under this chapter, then it is asked which of the letters used in the original word can not be made or which words can not be made. Here, one letter can usually be used at the same time.

Apart from this, any meaningful word of English is mixed and asked as a question in front of the candidates. Again, converting these mixed words given from candidates to meaningful words, the first letter of the meaningful word or middle letter or last letter is asked. Mixed words in another form are encrypted as digits, then the coded digits are given as an option. In order for the candidates to convert these mixed words into meaningful sequence, the meaning of the word is also arranged in the same order. This systematic issue is one of the options given below, which is obtained in the form of a reply. In order to solve such questions, the nature of questions must be identified.


Type 1

Example: Choose from the given alternate words that can be made using the letters of the given word.


Solution: (a) The word ANIMATION can be made from the given EXAMINATION group, and not other.


Type 2

Example: Select from the given alternate words that can not be made using the letters of the given word. CARPENTER


Solution: (b) In word CARPENTER. So the word PAINTER can not be made.


Type 3

Example: Arrange the numbers of different letters given below so that a meaningful word is created.
1   2 3 4  5 6

(a) 1, 3, 2, 6, 4, 5 (b) 6, 3, 5, 1, 4, 2 (c) 1, 3, 2, 5, 4, 6 (d) 6, 3, 1, 5, 4, 2

Solution: (d) When the given letters are arranged in meaningful order, the word “MAGNET” is formed, which is obtained by arranging 6, 3, 1, 5, 4, 2 digits.


Type 4

Example: If the word ‘ESTABLISHMENT‘ contains a meaningful word combining the fourth, eighth, tenth and thirteenth letter, then the last letter will be your answer. If more than one such word is formed, then give the answer “P” and if no such word is formed then give the answer ‘X’.

(a) X (b) P (c) T (d) E (e) M

Solution: (b) E S T A B L I S H M E N T
Therefore, there are meaningful words formed from E, A, S, M and T characters – MATES, STEAM


Type 5

Example: How many English words can be made using the letters RACS, using each letter only once in each word?
(a) None (b) one (c) two (d) three (e) More than three

Solution: (d). There are meaningful words formed by the words RACS – ARCS, CARS, SCAR