Part 4

Part 4 – Sentence Comparisons

For free questions for part 4 of the exam on sentence comparisons, also known as sentence relationships, please scroll down to the end of the page.

Part 4 of the test covers sentence comparisons and has ten questions. Each question contains two sentences.

On this part of the examination, you will be asked to compare the sentences and then state what the relationship is between the two sentences.

Question Types and Tips

The second sentence usually performs one of the six following functions:

1) It repeats information given in the first sentence.

TIP: To answer this type of question, look for synonyms in the two sentences.

2) It contradicts the information given in the first sentence.

TIP: To answer this type of question, look for antonyms in the two sentences.

3) It supports evidence provided in the first sentence.

TIP: Look for verbs such as claim, demonstrate, show, or prove in the two sentences.

4) It gives a specific example or an expansion of the general claim made in the first sentence.

TIP: Look for phrases such as for example or for instance in the second sentence or for specific examples of the general theme that is mentioned in the first sentence.

5) It gives the solution to the problem described in the first sentence.

TIP: Read the first sentence carefully in order to determine whether a problematic situation is being described.

6) It gives the effect of the cause stated in the first sentence.

TIP: Look for phrases such as as a result, since, because, or due to in the second sentence.

8) Drawing a conclusion or summing up

The sentence relationship type of questions on this part of the exam measure your ability not only to read carefully and understand what you have read, but also to draw logical relationships between the information given.

Since our online practice tests are in the same format as the actual exam, each of our practice tests contains ten sentence relationship questions.

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