VR Type 08 - hidden word

Verbal Reasoning Type 8 is a verbal reasoning question type commonly found in 11+ Entrance Tests in the United Kingdom.

SubjectVerbal Reasoning


In each of the following questions, you are given a sentence in which a four letter word is hidden at the end of one word and the beginning of the next word. Find the pair of words that contain a real four letter word.


To gain your answer, look at the sentence given and see if you can spot a word that is made up from some of the letters from one word and some letters from the next word. If you cannot find it immediately, go through the sentence by firstly taking the three last letters of the first word and the first letter of the second. If it does not make sense, move along one letter and so on. Continue with each pair of words the same way, until you find your answer – a real word. Try to join the letters visually in your head. Do not go by the sound of the letters as this can change depending on the word found.

Watch the video to see two examples.

Video Tutorial


Roger paid over the asking price.

Ans: dove


He should eat his food now.

Ans: this