VR Type 14.1 – word groups is a question type that commonly appears in 11 plus exams.
To answer these questions you will need to find the most suitable group of words that a given word belongs to.
e.g. To which group of words (A to E) does the given word belong?
A. fall, plummet, dive
B. ebb, retreat, withdraw
C. shock, wonder, revelation
D. rubbish, garbage, drivel
E. unfair, unjust, devious
The answer is option B because recede means to go back/get further away/become less – as in the words ebb, retreat and withdraw.