Eliminating Similarities When Comparing

When asked a comparison question such as the following: Tough is to Strong as Courageous is to _____. It is important to eliminate answer choices that have similar meanings as that would mean they are both correct. So using the previous example, you are presented with these following answer choices: A. Confident B. Brave C. Self-Assured D. Determined. When looking at the prompt you may notice that tough and strong are synonyms, so the correct answer choice would be a synonym of Courageous. In the answer choices, you may notice choices A, C, and D all have similar meanings and cannot be the answer. If A were the answer, that would mean C and D would also be correct answers; therefore, you can eliminate them and find that B is the correct answer.

Eliminating Similarities