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Solving Miller Analogy Questions

The best way to deal with an analogy question is to form a full sentence that clearly shows the relationship between the two sets of terms. The sentence will fall into two parts the elements of which are clearly parallel.

For example:
EPAULETTE : (____) :: CUFF : WRIST
(A) shoulder
(B) decoration
(C) soldier
(D) waist

An epaulette is a worn on the shoulder, just as a cuff is worn on the wrist. So the correct answer is A.

Make sure you complete the sentence mentally before selecting your final answer. Never rush to an answer choice without �hearing� the sentence in your head.

You will find a description of the different categories of analogy relationship in many prep books, but trying to memorize the different categories can be counterproductive. As you have only half a minute for each question, you need a quick and reliable approach. Stopping to think about the category to which the analogy might belong can waste valuable time.

Next steps

We suggest you try our practice Miller analogies tests and study the explanations to any you get wrong. The explanations are all written as sentences that clearly bring out the logical relationship in each analogy.

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