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    Arrow Lettered

    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hi, would you please explain the use of the adjective: lettered, in this quote: "Directions: In this question, a related pair of words is followed by five lettered pairs of
    words"? I know" lettered" means: marked or inscribed with letters. Since they're lettered words, it means marked, and not inscribed, with letters. But what has confused me is presenting a practice set that follows this direction, which has not any letters as marks for the answer choices. Rather, each choice has an oval space to mark in. This is another quote that follows the one I've presented: "Analogy questions on the GRE CAT look like this:1. LITER : VOLUME ::0 bottle : can - 0 knob : radio - 0 scale : height - 0 gram : weight - 0 juice : vitamin" Please, help. Thanks ahead.



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    Re: Lettered

    They probably used to be lettered but aren't anymore, and the editors forgot to delete the word "lettered" from the instructions.

    I know they used to give choices a, b, c, and so on. It looks like they've stopped doing it that way.


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    Re: Lettered

    Perhaps too they really mean the number of letters within the word.

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    Re: Lettered

    Hm. Radio, scale, and juice are five-letter words. Maybe the others just aspire to five-letter-hood?...

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