## What is a word swap question?

Word swap questions assess how well you understand English in the context of a sentence or paragraph.

The most common example of a word swap is finding the wrong word in two different sentences, then switching them so that the two sentences make sense.

### Example

“It’s quite untrue fact goldfish have terrible memories; they do in that remember quite well.”

This doesn’t make sense, but we know that it will make sense if we swap two words around. To do this read the first part of the sentence and stop at the word that doesn’t make sense.

“It’s quite untrue fact…” According to English grammar, fact doesn’t logically follow “it’s quite untrue”.

Let’s do the same with the second part of the example:

“they do in that…” This is where the sentence stops making sense. Let’s switch the two around:

“It’s quite untrue that that goldfish have terrible memories; they do in fact remember quite well.”

This now makes perfect sense.

When answering the question, make sure you write the two words to swap in order of how they appeared in the statement.

So here our answer would be “fact, true” in this order.

### Sample questions

Q1) Scientists estimate a dog’s sense of smell than be somewhere between 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute to ours.

Q2) Green tea has the health benefits, including many potential to enhance a person’s working memory and other cognitive functions.

Q3) Hawaii is of newest U.S. state, and the only state located outside the North America.

### Solutions

Q1) Scientists estimate a dog’s sense of smell than be somewhere between 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute to ours. Answer = than, to

Q2) Green tea has the health benefits, including many potential to enhance a person’s working memory and other cognitive functions. Answer = the, many

Q3) Hawaii is of newest U.S. state, and the only state located outside the North America. Answer = of, the