Verbal Ability - Verbal Analogies - Discussion

Discussion :: Verbal Analogies - Section 1 (Q.No.8)

Each question consist of two words which have a certain relationship to each other followed by four pairs of related words, Select the pair which has the same relationship.



[A]. first:second
[B]. present:past
[C]. contemporary:historic
[D]. successor:predecessor

Answer: Option D


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Binayak said: (Apr 17, 2011)  
Why option D ?

Rasika said: (May 23, 2011)  
Why d? I feel present and past has the closest relationship rather than successor:predecessor!

Ananya Adhikary said: (May 27, 2011)  
Successor: a pesson or thing that succeeds another.
Predessor: a thing that has been followed or replaced by another.

That means Succesor comes AFTER predessor and Predessor comes BEFORE successor.

Hence I feel this is the closest relationship with After:Before.

Gaurav said: (Jul 8, 2011)  
Correct Ananya!

Jagadeesh Kumar said: (Dec 22, 2011)  
Synonym of successor is after synonym of predecessor is before its very easy question.

Suryakant_Gupta said: (Sep 14, 2013)  
Why not B ?

Md.Ameerbee said: (Dec 24, 2013)  
Successor: A person who follows next in order (AFTER).

Predecessor: one who precedes you in time (BEFORE).

(as you holding a position).

Hemanth said: (Jun 19, 2014)  
Historic tells of the 'past' (before).

Similarly present and contemporary. So why not B and C ?

Jyoti said: (Aug 23, 2014)  
After and before behaves like a future and past tense.

Something that was happened before....past and history correct.
But something will happened after....present and contemporary can't be correct.

So, successor:predecessor is a right answer.

Example 1,2,3 :- 2's predecessor is 1 and its successor is 3.

I hope you got my point.

Daranella said: (Mar 18, 2015)  
Successor is a person who got the job after the previous worker, hence a predecessor is a person who got the job before someone else.

Ashish Yadav said: (Aug 21, 2015)  
"Past and future" may be the answer but not "past and present".

Asis said: (Aug 4, 2016)  
I can't understand this answer. Someone help me by explaining it.

Asis said: (Aug 4, 2016)  
I can't understand this answer. Someone help me by explaining it.

Premendu said: (Feb 27, 2017)  
I think AFTER and BEFORE are opposite ends with respect to something in between them. Suppose, BEFORE CHRIST- AFTER CHRIST.

So this is refered to time dimension, hence contemporary: history refers the similar connection.

A.G Rao said: (May 31, 2017)  
I think the right answer is First : Second.

Swar said: (Jan 9, 2020)  
I agree @Ananya.

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