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Inference Practice Questions 1

Make an Inference


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If you're unsure how to make an inference at all, start here with Inference 101. If you're ready, then get started with these easy inference practice questions to hone your reading skills. Need something more advanced, then check out Inference Practice 2 with multiple-choice questions following a longer reading passage.

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Inference Practice Questions 1

Using your best inference strategies, make an inference about the following statements. The first two are done for you.

  1. I wouldn't eat after that two-year-old if I were you.
    Inference: The two-year-old probably did something gross to the food you were about to eat or has a cold and you could catch it. Something bad will happen to you if you eat it!

  2. For Valentine’s Day, my fantastic neighbor gave his wife a poem that took him about two seconds to write. Sheesh.
    Inference: My neighbor is not very considerate since he didn't take his time writing the poem.

  3. A man ran after a retreating bus, waving his briefcase frantically.

  4. If she died, I wouldn’t go to her funeral.

  5. Jake almost wished that he hadn’t listened to the radio. He went to the closet and grabbed his umbrella even though he would feel silly carrying it to the bus stop on such a sunny morning.

  6. Hey! What happened to all the school construction money taken from the taxpayers? It paid for this toilet the money was flushed down.

  7. As you give a speech in front of a large audience, you realize that people are laughing behind their hands and pointing to the region below your waist.

  8. No, Honey, I don’t want you to spend a lot of money on my birthday present. Just having you for a husband is the only gift I need. In fact, I’ll just drive my old rusty bucket of bolts down to the mall and buy myself a little present. And if the poor old car doesn't break down, I’ll be back soon.

  9. A woman walks into a hospital clutching her abdomen and cursing out her husband, who trails behind her carrying a large bag.

  10. You're driving on the highway, listening to the radio, and a police officer pulls you over.

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