What word completes the analogy?
(What is an analogy?)

WEED : PLANT :: flu : illness

  1. sneezing
  2. health
  3. illness

The best answer is illness. The relationship between the first pair of words, WEED and PLANT, is that of item to category—one word names something that fits into falls into the category, or group, named by the other word. Therefore, the second pair of words must also have an item-to-category relationship. Flu is a type of illness.

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