Synonyms & Antonyms, A Grammar Mini-Lesson

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Synonyms & Antonyms, A Grammar Mini-Lesson

  1. 1. Angeline Alessandri ESL 502 Wilkes University
  2. 2.  Synonyms are words that have the same meaning (O’Grady, 2010) He is mad. He is angry. Mad and angry are synonyms.
  3. 3. hard/difficult fast/quick
  4. 4. clever/smart afraid/scared
  5. 5. easy/simple happy/glad
  6. 6. big/large loud/noisy
  7. 7. ill/sick quiet/silent
  8. 8. tired/sleepy scary/spooky
  9. 9. tiny/small cold/chilly
  10. 10.  noisy  loud large  happy clever  smart glad  tired sleepy  big mad  angry simple  quiet silent  easy afraid  scared ill  sick
  11. 11.  What is an antonym? ◦ Antonyms are words or phrases that are opposites (O’Grady, 2010) up & down near & far
  12. 12. cold & hot in & out
  13. 13. north & south over & under
  14. 14. short & long left & right
  15. 15. thin & thick west & east
  16. 16. heavy & light short & tall
  17. 17. fast & slow shallow & deep
  18. 18. strong & weak young & old
  19. 19. front & back thin & fat
  20. 20. big & small dirty & clean
  21. 21. right & wrong easy & difficult
  22. 22. wet & dry happy & sad
  23. 23. soft & hard top & bottom
  24. 24. first & last low & high
  25. 25. 1. This pillow is soft.  back2. The towel is wet.  hard3. Sit in the front of  weak the bus.  slow4. I am happy.  dry5. The drink is hot.6. The boy is fast.  sad7. The girl is strong.  cold
  26. 26.  O’Grady, W., Archibald, J., Aronoff, M., & Rees-Miller, J. (2010). Contemporary linguistics: An introduction. (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins. http://bogglesworldesl.com/kids_worksheets/synonyms.htm ◦ Flash card set 1, worksheet 1, & worksheet 2 http://bogglesworldesl.com/kids_worksheets/opposites.htm ◦ Flash card set 1, worksheet 1, & worksheet 8

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