Synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions

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Synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions

  1. 1. SYNONYMS, ANTONYMS,IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS Mgs. Luz Mercedes Castillo 1
  2. 2. SYNONYMS Synonyms words with similar meanings.participate - joinexotic – uncommonhuge – vastsurprising – amazingfragile – delicatecar – automobilequickly – promptly 2
  3. 3.  add variety to your vocabulary avoid repetition to be more specific consider the meaning of the sentence in the specific context 3
  4. 4. Analyze the following examples:• He is so funny because he is always telling humorous stories.• Please, do not speak while I am talking.• I did well on the hard math test because I studied the difficult material.• After Susan ate dinner, she devoured her dessert. 4
  5. 5. ANTONYMS Antonyms words with opposite meanings.happy – sadopen -closecold – hotmale - femalefast - slowharsh – gentleup – down 5
  6. 6.  to understand what we read make your writing more interesting to compare and contrast things to improve reading and writing add variety to your vocabulary 6
  7. 7. Analyze the following examples:• Patricia used to be very reserved, but she’s much more outgoing since she’s been taking dancing lessons.• Luis and Pedro are brothers. However, they are very different. Luis is short and Pedro is tall. Luis is fat and Pedro is thin. 7
  8. 8. IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONSAn idiomatic expression a group ofwords with a meaning of its own that isdifferent from the meaning of each separateword.catch one’s eyea piece of cakeraining cats and dogsapple of someone’s eyessave the day 8
  9. 9. Examples:• Im all ears, please tell me about the party.• I tried to catch her eye but she didn`t notice me.• Lucy was the apple of Pablos eye for quite a long time.• I havent seen her in a dogs age.• He opened a can of worms today.

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