What two words describe the feeling of joy?
Word pairs are two words that often go together, like 'salt and pepper' or 'peanut butter and jelly'. Learning common word pairs can help you sound more fluent when speaking and writing. Practice recognizing word pairs in everyday conversations and reading to help you improve your language skills.
Homophone: two words that sound the same but have different meanings and spelling, such as “to, too, two” Antonyms: two words with opposite meanings, such as “hot” and “cold” Synonyms: two words with the same meaning, such as “beautiful” and “gorgeous”
In the English language, the longest single-word palindrome is the twenty-letter word, 'detartrated'. The word 'yarely' is an example of an anadrome, a word that reads the same backwards and forwards if the letters are rearranged. The word 'subdermatoglyphic' is the longest word in the English language composed entirely of letters from the first half of the alphabet.
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Work in: What is an example of a word pair that contains an antonym?
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between a homonym and a homograph?
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Which of the following word pairs are antonyms?
- Hot and Cold
- Day and Night
- Happy and Joyful
Which of the following word pairs are synonyms?
- Angry and Mad
- Big and Small
- Happy and Sad
'Up' is an antonym of which word?
What is the opposite of 'Love'?
What is a synonym for 'Beautiful'?