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ANTONYMS – WORDS THAT ARE OPPOSITE IN MEANING

English Language

ANTONYMS – WORDS THAT ARE OPPOSITE IN MEANING

Antonyms is a concept used to describe oppositeness of meaning. Unlike Synonyms, there are true Antonyms. In Natural languages, there are different types of oppositeness and their various types of oppositeness and these various types are :

GRADABLE ANTONYMS which are antonyms used in comparative construction and they are usually comparative Adjectives either ending in –er or occurring with more- . e.g older, younger, more brilliant e.t.c

COMPLIMENTARITY is a type of oppositeness that exhibits incompatibility in that the items are usually complementary to each other.e.g

Mr Lanre is married   -implies that Mr Lanre is not single.

ASSIGNMENT:

Explain the following types of ANTONYMS with adequate examples in words:

  1. Gradable
  2. Complimentarity

See also

GRAMMAR: ADVERBS AND TENSE

VOCABULARY DEVELOPNMENT (SEXUALITY AND RELIGION) WORDS ASSOCIATED WITH PHOTOGRAGHY)

VOCABULARY DEVELOPNMENT: SYNONYMNS

STRUCTURE : TENSE (simple, present, tense, simple past tense, present perfect tense)

COMPOSITION/ WRITING

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