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    Grammatical terms

    Kindly indicate the relationship between the pairs of words using grammatical terminology
    e.g. tall/short = opposite adjectives
    conTRACT/CONtract =
    Hi daddy / Good morning Sir =
    chair/furniture =
    steal/stole =
    sum/some =
    Susie/her =
    happy/happily =
    been/gone =

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    Re: Grammatical terms

    I can tell you some of which I am sure:-

    Hi daddy / Good morning Sir =informal register/ formal register
    steal/stole = present and past form
    sum/some = these are homophones - words with same sounds but different meanings and spellings
    Susie/her = Susie is a name - proper noun, her is a pronoun
    happy/happily = happy is an adjective, happily adverb
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    Thumbs up Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Huda-M View Post
    I can tell you some of which I am sure:-

    Hi daddy / Good morning Sir =informal register/ formal register
    steal/stole = present and past form
    sum/some = these are homophones - words with same sounds but different meanings and spellings
    Susie/her = Susie is a name - proper noun, her is a pronoun
    happy/happily = happy is an adjective, happily adverb

    Thanks Huda, I know all the part of speech allocated to each of the words, just can't figure out the relationship between the pairs. The most important is what relationship do the words share in common.

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    Re: Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by back2skool View Post
    Thanks Huda, I know all the part of speech allocated to each of the words, just can't figure out the relationship between the pairs. The most important is what relationship do the words share in common.
    Huda has given you the correct answers.
    Your initial post said "indicate the relationship", not "state what the words have in common". In fact your example e.g. tall/short = opposite adjectives, states what they don't have in common , ie. tallness or shortness. The correct answer for this pair in "antonyms". The relationship is antonymy. They are antonymous.
    I think you've misinterpreted the task.
    Anyhow, now you should be able to answer your questions yourself. And we like learners to have a go themselves first anyway.


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    Grammatical terms

    Hi Raymott, thanks for your response and I accept it was mis-interpreted but the questions are still unsolved. Kindly look into it. The initial question was using grammatical terminology indicate the relationship between the pairs of words
    below.
    e.g. tall/short = opposite adjectives
    1) chair/furniture ……………
    2) Susie/her …………………
    3) contract/contract…………
    4) happy/happily ………………
    5) fat/thin ………………………
    6) been/gone …………………
    7) sum/some........

    Thanks.

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    Re: Grammatical terms

    Quote Originally Posted by back2skool View Post
    Hi Raymott, thanks for your response and I accept it was mis-interpreted but the questions are still unsolved. Kindly look into it. The initial question was using grammatical terminology indicate the relationship between the pairs of words
    below.
    e.g. tall/short = opposite adjectives
    1) chair/furniture ……………
    2) Susie/her …………………
    3) contract/contract…………
    4) happy/happily ………………
    5) fat/thin ………………………
    6) been/gone …………………
    7) sum/some........

    Thanks.
    I'm not going to do it for you. That is not what this forum is about.
    I'll repeat what I said last time. You need to try them yourself. Think about them and post your answers, and maybe someone will help you.
    Helping you does not mean doing your homework for you.
    Last edited by Raymott; 15-Sep-2009 at 01:34.

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    Re: Grammatical terms

    Raymott is right, give a try yourself. Think as you thought in the first one. It'll prove even better for you!

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