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Academic Questions in English
The acronym Wi-Fi stands for _____.
A. Wireless Files
B. Wireless Flips
C. Wireless Fidelity
D. Wireless Freedom
E. Wireless and Free
F. Wireless Fun
The words massacre and bloodbath are _____.
_____ are words or a phrases or expressions that have an exact or closely related meaning with another word or phrase or expression
A figure of speech that shows a balanced expression written in a reverse order is the _____.
The little giant is here
The figure of speech used in the above instance is _____.
_____ is a figure of speech that uses two main words 'as and 'like' as a source of comparison between two things that normally do not have anything in common.
Tell whoever may ask that I am not interested
Whoever as used in the above sentence is a _____.
A. Simple relative pronoun
B. Compound relative pronoun
C. Complex relative pronoun
D. Complicated relative pronoun
E. Universal relative pronoun
F. Base relative pronoun
Which of the following statement is incorrect concerning relative pronouns?
A. They refer to a noun that had been previously mentioned
B. They introduce relative clauses
C. They can function as an object in a sentence
D. They can function as a partial noun in a sentence
E. They can function as a possessive pronoun in a sentence
F. They can function as a subject in a sentence
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A synonym is a word or a phrase or an expression that has an exact or closely related meaning with another word or phrase or expression.
Words or phrase that has an exact or closely related meaning are said to be synonymous; For instance, we could say:
There are so many synonymous words in English language. One may be asked in an English examination to choose an answer that is nearest in meaning to the question of interest. Having a good idea of symnonyms will aid us with such questions.
Below are some synonymous words, that is, (words with similar meaning):
Hi - Hello
Start – Begin – Commence
Lucky – Fortunate
Lookalike - Similar
Mother – Mom – Mummy
Overseas – Abroad
Full - Filled
Heal – Cure
Accomplish – Achieve
Bizarre – Weird
Right – Correct
Sick – Ill
Exit – Leave
Add – Plus
Subtract – Minus
Rich – Wealthy
Reach – Arrive
Massacre – Bloodbath
Close – Near
Close – Shut
Innocent – Blameless
Kids - Children
Silly – Foolish
On purpose – Intentionally
Curler – Roller
Reply – Answer
Intentional – Deliberate
Backside – Bum
Disclaimer – Denial
Comfortable - Cozy
Categorize – Classify
Eternal – Everlasting
Via – Through
Thank you – Thanks
Final - Last
Yeah – Yes
Fate – Destiny
Believe – Faith
Commencement – Graduation
Evil – Wicked
Satan – Devil
Stress – Emphasize
Stupid – Dull
Committed – Dedicated
Versus – Against
Above – Over
Perplex – Confused
Enormous – Huge – Immense
Support – Corroborate
Ratify – Confirm
Pain – Agony
Settle – Resolve
Classify – Categorize
Characteristics – Features
Shame – Disgrace
Respect – Honour
Comfort – Consolation
Famous – Popular
Disappear – Vanish
Crazy – Mad
Note the followings:
Boy | Girl
Bark (of a tree) and Bark (sound from a dog)
Bow (to show respect) and Bow (of an arrow)
Ate (past tense of eat) and Eight (the number 8)
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Amazing facts in English
The furry tufts of hair inside a cat's ear are called ear furnishings
There are only four words in the English language that end in 'dous'. These are:
The only English word that ends with the letters 'mt' is dreamt and its derivatives; that is: undreamt, daydreamt, and redreamt
Los Angeles is America's second largest city. It's original name is 'El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula'. In English language, this means: 'Town of our Lady the Queen of Angels of the River Porciúncula'
If you close your eyes in a completely dark room. When you open them, the color you see is called eigengrau, which means intrinsic gray
I.e is an abbreviation for id est which means 'that is,'
E.g is an abbreviation for exempli gratia which means 'for the sake of example,'
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Bacteria is a plural word. Its singular is Bacterium
That smell that comes after a rain has a name. It's called petrichor
The word 'orange' does not rhyme with any other word in the dictionary
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Homonyms are words with the same spellings, same sounds but different meanings.
Below are some sentences containing homonyms with their respective meanings:
We have a keen match against Ronaldo’s team and Messi seems to be keen.
Keen: An involvement of people competing very hard for something.
Keen: Very interested in something.
Regardless the tear you shed, Mr. Frank will still tear your examination scripts.
Tear: The drop of liquid that comes out from a person's eye when they cry.
Tear: To damage something by pulling or cutting it apart.
There isn't any jot of truth in what he said, so I didn't jot anything down.
Jot: A very small amount of something
Jot: To write something quickly
Certain words in English language appear to be similar but are quite different in meaning.
The table below shows some examples:
Synonyms should not be confused with the above instance. They are different words with similar meanings.
Some words always exist in the plural form. Examples of such words are:
Possessive adjective tells you the owner of a thing. For instance;
This is his car.
'His' in the above statement is describing him as the owner of the car; and this makes 'his' a possessive adjective.
That is your bag.
'Your' is a possessive adjective in the above statement.
Note: An adjective is a word that describes a noun.
Possessive pronouns show possession.
A possessive pronoun will always correspond with each of the personal pronouns. For Instance:
I own the book. ('I' is a personal pronoun)
The book is mine. ('Mine' is the possessive pronoun)
She owns a car. ('She' is a personal pronoun)
The car is hers. ('Hers' is the possessive pronoun)