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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:16 am 
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Hi,
please help ..stuck.
Underline the pair of words most similar in meaning.
worse, awful dig, provoke refuse, trash
many thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:25 am 
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Refuse and trash.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:26 am 
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I think it is refuse and trash.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:29 am 
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a bit American, but I agree


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:23 pm 
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Thanks all,
I looked in thesaurus and it includes worse and awful as well..........
a bit confused.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:24 pm 
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Definitely Refuse and Trash - that came up in one of my DS's papers!!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:40 pm 
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I have seen refuse in that context on several sample papers.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:33 pm 
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Double meaning words such as refuse are common in 11 plus tests. They are used as traps, where they are put next to a word with one meaning in one set but they want the other meaning to go with a word in the second set. The child is in the mindset of the first meaning and "forgets" there is another...

A child will then often find a relationship instead of words that mean the same, in the following some children will answer contest and football.

(game contest tennis)
(court dispute football)

Patricia


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:39 pm 
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wellprepared wrote:
Thanks all,
I looked in thesaurus and it includes worse and awful as well..........
a bit confused.


I guess that is where you have to remeber that they want the MOST similar meaning


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:53 pm 
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Reminds me of:

(minute, hour, second)

(time, first, tiny)


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