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Pls whats d simplest way to synonyms and antonyms in english....its hard for me especialy...

Pls whats d simplest way to synonyms and antonyms in english....its hard for me especialy in jamb english past question....Is there any simpler way to understand them plsssssss?

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Femzek
5 years ago
Use positive and negative method
Mr Paul
5 years ago
Practise jamb past quesions
Eniola Amos
5 years ago
in addition to what have been said, do read ur dictionary too
Adekanmi kolawole
5 years ago
Use elimination dats it0 ...... I recommend THE INVISIBLE TEACHER FOR YOU
fummylaryorWAO
5 years ago
Study A-Z jamb's use of english
OLAZY239
5 years ago
Just read alot,so u will develope ur vocabulary understanding
Nigeriakan
5 years ago
@ the poster. First of all, know that you cannot give the synonyms or antonyms of an isolated word just as it is practically impossible to give the meanining of an isolated word. Second, there is no single word that is exactly equal to another word or exactly the opposite of another word. And that's why you will be asked to provide the word that's nearest in meaning or opposite in meaning to a word that is already used in a sentence.



So here is my own view of getting over synonyms and antonyms;



1. Try to understand the meaning og the given sentence.

2. Give the answer according to how the word is used in the given sentence, not according to the meaning it holds when it appears alone. Notice: some words are also used metaphorically. For example, the antonym of 'open' in this question is not 'closed' but rather 'secretive':

Femi was very ...... about his political ambition but his sister was open about it.

A. silent B. withdrawn C. closed E. secretive. (WAEC 2003, qst 4).

The understanding of the sentence leads us to realise that in this contex, 'secretive' is the opposite of 'open', not 'closed' as one might have supposed if the word appears alone.



Hope this helps.
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