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The right synonym

Using thesaurus com or a similar tool, choose the best synonym from the three options given for the word IN CAPITAL LETTERS in each of the questions below.

Take this opportunity to look at the different ENTRIES for a vocabulary item in the Thesaurus. Notice how words may be given as synonyms, but are sometimes not appropriate because:

- the meaning is different to the word/phrase you are trying to replace

- the connotation (or feel) is not quite the same

- the grammatical usage of a word/phrase may differ


After doing the quiz below, try an exercise which shows you HOW NOT TO USE A THESAURUS


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