Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know - What is a Symonym (Brian P. Cleary, 2005)

May 23, 2018 | Author: Olivia Reginaldo | Category: Syntax, Vocabulary, Semantics, Rules, Syntactic Relationships
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by Brian P. Cleary illustrated by Brian Gable

 Da n n y — r e  h  t o r  b  y m o  T  ly   y  f am i l e  h    t t  f  o  h    t t  i m s d  t he wor . .C . — B P

 y n o n ym :  S y  t A w ord t ha r  o  e m a  s  e  h  t  s  ha  e m a  s  e  h  t    y y    l l r  n ea  n g a s m ea n i n rd  o  w r  e  h  t  o  n a

by Brian P. Cleary illustrated by Brian Gable  t C AROLRHODA B OO KS, I NC . / M INNEAPOLIS

o you feel tired

Or beat Or ex h austed

from making th e cake th at you’ve baked and you’ve frosted?

Because th er e ar e synonyms, you get to ch oose

 fr  m a  w   o

h  l  e  l  i st    f p ss ib le    w r  o   



o   

d  s   y  o u

o

ca n

us e 



Th ey’re words th at are  ti a l   y   l  

  r a c

  p 

c

 , 



ar  y   e   n

the same,

like,

gentle, subdued, Or incredibly tame.

Synonyms help us be less repetitious

let ti ng u  s  c h  bl u

 by  b  t

 e  ween



p la    t e 

s e

o  o 

s  o r   d i s h es.

C    e  l  

t  al    b dies

e s   i 

 a r e

o

 f t

o

en

l le  d    s ta   r    

ca

s . 

 s   t    r    t    S   e  e

 n

c a

 s   t  A   u  o

b e

a r  e 

 s.

 e  u  n  e  v

a

 .   s   r

 a

c

Synonyms help us to be more exact,

as in, Our fridge was  raided

  d  e  m   r   o  t s  o r

 at t acked 

o r 

.

They give us more options and make things precise,

p i like, n py Or fr ee z ing Or Ch illy as ice.

 e  w r ds    r  ’   y  e  h  T o

i   l   k 

 e

,

t  ss  o

and

pitch  and

throw,

comprehend and grasp and know.

Yell and holler . Jump and

leap.   F  l y

d

an

 ,   r  a

 o s   d   n

a

d  z e  a n o 

d  

s le    e   p  . 

Richness and depth  are what synonyms raise

when they’re used in a paragraph, Sentence, or phrase.

A lovely and pretty and beautiful city.

A cat Or a feline Could be called a kitty.

They let us pick showering, raining, or pouring.

Without them, Our language would surely be boring!

You can choose between k  n  f  ul       a e t   f  u   a   r   h  l   or  t  g  , 

 h  lde n

  b e

o

for the sneakers Or  tennis shoes,

yellow or  golden.

on’t you agree that it’s pretty appealing, we have all th ese ch oices to say how we’re feeling?

  S  o

a  e  r  u  o

 y   w

  o n

  A   n

   ’



mas  er     

!  

t ! 

e x per 

A w h iz   !      

Because you know just what a synonym is!

So, what is a synonym?

o you know?

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