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Understand Synonyms

In this worksheet, students practise identifying and choosing synonyms - words that have similar meanings.

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'Understand Synonyms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Synonyms & Antonyms

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Worksheet Overview

A synonym is a word that means the same (or almost the same) thing as another word.

for example:

Little and small are synonyms.


A thesaurus is a book that looks like a dictionary, but instead of giving the definitions of words it gives synonyms and similar words.


A thesaurus can be very useful when you are trying to use more powerful words in your writing. If you have one you may find it helpful for this worksheet.

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