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Understand Antonyms 2

In this worksheet, students consider different ways of creating antonyms.

'Understand Antonyms 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Grammar Awareness (learn the grammar of Y5 and 6)

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

An antonym is a word that means the opposite of another word.

for example: wet and dry

 

Some antonyms are completely different words but others can be formed by adding a prefix to the existing word.

helpful    unhelpful

like    dislike

patient    impatient

 

Dictionaries and thesauruses can be very helpful if you are not sure how to form an antonym.

Create the antonym of the following word by adding the prefix un-.

 

friendly

Create the antonym of the following word by adding the prefix im-.

 

possible

Create the antonym of the following word by adding the prefix ir-.

 

responsible

Create the antonym of the following word by adding the prefix in-.

 

capable

Create the antonym of the following word by adding the prefix dis-.

 

appear

Which of the following words is the antonym of pleased?

 

(Use a dictionary if you are not sure!)

unpleased

displeased

impleased

Which of the following words is the antonym of moral?

unmoral

dismoral

immoral

Which of the following words is the antonym of relevant?

irrelevant

unrelevant

disrelevant

Which of the following words is the antonym of adequate?

unadequate

inadequate

disadequate

Which of the following words is the antonym of organised?

unorganised

inorganised

disorganised

  • Question 1

Create the antonym of the following word by adding the prefix un-.

 

friendly

CORRECT ANSWER
unfriendly
  • Question 2

Create the antonym of the following word by adding the prefix im-.

 

possible

CORRECT ANSWER
impossible
  • Question 3

Create the antonym of the following word by adding the prefix ir-.

 

responsible

CORRECT ANSWER
irresponsible
  • Question 4

Create the antonym of the following word by adding the prefix in-.

 

capable

CORRECT ANSWER
incapable
  • Question 5

Create the antonym of the following word by adding the prefix dis-.

 

appear

CORRECT ANSWER
disappear
  • Question 6

Which of the following words is the antonym of pleased?

 

(Use a dictionary if you are not sure!)

CORRECT ANSWER
displeased
  • Question 7

Which of the following words is the antonym of moral?

CORRECT ANSWER
immoral
  • Question 8

Which of the following words is the antonym of relevant?

CORRECT ANSWER
irrelevant
  • Question 9

Which of the following words is the antonym of adequate?

CORRECT ANSWER
inadequate
  • Question 10

Which of the following words is the antonym of organised?

CORRECT ANSWER
disorganised
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