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Identify Antonyms

In this worksheet, students will investigate words with more than one antonym.

'Identify Antonyms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

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

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Worksheet Overview

Can you remember what we mean by an antonym? An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning to another word, for example, the words hot and cold are antonyms of each other.

 

a very cold man

 

Many words have an obvious antonym, such as near and far, or over and under.

 

However, there are quite a lot of words that have more than one antonym. Sometimes this is because the same word can mean different things.

 

For example:

right (meaning 'correct') and wrong

right (as in 'right-hand side') and left

 

left and right sign

 

Sometimes there can be more than one antonym for a word with a single meaning. The antonym of open can be either shut or closed.

 

a closed door

 

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