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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (person, place, or thing). Adjectives that have opposite meanings, like big and small, are called antonyms.

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These activities introduce the idea of opposites (or antonyms). Which word means the opposite of big? Which word means the opposite of happy? These activities have also been designed for handwriting practice.


Hot and cold are adjectives and antonyms (opposites) of each other.

New and old are also adjectives and antonyms.

DEEP DIVE In line with both the Common Core Standards (US) and the National Curriculum (UK), children are expected to develop a mastery of grammar that will help them become proficient in their use of written and oral language. Mastery of grammar requires an understanding of concepts such as the different parts of speech (e.g. noun, verb, adjective), the different tenses of verbs (e.g. play-played, go-went), the plural of nouns (e.g. pen-pens, box-boxes, man-men), the syntax of simple and complex sentences and questions, and the correct use of punctuation.


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