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Hyponyms


  'HYPONYM' is a word that donates a type or kind of something.

 

  For example:

  Dog, cat, monkey and snake are hyponyms of animal (i.e they are words for different kinds of animals)

  Boxer, bulldog, poodle, spaniel and greyhound are hyponyms of dog ( they are the names of different types of dogs).

 

 

  In this table, blue and black are hyponyms of colour and indigo, navy blue and sky blue are hyponyms of blue.

  Following table would further clarify this concept :

 

Colours

 

Blue

 

Indigo, navy blue, sky blue

 

Black

 

Charcoal, ebony, jet

 

Tools

 

Saw, hammer, soldering

 

iron, drill

 

 

 

Furniture &

household

equipment

 

Tables, alarm clock, bucket,

candle, dustbin, pictures,

mobile phones

 

 

 

Shops and

services

 

Bakery

 

Biscuits, potato scones,

 

pancake, fruitcake

 

 

Banks

 

Investment, accounts, loans

 

Plants

 

Cereals

 

Maize, corn

 

Some other plants

 

Bamboo, yeast

 

Birds

 

Bird of prey, songbird, game

bird

 

 

Eagle, dove, chicken,

cuckoo, crow, cockatoo

 

Now attempt this exercise carefully.

Good luck! 

 



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1. I need a new table. Do you know where there's a good shop?

2. I must buy some scones. Where's the nearest ?

3. I need some money. Where's the nearest ?

4. We need some sugar. Pop along to the for me, will you?

5. I bought some lovely flowers at the on the way home.

6. I can't eat this. It has pecans in it and I'm allergic to .

7. Lots of people keep birds as pets. My mother has a .

8. Indigo is a variety of .

9. Ebony is a variety of .

10. Jet is a variety of .









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