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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #119847: Hyponyms
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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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