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English that is used regularly by educated people is called ??? English

standard

Words that are opposite in meaning are called

antonyms

The words holy and wholly are

homonyms

A book that contains many synonyms is Roget's International ???

Thesaurus

A horizontal line placed above a vowel in the dictionary to show its sound is called a

macron

"Sound-alike" words such as gait and gate are called

homonyms

Synonyms and antonyms usually have different

meanings

A dictionary uses ??? and ??? to show pronunciation.

diacritical marks, accent marks

The A in late has a ??? sound.

long

Mother usually (sits,sets) ??? the table for dinner.

sets

I usually (sit, set) ??? in the same seat at church every Sunday.

sit

(May, Can) ??? I call my parents on your phone?

May

My friend (learned, taught) ??? me to swim.

taught

The bus (fare, fair) ??? is twenty-five cents higher this month than last month.

fare

commentator

news reporter

ain't

unacceptable vocabulary

slang

nonstandard usage

synonyms

found in thesaurus

homonyms

suite-sweet

contraction

shortened form of a word or phrase

(True or False) Words that sound alike but are spelled differently are called synonyms.

False

(True or False) Diacritical marks in a dictionary entry help us pronounce a word.

True

(True or False) To avoid overusing the word nice, it should be replaced by a synonym whenever possible

True

(True or False)The thesaurus is a good place to find homonyms.

False

(True or False) The words night and knight are homonyms.

True

(True or False) In words that can be pronounced two ways, the word is usually a verb when the second syllable is accented.

True

(True or False) Synonyms are listed in most dictionaries.

True

(True or False) The constant use of nonstandard English labels one as immature or uneducated.

True

(True or False)Words that have nearly the same meaning are synonyms.

True

(True or False) Using standard English on a letter of application will increase your chances of getting the job.

True

(True or False) Alright is the standard term for ok or fine.

False.

(True or False) The word aint is classified as standard usage because so many people use it.

False

(True or False)The diacritical mark called a breve is used to show that a vowel has a long sound.

False

(True or False) The phrase, had ought to, should never be used.

True

(True or False) A straight, horizontal line over a vowel to indicate a short sound is called a schwa.

False

(True or False) The words hour and our are antonyms.

False

(True or False) The word nowheres is classified as a nonstandard word.

True

(True or False) Tardy is a good homonym of late.

False