Answer to Question #171580 in English for Ann

Question #171580

Lexical semantics: Rewrite each of the following statements correctly. Give a reason for the correction you make in each sentence.


1. Antonyms is the use of prefixes and suffixes to a root word.


2. Collocation is the use of appropriate conjunctions to link sentences in paragraph.


3. The smallest unit of sound that has meaning is called phonetics.


4. Redundancy is an example of the repetitive use of the same word in a sentence.


5. The study of the structure of sentences is called semantics.


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Expert's answer
2021-03-16T05:41:51-0400

1. Antonyms are words that have contrasting or opposite meaning. 

Reason: incorrect definition/meaning 

2. Collocation are words that often go together. 

for example, To take breakfast, To take a break. 

Reason: Incorrect definition/meaning 

3. The study of speech sounds and their physiological production and acoustic qualities is called phonetics.

Reason: incorrect definition/meaning 

4. Redundancy is the use of two or more words that mean the same.

for example "quantity amount" 

Reason: incorrect definition/meaning

5. The study of the meaning in sentences and use of words is called semantics. 

Reason: incorrect definition/meaning



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