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English - Writing


Story Writing - Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms are words with the same or similar meanings and antonyms are words with opposite meanings that are useful for descriptive story writing.

Watch this clip for a quick reminder of antonyms and synonyms.


Why are antonyms and synonyms useful?

Antonyms and synonyms are especially useful for story writing (narrative) as they help a writer to:

  • Describe and explain in a way that creates a clear image in the reader’s mind.
  • Avoid repetition so your writing doesn’t become boring.


Two words are synonyms if their meanings are the same or similar.

Words such as:

  • rapid OR fast
  • road OR motorway
  • travel OR move


Two words are antonyms if their meanings are opposite.

Words such as:

  • fast OR slow
  • carefully OR carelessly

You can use a thesaurus to find synonyms and antonyms for words.

Watch these video clips to understand what synonyms and antonyms are in more detail.


Activity 1 - Click here!



Activity 2 - Click here!



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