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Antonyms : Opposites Words for Class 2 English

This learning concept includes the topic of opposite words for class 2 students. It teaches the students to use opposite words also known as antonyms. It also includes a list of common opposite words in English language. Students will also get to learn some common mistakes that usually occurs while using opposite words.

In this learning concept, the students will learn:

  • Ways to create antonyms by adding prefix to the base word.
  • To find out antonyms in a sentence.

Each concept is explained to class 2 students using examples, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.
Download the worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the concept Opposite Words for Class 2 provided in PDF format.

Definition

  • Words with an opposite to the meaning of another word, these words are known as antonyms.
  • Opposite words can be nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs that can have antonyms or opposite words.

Examples:

Img1_Opposite words for class 2 students
  • In the above example, both ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ mean exactly the opposite. Thus, they are called as antonyms.
Anotonyms
Dark Light
Day Night
Easy Hard
Poor Rich
Win Lose
Bad Good

 

More About Antonyms

  • A word can also have multiple antonyms.
  • In simple words, one word can have many opposite words.

For a better understanding, look at the example given below.

Word Antonym 1 Antonym 2 Antonym 3
Slow Fast Quick Rapid
  • The main word is ‘slow’. All the other words are opposites of the word ‘slow’.

 

Ways to Create Antonyms

a. In the instance of some words, an antonym can be created by adding a prefix to the main word.

b. A prefix is a letter or a collection of letters which is added at the beginning of the main word.

Examples:

Main Word Prefix Antonym
Agree Dis Disagree
Honest Dis Dishonest
Belief Dis Disbelief

c. Some antonyms are also created by adding the prefix ‘in’ to the main word. The prefix ‘in’ means ‘not’.

Examples:

Main Word Prefix Antonym
Decent In Indecent
Complete In Incomplete
Sane In Insane

d. Sometimes, you will find sentences that can have two similar words.

Examples:

        i) Ravi thought the picture was bad, but others thought it was good. In the sentence, bad                 and good are antonyms and are placed in the same sentence.

        ii) Is the cake hard or soft?

In the above sentence, ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ are antonyms and are placed in the same sentence.

Common Mistakes

Don’t get confused with such antonyms. Make sure you use the right prefix while writing such antonyms.

Correct and Incorrect Usage:

Allow tick

Disallow cross

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