Common Synonym Pairs

Common Synonym Pairs

Halo Scholars!!

Kalian masih ingat bukan tentang materi collocation yang sudah pernah dibahas sebelumnya? Seperti yang sudah kita ketahui jika collocation adalah pasangan kata. Nah, kali ini kita akan membahas tentang pasangan sinonim yang sering digunakan dalam bahasa Inggris. Yuk, langsung aja kita simak ulasan berikut ini.

Baca juga: Jasa Penerjemah Tersumpah

Baca juga: Kursus Bahasa Inggris Basic, TOEFL 600+ IELTS 8.5

1. Close dan Shut

(a) close (mengakhiri/menutup)
(b) shut (berhenti, digunakan untuk kondisi informal))

  • The chairperson closed the meeting at 4.30.
  • She was very rude. She said ‘Shut your mouth!’
  • A dentist might ask you to close your mouth. Shut is generally more informal.

2. Start dan Begin

(a) start (digunakan untuk mesin atau kendaraan)
(b) begin (digunakan untuk kondisi formal dan konteks yang abstrak)

  • It was a cold morning and I could not start my car.
  • Before the universe began, time and space did not exist.

Baca juga: Syllable Stress within Words: Penjelasan dan Contoh Kalimatnya

3. Big and Large

(a) big
(b) large

  • It was a big decision to make.
  • There were some big problems to solve.
  • I wanted the sweater in the large size but they only had medium.

4. End dan Finish

(a) end (mengakhiri)
(b) finish (selesai)

  • The film ended with the hero dying.
  • They ended their relationship a year ago.
  • I haven’t finished my homework yet.

Baca juga: Multiple Number Comparatives dan Double Comparatives: Aturan Penulisan dan Contoh Kalimatnya

References:

Michael McCarthy, F. O. (2017). English Collocations in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Lintang Indira Nadianti
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