The following pairs of words can be used interchangeably in certain contexts, i.e. they share the same sense. However, they do not share all senses.
For each pair,
- identify the sentence in which the two words could be used interchangeably without altering the sense of the sentence.
- identify the sentence using one of the words where the other would be unacceptable.
The thief tried to hide/conceal the evidence.
He attempted to hide himself behind the door.
(The examples are taken from Hurford, J.R./Heasley, B./Smith, M.B. (2007). Semantics. A Course Book. Second Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 107-108)
a) deep/profound (:vips 10753:)
b) ripe/mature (:vips 10754:)
c) broad/wide (:vips 10755:)
d) earth/soil (:vips 10756:)
e) side/edge (:vips 10757:)