Identify sense

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.

Example: hide/conceal
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:)