Guessing Meaning From Context

Guessing Meaning from Context

Guessing Meaning from Context

Guessing Meaning from Context means work out what it means from the words that are around it and from the topic of the paragraph.

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Types of Context Clues

Context clues are words or phrases in the sentence or paragraph that help the reader to figure out the meaning of the unknown word.


A synomym is a word or phrase that means the same or is very similar to another word.

  1. I was hunting in the forest and I shot two deers

Examples and Definitions

Examples can inform the reader about unknown words. They can illustrate the meaning of the word that they refer to.

  1. Slammer is an example of a computer virus

Antonyms and Contrast

Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of other words. Antonyms can refer to the opposed idea of an unknown word in the sentence or paragraph.

  1. The Fire kept me dry and warm because I was soaked

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