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Connotation and Denotation: Answers to Practice Exercises

Answers to Practice Exercises: connotation and denotation.

(a) "You do realize that saying 'we need to talk' to your girlfriend has ominous connotations?"
(Kay Panabaker as Daphne Powell in the episode "No Ordinary Love" of the television program No Ordinary Family, 2011)

(b) "The denotation of the word skinny is quite similar in definition to the word slim; however, when students are asked whether they would prefer to be called skinny or slim they usually answer slim."
(Vicki L.

Cohen and John Edwin Cowen, Literacy for Children in an Information Age: Teaching Reading, Writing, and Thinking. Thomson Wadsworth, 2008)

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