Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
certificate that bears monetary value; coupon; receipt; authorizer; endorser
craft
voucher
discard
avail
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

Meaning of lonesome



 
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests)
Wonderful bends VERSUS wonderful curves | Never hit me VERSUS never whip me
listening exercises
Message
Author
Meaning of lonesome #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 22, 2006 23:35 pm   Meaning of lonesome
 

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #69 "Synonyms for lonely and alone", question 3

We have no neighbours because our house stands ......... on a hill.

(a) alone
(b) lonely
(c) lonesome
(d) removed

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #69 "Synonyms for lonely and alone", answer 3

We have no neighbours because our house stands alone on a hill.

Correct answer: (a) alone
_________________________

why not lonesome?

Carol
Carol Gothen
Guest





Lonesome #2 (permalink) Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:41 am   Lonesome
 

Hi,

Lonesome means alone and feeling lonely but would refer generally to people or animate objects.

Alan
_________________
English as a Second Language
You can read my ESL story Present Simple
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

Do you know how to use the relative pronoun?English grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!Here is how you can learn English the fun way! Click to subscribe to free email English course
Display posts from previous:   
Wonderful bends VERSUS wonderful curves | Never hit me VERSUS never whip me
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on English Forums
Can you please VERSUS Should you pleaseIdiom: "can you run that past me again"Idiom: It's all Greek to mePreposition During versus conjunction WhileIdiom 'rolling budget'Meaning of annual increment'Try + infinitive' versus 'Try + gerund'Meaning of "brand name"Is anything wrong with 'waiting for the bus'?Meaning of "wrong number"Forgive VERSUS excusePosition your products differently?Expression: carrying a bag under her arm

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail