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Why the opposite meaning of sour is sweet and why not salty or bitter?



 
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Why the opposite meaning of sour is sweet and why not salty or bitter? #1 (permalink) Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:08 am   Why the opposite meaning of sour is sweet and why not salty or bitter?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #211 "Opposite Meanings (2)", question 1

This candy is very .......... It's not sour. It's delicious!

(a) plain
(b) creamy
(c) sweet
(d) dull

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #211 "Opposite Meanings (2)", answer 1

This candy is very sweet. It's not sour. It's delicious!

Correct answer: (c) sweet
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Why the opposite meaning of sour is sweet and why not salty or bitter? #2 (permalink) Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:25 am   Why the opposite meaning of sour is sweet and why not salty or bitter?
 

It is a common conception, but 'bitter' in particular will also work. However, 'salty' and 'bitter' are not among the options offered in this question, so their use is irrelevant here.
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