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What is the opposite of husband?



 
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What is the opposite of husband? #1 (permalink) Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:26 am   What is the opposite of husband?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #257 "Noun and Verb Opposites (3)", question 5

Unfortunately, my husband and my friend's ......... don't get along.

(a) wife
(b) man
(c) joke
(d) couch

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #257 "Noun and Verb Opposites (3)", answer 5

Unfortunately, my husband and my friend's wife don't get along.

Correct answer: (a) wife

Your answer was: incorrect
Unfortunately, my husband and my friend's man don't get along.
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Why I can't chose "man". It seems my husband and my man are the same thing for me.
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Test incompl/elem-257, User's Answer 5 #2 (permalink) Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:44 am   Test incompl/elem-257, User's Answer 5
 

Informally, a husband or boyfriend can be called someone's man. This, however, is looking for opposites. The opposite of "husband" is not "man" but "wife."
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