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Un-hot vs. cold #1 (permalink) Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:50 am   Un-hot vs. cold
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #53 "Elementary Adjectives", question 4

Today it is not hot, it is ..........

(a) cold
(b) un-hot
(c) hotter
(d) colder

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #53 "Elementary Adjectives", answer 4

Today it is not hot, it is cold.

Correct answer: (a) cold

Your answer was: incorrect
Today it is not hot, it is un-hot.
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why don't use un-hot?

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Un-hot vs. cold #2 (permalink) Wed Apr 05, 2006 14:25 pm   Un-hot vs. cold
 

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It is not a word. See http://www.onelook.com/?w=un-hot&ls=a.
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Un-hot vs. cold #3 (permalink) Fri Apr 07, 2006 21:27 pm   Un-hot vs. cold
 

Yes, un-hot is one of those words that isn't used in English. I can see how this would be confusing considering "un" is a negative prefix and you would think that if you appened that to hot it would make sense. English is a tricky language sometimes.
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Un-hot vs. cold #4 (permalink) Tue Aug 21, 2012 14:00 pm   Un-hot vs. cold
 

Today it is not hot, it is cold.

Sure? I think the sentence should be "Today is not hot, it is cold"
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Un-hot vs. cold #5 (permalink) Tue Aug 21, 2012 14:29 pm   Un-hot vs. cold
 

Both are acceptable, but the version with 'it' is the standard one:

Today it is not hot = today the weather is not hot.
Today is not hot = the day is not hot.
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Un-hot vs. cold #6 (permalink) Tue Aug 21, 2012 15:45 pm   Un-hot vs. cold
 

Thank so much,
it recalls my rusted memories :)
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