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Semantic Exercises

From http://intrpr.info/library/stringham-intralingual-semantics.pdf


The sky is blue.

Li felt a little blue yesterday.

Jay likes to listen to the blues.

Frank received a job offer out of the blue.

Edward Fairfax Rochester was a blue blood.

I checked the Blue Book to see how much I could get for my 1968 Pontiac GTO.



My son bought a green car.

Aunt Delta used dandelion greens in the salad.

Larry was green with envy when Maggie got the promotion.

Tiger’s chip shot landed on the green.

The pears were too green to eat.



The flag is red, white, and blue.

Kari doesn’t eat red meat.

The thief was caught red handed.

Sean needs help cutting through the red tape for his application for benefits.

The battleship went on red alert.

Let’s paint the town red tonight.



The Yellow Sea divides China and the Korean Peninsula.

Diana prefers yellow roses.

Wesley wouldn’t take the dare because he was yella.

To lower your cholesterol, don't eat the egg yellow.

Don’t eat yellow snow!



Beat the egg whites to make a fluffy meringue.

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.

Melvin wears white socks and sandals, no matter what the season.

There’s a new security fence around the White House.

Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!

Franklin has a white collar job.

My third grade teacher was Mrs. White.