Similes 2
If someone tells you that "The book is as old as the hills" they don't really mean that the book is millions of years old!

Similes 2

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In English, similes are comparisons and are useful when writing creatively and constructing poetry. Let your imagination run riot and make up your own similes!

See how well you know your similes by playing this fun review quiz..

1.
Which sentence contains a simile?
The mountain air smelled as fresh as daisies
The mountain air smelled clean and fresh
The mountain air smelled clear and fresh
The mountain air smelled fresh
Use similes to make your writing more interesting
2.
Which sentence contains a simile?
The moon looked like a ghostly galleon
The moon was a ghostly galleon
The moon was a silver globe
The moon was pale and silver
Look for 'like' or 'as'
3.
Which sentence contains a simile?
After the storm the sea became calm as a millpond
After the storm the sea became calm
After the storm the sea was calm
After the storm the waves subsided and all was calm
4.
Which sentence contains a simile?
Algebra is about pi
Algebra is as easy as pie
Algebra is not easy
Algebra uses pi for calculations
Similes are figures of speech, helping you to write well
5.
Which sentence contains a simile?
The boy looked ill; he was pale and tired
The boy looked pale and ill
The boy looked pale and tired
The boy looked pale; he was as white as a sheet
Similes add description to your writing
6.
Which sentence contains a simile?
The ancient book was kept under lock and key
The book in the library was as old as the hills
The book in the library was kept under lock and key
The old book was locked in the library
7.
Which sentence contains a simile?
It had not rained in the desert
The desert ground was dry
The desert was as dry as a bone
There was no water in the desert
8.
Which sentence contains a simile?
The twins were as different as chalk from cheese
The twins were eating cheese
The twins were identical
The twins were not identical
9.
Which sentence contains a simile?
He did not win the race; he came last
He did not win the race; he ran slowly
He did not win the race; he was as slow as a snail
He did not win the race; he was too slow
Try and use some of these similes when you write
10.
Which sentence contains a simile?
The apples were as green as grass
The apples were green and red
The apples were green
The apples were large and green
Look for 'like' or 'as'
Author:  Sue Daish

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