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Can someone help me with the following analogy?

colloquy:loquacious
a)somnambulism:ambulatory
b)plateau:flat
c)octahedron:eight
d)toponym:noun

  1. Ms. Sue

    colloquy means conversation
    loquacious means talkative

    Be sure you understand the definitions of the other words.

    What do you think is the best analogy?

  2. Carson

    I was thinking it could be toponym:noun because a toponym is a place name and a noun is a person, place or thing. Does that make sense?

  3. Ms. Sue

    Think about A.

  4. Carson

    That was my second guess thank you Ms. Sue.

  5. Ms. Sue

    You're welcome, Carson.

  6. Carson

    I have one more question. I think the author of this book made a mistake on the next analogy. Take a look and see if you agree.

    Platyhelminthes:platypus
    a)plateau:platitude
    b)worm:marsupial
    c)mammal:science
    d)crystalline:canine

    I think the author mistakenly labeled a platypus as a marsupial. Everything I find says they are not marsupials. Your thoughts?

  7. Bob

    It is b because a platypus is a platyhhelminthes, and a worm is a marsupial

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