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Asked in English Language, Grammar, Definitions
What is the denotation and connotation of brother?
Denotation is the dictionary definition and connotation is the social meaning. The dictionary meaning of brother is "a man or boy in relation to other sons and daughters of his parents." The social meaning, depending on how it is used, could mean someone of the same ethnicity or group, someone who is a Christian or other religion, or your natural brother. ...
Asked in Grammar, Sentence and Word Structure
Is a loving slap on the face an error of collocation or of connotation?
Connotation, it combines an adjective with a positive connotation with a verb that has negative connotation. ...