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Speak Correct English: How to know if a word goes with another word

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In English language if a word goes with another, we say they collocate.

What is a collocation? learn collocation definition with useful examples.

Collocation definition: A collocation is two or more words that often go together. Some collocation examples are “pay attention”, “fast food”, “make an effort”, and “powerful engine”.

Collocations make it easier to avoid overused or ambiguous words like “very”, “nice”, or “beautiful”, by using a pair of words that fits the context better and has a more precise meaning. Using collocations will help your English sound naturally like a native speaker.

Collocation Examples

Examples of collocations with take, get, do, make, go…

He had intended to take a holiday in New York.He wanted to see if he could get a job with us.I might take a lesson from you.My goals were to go back to school and get a degree.I’ll take a look at the website and let you know what I think. He was beginning to get angry.Couldn’t you do a favour and leave me alone?She should make a right choice.Could you do a report for me?We are to make a contract for a supply of raw silk with the company.I like to do homework.We need to make a deal for this project.The company is about to go bankrupt.

Examples of different types of collocations made from combinations of verb, noun, adjective,…

Adverb + Adjective: Fully aware, Happily married, Highly controversial, Highly effective, Highly probable, Highly profitable…Adverb + Adverb: Only just, Pretty well, Quite a lot, Quite enough, Quite often, Right away…Adverb + Verb: Badly damage, Deeply rooted (in), Never knew, Quite agree…Adjective + Noun: Internal injury, Internal organ, Irreparable damage, Joint account, Just cause, Key issue, Key role…Adjective + Preposition: Comfortable with, Concerned with, Nasty of, Nervous of, Nice of, Furious about, Guilty about…Noun + Noun: Core values, Corporate finance, Cottage industry, Creation science, Credit bureau, Credit union…Verb + Noun: Go on a date, Go on a picnic, Go on foot, Have a fight, Have a fit, Have a game, Keep quiet, Keep records…Verb + Preposition: Allow for, Apologize for, Ask for, Object to, Pray to, Prefer to …Verb + Adverb: Go far, Go first, Go upstairs, Guess correctly, Hit hard, Judge harshly, Know well…Noun + Preposition: Date with, Dealings with, Difficulty with, Debate on, Information on, Hold on……

Examples of collocations with prepositions at, in , on, to, with ….

He’s brilliant at football.They are excellent at planning fun parties.The teacher was surprised at the student’s question.She has lost her belief in God.There was no change in the patient’s condition overnight.I need some lessons in how to set up a website.I congratulate you on your new job!I insist on Peter’s studying every day for two hours.Can we rely on this old car to get us there?I feel very proud to be a part of the team.People are scared to use the buses late at night.It’s nice to know you.You are blessed with many talents.Don’t be careless with your ATM card.The fall in retail sales is directly connected with the decline in employment.

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