Lesson 52 – Collocations

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COLLOCATIONS

 

 

 

Collocations are words and phrases that we use together and they have a particular meaning.

For example:

I made a mistake. That was so stupid of me!

THE ONLY WORD THAT CAN BE USED WITH ‘mistake’ IS ‘make’. This is a collocation.

 

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US

 

 

Other verbs that we usually use in collocations are also: DO and TAKE

 

Examples:

That company makes a lot of profit.

Why don’t you do your homework! What are you waiting for?

I don’t like doing  the washing-up.

I want to take a taxi and go home.

He always takes photographs of his friends.

She cannot come. She is making a phone call.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making a call

Taking notes

Doing the homework

Doing the washing-up