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    Let's learn collocations

    Each one of us suggest a collocation and write it down with an example

    I'll start





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    Somebody is borred stiff

    It means extremely bored
    It's used only in spoken English

    eg:I'm borred stiff in this lesson!






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    Let's learn but I think you should have started with a definition about the word collocation(s). What are these collocations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Let's learn but I think you should have started with a definition about the word collocation(s). What are these collocations?

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    Collocations are combinations of words or group of words that go together and form a common expression.
    Collocation -- example


    1. To do an appointment or to make an appointment?

    2.The SAME WORD can be used in each of the sentences given in each of questions below. Use the words shown in bold letters to help you discover the correct answers:
    --As I recall, but _____ me if I am wrong, it was in a car park in Surrey.
    --Doctors examine their patients thoroughly in order to make a _____ diagnosis.
    --He may need surgery to _____ the problem.
    Last edited by Teia; 24-Aug-2007 at 20:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Collocations are combinations of words or group of words that go together and form a common expression.
    Collocation -- example


    To do an appointment or to make an appointment?

    The SAME WORD can be used in each of the sentences given in each of questions below. Use the words shown in bold letters to help you discover the correct answers:
    --As I recall, but _____ me if I am wrong, it was in a car park in Surrey.
    --Doctors examine their patients thoroughly in order to make a _____ diagnosis.
    --He may need surgery to _____ the problem.
    Thanks for your help,Teia
    Madox was right





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    Quote Originally Posted by Veron1 View Post
    Thanks for your help,Teia
    Madox was right





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    You are welcome! But what are the answers to the exercises? Did you figure them out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Collocations are combinations of words or group of words that go together and form a common expression.
    Collocation -- example


    1. To do an appointment or to make an appointment?

    2.The SAME WORD can be used in each of the sentences given in each of questions below. Use the words shown in bold letters to help you discover the correct answers:
    --As I recall, but _____ me if I am wrong, it was in a car park in Surrey.
    --Doctors examine their patients thoroughly in order to make a _____ diagnosis.
    --He may need surgery to _____ the problem.
    Just to make sure that I have clearly understood: are prasal verbs and idioms collocations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Just to make sure that I have clearly understood: are prasal verbs and idioms collocations?
    They can be, yes, because phrasal verbs are formed using the same verb but with different prepositions. Change the preposition and you change the verb's meaning. As for idioms, say, black and white, like phasal verbs, the ordering is set.

    Try here, What is collocation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    They can be, yes, because phrasal verbs are formed using the same verb but with different prepositions. Change the preposition and you change the verb's meaning. As for idioms, say, black and white, like phasal verbs, the ordering is set.

    Try here, What is collocation?

    Thanks for your reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Collocations are combinations of words or group of words that go together and form a common expression.
    Collocation -- example


    1. To do an appointment or to make an appointment?

    2.The SAME WORD can be used in each of the sentences given in each of questions below. Use the words shown in bold letters to help you discover the correct answers:
    --As I recall, but _____ me if I am wrong, it was in a car park in Surrey.
    --Doctors examine their patients thoroughly in order to make a _____ diagnosis.
    --He may need surgery to _____ the problem.
    1- to make an appointment

    2- correct? I'm not sure



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