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    hi everyone!
    first I would like to thank you all cause as an EFL speaker it is the first time I heard about collocation it is really fun reading all those example you gave. I really try to think about some more but it is all sound like a bad translation from my language...hebrew.
    anyway thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by sara88 View Post
    Hello
    Here's another exercise:
    the collocations for

    'the ........ of a river' (bank/shore/border/coast)
    'to ........ one's heart' (smash/crack/melt/break)
    'in ........ memory' (alive/lively/living/life)
    'to ........ hold of someone' (get/take/make/set)
    I'll try to answer and please correct me if I'm wrong.
    The shore of the river.
    To break one's heart.
    In living memory.
    To get hold of someone.

    Thanks in advance.
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    More here:

    the collocations for
    'a ........ miss' (close/near/narrow/short)
    'to be love at first ........' (sight/view/look/vision)
    'to ........ a profit' (do/get/have/make)
    '........ amounts' (balanced/equal/same/alike)
    'to ........ a coin' (throw/chuck/fling/toss)

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    Default Re: collocations

    More here:

    the collocations for
    'a ........ miss' (close/near/narrow/short)
    'to be love at first ........' (sight/view/look/vision)
    'to ........ a profit' (do/get/have/make)
    '........ amounts' (balanced/equal/same/alike)
    'to ........ a coin' (throw/chuck/fling/toss)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sara88 View Post
    More here:

    the collocations for
    'a ........ miss' (close/near/narrow/short)
    'to be love at first ........' (sight/view/look/vision)
    'to ........ a profit' (do/get/have/make)
    '........ amounts' (balanced/equal/same/alike)
    'to ........ a coin' (throw/chuck/fling/toss)
    I'll try to answer them and please correct me:

    a near miss.
    to be in love at first sight.
    to get a profit.
    equal amounts.
    to throw a coin.

    other ones:
    the collocations for
    'I beg your pardon' (beg/plead/ask/request)
    'to put someone at ease' (set/make/place/put)
    'to make the difference' (make/place/spot/set)
    'a news bulletin ' (broadcast/show/forecast/bulletin)
    'to break one's voice' (miss/break/fail/lose)

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    TYPES OF CLLOCATION:
    verb + noun -- take a vacation

    adjective + noun -- light rain

    adverb + verb -- completely forget

    adverb + adjective -- totally awesome

    adjective + preposition -- tired of ...

    noun + noun -- a business deal

    Did you know that Sara?

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    Hello Dawood
    Thank you so much for this clarifications, honestly i didn't know this before. I think with these different types of collocations it will be easy for us to learn and recognize them.
    Well let me try to remember some:
    verb + noun -- take a ride, finish a deal.
    adjective + noun -- blue sky, fresh air, lovely smile,

    adverb + verb -- obviously know,

    adverb + adjective -- terribely brave, utterly disgusting, sadly true.

    adjective + preposition -- want to, would like to, come from, think about, go away...
    noun + noun -- a press conference.

    What about adverb+ noun?
    what about this collocation: a living room, is it an adj+ n or n+n?
    All the best
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    Here are other ones:
    the collocations for
    'to perform ........' (live/living/alive/lively)
    'to be out of ........' (point/period/time/date)
    'to ........ sense' (speak/say/talk/utter)
    'to ........ a puzzle' (remember/answer/cure/solve)
    'to ........ a meeting' (make/do/hold/take)


    Let me try some of them and please correct my work:
    to perform live.
    to be out of date.
    to make a meeting.

    thank you in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sara88 View Post
    Here are other ones:
    the collocations for
    'to perform ........' (live/living/alive/lively)
    'to be out of ........' (point/period/time/date)
    'to ........ sense' (speak/say/talk/utter)
    'to ........ a puzzle' (remember/answer/cure/solve)
    'to ........ a meeting' (make/do/hold/take)


    Let me try some of them and please correct my work:
    to perform live
    to be out of date
    to have/ hold/ call a meeting
    to talk sense
    to solve a puzzle/ riddle

    thank you in advance.
    sara
    Keep going. You're doing well.
    I'm in a hurry now. I'll come and make some more comments tomorrow.
    Dawood

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    Quote Originally Posted by sara88 View Post
    More here:

    the collocations for
    'a near miss' (close/near/narrow/short)
    'to be in love at first sight' (sight/view/look/vision)
    'to make a profit' (do/get/have/make)
    'equal amounts' (balanced/equal/same/alike)
    'to toss a coin' (throw/chuck/fling/toss)


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