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    About collocations or idioms


    Today I needed to answer to a friend and I wanted to answer in an appropriate way using a collocation or idiomatic expression, so I glanced through the Oxford Collocations Dictionary with no luck.

    For instance: how to answer to someone asking for an opinion about something? I wanted to type that "I couldn't judge what he asked me to not risk to offend him..." using a collocation or idiomatic expression but I didn't find any.

    So my question is: is there a book in which words are associated to collocations or idiomatic expressions according to different contexts?


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    Re: About collocations or idioms

    Do you mean, you don't like it, so if you tell him honestly you will offend him?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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