Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. Newbie
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Serbo-Croatian
      • Home Country:
      • Montenegro
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Dec 2010
    • Posts: 2
    #1

    Collocations

    Hi,
    You can find a list of several collocations bellow. Can you help me to chose correct options. Thanks a lot.

    1. seroius / full-scale war
    2. pitched / fierce disagreement
    3. blazing / sharp row
    4. reached / created a compromise
    5. The row was created / sparked off by...
    6. an armed / a pitched battle

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,512
    #2

    Re: Collocations

    Welcome to the board, Lazar.

    This looks like homework to me.

    In any event, you should tell us what you think first.

    Rover

  2. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,221
    #3

    Re: Collocations

    Hi, and welcome to Using English.

    The way our forum works is that you must provide your answer first.
    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.

  3. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,038
    #4

    Re: Collocations

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazar View Post
    Hi,
    You can find a list of several collocations bellow. Can you help me* to choOse the correct options. Thanks a lot.

    ...
    * When someone helps someone to do something, the person asking for help makes an effort. You could ask 'Would you help me by choosing...?'. You could ask... I look forward to seeing your choices.

    b
    PS Incidentally,
    • 'choose' and 'lose' - both present - /...u:z/
    • 'chose' and 'loose' - past simple and adjective - /ʧǝʊz/ and /lu:s/

    (Even native speakers find this hard!)

    And 'bellow' with two Ls is what a bull does; also, the stress is different from the stress in 'below':
    • 'below' - /bɪ'lǝʊ/
    • 'bellow' - /'belǝʊ/
    Last edited by BobK; 31-Dec-2010 at 18:09. Reason: Underlined mnemonic spelling in PS - just noticed this

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bulgarian
      • Home Country:
      • Bulgaria
      • Current Location:
      • Bulgaria

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,000
    #5

    Re: Collocations

    I'm not a teacher.

    Hi Lazar,

    We come from the same part of the world.

    Happy New Year!

    Here are a few words concerning the matter in question.

    1. an all-out war, a full-scale war, a total war, a global war, a world war

    2. a bitter disagreement, a marked agreement, a serious disagreement, a sharp disagreement, a fierce disagreement

    3. blazing row (Jude Law and Sienna Miller reportedly had a “blazing row” while on a night out in London.)

    4. reached a compromise

    5. created (How to delete the row created by AddAnotherRow button)

    6. a bloody battle, a decisive battle, a fierce battle, a pitched battle, a raging battle, a losing battle, a running battle

    a pitched battle = an intense battle fought in close contact by troops arranged in a predetermined formation

    Regards,

    V.

    Last edited by vil; 01-Jan-2011 at 10:13.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,512
    #6

    Re: Collocations

    Vil, Lazar's been asked to give his/her own answers first.

    You've just gone and done somebody's homework.

    Rover

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bulgarian
      • Home Country:
      • Bulgaria
      • Current Location:
      • Bulgaria

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,000
    #7

    Re: Collocations

    Hi Rover_KE,

    Happy New Year,

    I'm not a severe task master so I am able to afford not spare myself.

    By the same token Lazar is my countryman.

    I hope God will forgive this my peccadillo.

    Regards,

    V.

  4. Newbie
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Serbo-Croatian
      • Home Country:
      • Montenegro
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Dec 2010
    • Posts: 2
    #8

    Re: Collocations

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    I'm not a teacher.

    Hi Lazar,

    We come from the same part of the world.

    Happy New Year!

    Here are a few words concerning the matter in question.

    1. an all-out war, a full-scale war, a total war, a global war, a world war

    2. a bitter disagreement, a marked agreement, a serious disagreement, a sharp disagreement, a fierce disagreement

    3. blazing row (Jude Law and Sienna Miller reportedly had a blazing row while on a night out in London.)

    4. reached a compromise

    5. created (How to delete the row created by AddAnotherRow button)

    6. a bloody battle, a decisive battle, a fierce battle, a pitched battle, a raging battle, a losing battle, a running battle

    a pitched battle = an intense battle fought in close contact by troops arranged in a predetermined formation

    Regards,

    V.
    Thanks V. Happy New Year to all of you.

  5. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,038
    #9

    Re: Collocations

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazar View Post
    5. The row was created / sparked off by...
    ...
    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    ...
    5. created (How to delete the row created by AddAnotherRow button)

    ...
    Apologies for spoiling the atmosphere when all was sweetness and light, but this is wrong. In the example cited by vil, presumably, what's 'creating a row' is a word-processing program adding to a table. This is a /rǝʊ/.


    A row - /raʊ/ - is sparked off/provoked/triggered... - though a person who takes offence at the slightest provocation may 'create a fuss'; and colloquially this can be abbreviated (to make an apparent intransitive verb): 'Don't say a word; he'll only start creating again.'

    b
    Last edited by BobK; 02-Jan-2011 at 18:03.

  6. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,104
    #10

    Re: Collocations

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Rover_KE,

    Happy New Year,

    I'm not a severe task master so I am able to afford not spare myself.

    By the same token Lazar is my countryman.

    I hope God will forgive this my peccadillo.

    Regards,

    V.
    God will no doubt forgive your answering the question, but He's likely to ask why you'd risk getting up the noses of two moderators and another regular replier to do it, for no obvious benefit to the OP, who will expect the same next time.

Similar Threads

  1. [General] Collocations
    By aous02 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 26-Jun-2008, 06:50
  2. collocations
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20-Aug-2007, 17:23
  3. Collocations
    By Marserena in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-May-2007, 09:11
  4. Collocations
    By AliAbd in forum English Phrasal Verbs
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-Apr-2007, 05:15
  5. collocations
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Oct-2003, 18:23

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •