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    #1

    rumors have shown up

    I have written a sentence with the part of "rumors have shown up" and my teacher noted that part and wrote this : "have you checked the collocation dictionary".
    I think that I did it wrong but what are the better collocations for this sentence, "come up" may be?

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    #2

    Re: rumors have shown up

    Bookmark this free online collocations dictionary for future reference.

    You'll get your answer there.

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    #3

    Re: rumors have shown up

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Bookmark this free online collocations dictionary for future reference.

    You'll get your answer there.
    I tried it, and it came up with none for words following rumor, rumor, rumour or rumours.. Am I doing something wrong

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    #4

    Re: rumors have shown up

    You need to scroll down to 'Verbs collocated after Rumour'.

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    Re: rumors have shown up

    Actually, "show up" does not appear, and I would not count that as evidence that it was wrong. I would accept a collocation that was there as being right. So if you find a phrase in a dictionary it's probably right; if you can't find it, that doesn't mean it's wrong.
    Still, I wouldn't say "rumours show up".

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    #6

    Re: rumors have shown up

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Still, I wouldn't say "rumours show up".
    Neither would I- they spread/circulate/go (a)round, etc.

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    #7

    Re: rumors have shown up

    I would have said "Rumours have started to circulate" or "Rumours have started circulating".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: rumors have shown up

    Also, one can say "rumors have surfaced".

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