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    Which collocation is better?

    Which collocation is better?

    - When she died everyone came to .... their respect. ( pay/ show)

    I think pay is more common in this sense. What's your idea?

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    Re: Which collocation is better?

    I agree that "pay" is the natural word. The final word should be "respects".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Which collocation is better?

    Pay/show one's respects? would have been a better title for this thread.

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    Re: Which collocation is better?

    Thank you. Only one question left. Some of my friends say that if we want to use Pay with respect we should use a plural form of respect. They say:

    Pay respects
    Show respect

    Are they right? What do you say?

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    Re: Which collocation is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kharkhun View Post
    Thank you. Only one question left. Some of my friends say that if we want to use Pay with respect we should use a plural form of respect. They say:

    Pay respects
    Show respect

    Are they right? What do you say?
    Reread post #2.

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    #6

    Re: Which collocation is better?

    It should be pay your/our/their, etc respects ​IMO.

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    #7

    Re: Which collocation is better?

    In my opinion, it should be "pay their respects" or "show respect".

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