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    #1

    Which alternatives do you prefer?

    Which alternatives do you prefer?


    1. She's an international celebrity/personality/celeb. (ME: all of them)
    2. I donít like the way papers intrude/pry/conduct into people's private lives. (intrude, pry)
    3. Have you read the coverage/tabloids/findings today? (ME: coverage, tabloids)

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    #2

    Re: Which alternatives do you prefer?

    Hi Freeguy,

    I prefer:
    1. celebrity
    2. pry
    3. tabloids

    Have you tried using a concordancer to see what is more common? Tom Cobb's Lextutor is great: http://lextutor.ca (or COCA). Just click on concordance, type in each collocation (international celebrity, international personality etc), select the corpus to look through and see what seems more frequent.

    Hope this helps,

    Maria

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