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    Post Where to place it?

    Colourless collocates with, for example, gas or liquid.
    Would it be wrong to say:
    Colourless collocates , for example, with gas or liquid.


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    Re: Where to place it?

    Colourless collocates with, for example, gas or liquid.

    Colourless collocates , for example, with gas or liquid.

    But I would say Colourless collocates with gas or liquid, for example.

    It depends on the place of a pause in speaking.


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    Re: Where to place it?

    Quote Originally Posted by aous02 View Post
    Colourless collocates with, for example, gas or liquid.
    Would it be wrong to say:
    Colourless collocates , for example, with gas or liquid.
    Both are correct but have different meanings. Think about what the example is. If the example is 'gas or liquid' then the first sentence is correct. If the example is that colourless collocates then the second sentence is correct.

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    Re: Where to place it?

    A word always has to collocate with something.

    ~R

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    #5

    Re: Where to place it?

    .
    And it might help to set your words qua words off with quotes or italics, aous02:

    'Colourless' collocates with 'gas' or 'liquid', for example.
    Colourless collocates with gas or liquid, for example.
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    Re: Where to place it?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    A word always has to collocate with something.

    ~R
    colourless collocates is an example, not a sentence.

    "If the example is that colourless collocates then the second sentence is correct."

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