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    can I use word: activity with spread?
    Colocation: to spread activity. or Should I use : to increase activity?

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    Re: collocations

    Spead means to disseminate, to scatter or spread widely, as though sowing seed; promulgate extensively; broadcast; disperse: to disseminate information about preventive medicine.
    disseminate - Definitions from

    Spread the word
    Spead the activity

    Does that help?

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    Red face Re: collocations

    Well, in my opinion (I'm not a native language), both sentences can be used, but with sligthly different meanings.
    To spread activity would mean to give your activity to another one, meanwhile To increase activity is like to improve activity, make it bigger or faster.
    Does someone agree with me?

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    Re: collocations

    Do you mean as in, "Please spread (the word on) this activity, the one on group dynamics, around the office"? If so, then, yes, I would agree with you. But I don't think that's the meaning you're after, so could you give me an example sentence, one showing how you would use spread activity in everyday practice?

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    Re: collocations

    Quote Originally Posted by gianfranco View Post
    ... to give your activity to another one...
    By 'another one' do you mean 'another activity' (not that this would make sense) or 'someone else'? In this case it would be much clearer if you said either 'get someone else to carry on with your activity' or 'pass on to/teach someone else to do what you do' - whichever is appropriate. I echo Casi's request for a context, but don't really expect anyone can produce a valid one.


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