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    #51

    Re: collocations

    The bank of the river
    To break one's heart
    In living memory
    To get/take/grab/catch/seize hold of someone


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    #52

    Re: collocations

    'I beg your pardon' (beg/plead/ask/request)
    'to put someone at [their] ease' (set/make/place/put)
    'to make the difference' (make/place/spot/set)
    'a news bulletin ' (broadcast/show/forecast/bulletin)
    'to lose one's voice' (miss/break/fail/lose)

    Has this helped?
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    #53

    Re: collocations

    Thank you brother Dawwod!! that helps of course.

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    #54

    Re: collocations

    'To spot the difference' is also astrong collocation.

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    #55

    Re: collocations

    Thank you dear bhaisahab.
    Does it mean: to see the diffrence after looking or thinking hard!!!
    sara

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    #56

    Re: collocations

    Yes it does.

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    #57

    Re: collocations

    perfect!So let me try an example using it:She could perfectly spot the diffidence between the two categories. Is this a correct use?,thank you.sara

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    #58

    Re: collocations

    She could easily spot the diffidence between the two categories. 'Easily' works better here, I suppose that you meant 'difference' and not 'diffidence'.

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    #59

    Re: collocations

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    She could easily spot the diffidence between the two categories. 'Easily' works better here, I suppose that you meant 'difference' and not 'diffidence'.
    Yes difference is what I meant hahah fast typing is always a problem!
    Thank you! yeah I think easily works well here.
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    Re: collocations

    Hello
    I just remembred some other collocations and wanted to share them with you, i'm using one of them in a sentence and please correct me if I'm wrong:
    There were a tremendous loss between men during the last war.
    Another one:
    " as a matter of fact"
    Can you please give me an example about the second.

    Thank you so much in advance.
    sara

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