Collocates or not??

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Dec 19, 2012
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Hello. I need your help. I’m doing some linguistic project. I would be very glad if you could tell me whether these sentences are possible or not:

  1. Bee is humming
Bee is buzzing
Bee is dronning

  1. Hive is humming
Hive is buzzing
Hive is droning

  1. Fly is humming
Fly is buzzing
Fly is dronning

  1. Mosquito is humming
Mosquito is buzzing
Mosquito is dronning
Mosquito is whirring

  1. Dragonfly is dronning
Dragonfly is buzzing

  1. Bumblebee is buzing
  2. Cicada is humming
Cicada is chirring
Cicada is dronning
Cicada is whirring

  1. Locust is buzzing
Locust is chirring
Locust is whistling

  1. Hopper (grasshopper) is buzzing
Hopper (grasshopper) is chirring

  1. Cricket is singing
Cricket is chirring
Cricket is whirring

  1. Bug is humming
Bug is buzzing
Bug is whirring

  1. Beetle is humming
Beetle is whirring
Thank you in advance.


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