Printable Handout: Collocations
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Instructions: Choose the natural collocation.
I have done a great deal of work.
I have done a big deal of work.
We're in severe straits.
We're in dire straits.
I've got a deafening headache.
I've got a blinding headache.
It wasn't much trouble- it was no great deal.
It wasn't much trouble- it was no big deal.
It is a fatal disease.
It is a mortal disease.
He's terminally ill.
He's mortally ill.
It's a small priority issue.
It's a low priority issue.
I like the environment of the restaurant.
I like the ambiance of the restaurant.
It was total chaos.
It was great chaos.
She was highly drunk.
She was extremely drunk.
It was a turning moment.
It was a pivotal moment.
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