What Are Some Common Collocation Words?


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Some common collocation words are "hard frost," "big mistake," "in great detail," "a strong feeling" and "a large scale." Other examples include "high earnings" and "long-range planning." A collocation is a collection of words that often go together. Collocations are generally a verb plus one or more nouns.

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The words "make" and "do" are two examples of verbs that commonly form collocations, such as "make tea," and "do homework." In English, these verbs often go with certain nouns, with "make" generally used with things and "do" generally used with tasks. There are exceptions to this rule. For example, the collocation "make the bed" refers to a task rather than a thing because the speaker is not constructing the bed.

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