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Collocations

To collocate means to set or place together. In English, the term collocation is frequently used in the context of Grammar and Vocabulary. Collocation is made up of two or more words that are commonly used in English. They are combinations of meaningful words which systematically occur together.

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TYPES OF COLLOCATION
adjective+noun
heavy snow, strong smell, poor man, rich culture, small box, big fight,  kind lady, white paper, deep valley, blue sky, hard rock etc.
adverb+adjective
completely different, fully aware, seriously ill, really good, highly risky, utterly stupid, really happy, badly damaged etc.
noun+noun
computer accessory, mobile data, memory card, disk brake, dream car, tour plan, time table, world trade, city police etc.   
noun+verb
sky diving, dog barking, lion’s roar, snow fall, man made, car cleaning, elephant’s move, bird watching etc.
verb+noun
giving permission, writing essay, follow the rules, sending mail, taking care, shut the mouth, finishing lunch, cooking rice etc.
verb+adverb
suited perfectly, drive slowly, speak fluently, ran confidently, rub gently, completed successfully etc.
adverb+verb
nicely driven, perfectly maintained, simply writing, humbly requesting, confidently speaking, seriously treated etc.


also see

TENSES AS SOON AS / NO SOONER…THAN
DIRECT-INDIRECT SPEECH QUESTION TAG
MODAL AUXILIARIES Types of NOUNS
SO…THAT / TOO…TO Types of PRONOUNS
EXCLAMATORY / ASSERTIVE Types of ADJECTIVES
TOO / ENOUGH Types OF VERBS
UNLESS / IF…NOT IN SPITE OF / DESPITE
SO / BECAUSE USING ‘ALMOST’


CBSE EXAMINATION & STUDY RELATED MATERIAL

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