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Collocations

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 Noble soul
Handsome salary Scorching sun Legal profession
Home-made remedies Grand success Piggy bank
Hearty congratulation Monetary affairs Fiscal year
Lame excuse Emotional fool Honourable guest
Inaugural function Silent mode Sleepless night
Thoughtful action Mental asylum Continental food
Happy birthday Pains-taking efforts Pitiable condition
French leave Accidental policy Premature baby
Untimely death Heavenly abode Unique creation
Faulty cause Anecdotal fallacy Flowering tree
Sarcastic remark Cloudy weather Meagre income
Tall tale Silly mistake Unconditional love
Busy bee Irreparable loss Contagious disease


Adverb+Adjective

Completely different Fully aware Seriously ill
Really good Highly risky Utterly stupid
Utterly delicious Deeply pained Very true
Partially agreed Highly grateful Specifically mentioned
Considerably tolerable Absolutely right Fully grown
Really powerful Beautifully sung Absolutely wrong
Overly populous Highly destructive Extremely beautiful
Excessively fat Really happy Recently updated
Highly successful Extremely strong Readily available
Bitterly cold Finely chopped Deeply felt
Excessively fat Quite good Perfectly normal


Noun+Noun

Home appliances Care-taker Hair-dresser
Household chores House-holder Shop-keeper
Table manners Plan execution Team-work
Internet protocol Staff meeting Leadership skills
Home delivery Bath soap Home-maker
Event management Horror show Stress-buster
Business administration Computer engineer Fire-cracker
Office staff Assistant professor Hotel management
Lunch time Research paper Career guidance
Mixer-grinder Bride-groom Market-place
Good advice Hollywood star Account section
Beauty cream Semester examination Communication gap
Kitchen worktop Invitation card Gas burner
Format painter Computer accessory Mobile data
Memory card Disk brake Dream car
Tour plan Time table World trade

 

Noun+Verb

Sight-seeing Day-break Sunrise
Night-fall Price hike Back-biting
Rope-skipping Skin care Mind-blowing
Rainfall Man-slaughter Bee sting
Dog walking Sunset Pen drive
Back-stabbing Sumo fighting Mind- boggling
Lip-reading Cricket playing Brain storming
sleepwalk Nail polish Mouth watering
Life guard Leg pulling Mind reading
School going Chest beating Eye contact
Bike riding Eye catching House keeping
Dog barking House warming Sky diving
Life saving Car pulling Lion’s roar
Snow fall Man made Car cleaning


Verb+Noun

Making a mistake Planting  tree Breaking news
Take an examination Nip in the bud Telling stories
Writing a letter Prepare meal Reciting poems
Sell products Send a message Having emotions
Raise voice Complete an assignment Telling lies
Asking questions Submit a form Praying to God
Run a risk Uploading resume Admitting guilt
Zip a lip Taking  charge Giving advice
Share feelings Wasting time Making fool
Giving consent Making payment Making fun
Doing meditation Setting sun Wailing woman
Feeling emptiness Crying baby Healing pain
Waving hands Sleeping beauty Swimming pool
Waning moon Drawing picture Waiting room
Waxing moon Painting a house Rising sun
Giving permission Writing essay Follow the rules
Sending mail Taking care Shut the mouth


Verb+Adverb

Suited perfectly Drive slowly Speak fluently
Ran confidently Rub gently Completed successfully
Rinse thoroughly Greet warmly Look sadly
Get up early Rain heavily Enter abruptly
See clearly Thank profusely Doing well
Feel deeply Affect badly Love truly
Going secretly Play excellently Sleep peacefully
Decide hastily Meet accidentally Suffer meekly
Repent leisurely Wait patiently Remark wittily
Say loudly Kill mercilessly Sing sweetly
Fight bravely Speak confidently Finish quickly
Accept readily Read carefully Try again
Submitted successfully Go on ceaselessly Beat ruthlessly
Sneezing constantly Give generously Say jokingly
Drive rashly Behave strangely Sit properly


Adverb+Verb

Nicely driven Perfectly maintained Simply writing
Humbly requesting Confidently Speaking Seriously treated
Just married Roughly drafted Intentionally done
Carefully done Highly rated Untimely died
Newly constructed Well said Prematurely born
Continuously raining Visually impaired Speedily driven
Softly spoken Physically challenged Accidentally happened
Badly abused Hastily decided Forcefully entered
Mercilessly killed Gently touched Arrogantly spoken
Lovingly forgiven Heavily loaded Well done
Crookedly planned Seriously affected Rigorously performed
Rapidly read Effectively carried Intensely expressed
Briefly written Aggressively proposed Appropriately said
Quickly absorbed Fully furnished Wholly fabricated
Much-awaited Mentally retarded Thoroughly examined

 

ENGLISH GRAMMAR


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