What is Collocation in English?
A combination of words that frequently go together or that is probably going to happen together. In English, that is collocation by definition. A juxtaposition of words or different components, particularly those that generally co-happen. For example, let us say that someone is dead serious about something. The phrase ‘dead serious’ in this context is a prime example of collocation. In the general definition, collocation can simply be referred to as the close arrangement of things and the style they are put together physically. Collocations come arise with many different parts of speech. Verb collections seem to be the most commonly used in American English. Many of our widely used expression are formed in this way to such as "deeply regret" or "gone to great lengths".
Use a verb from the box to fill in each blank.
Match the verb on the left to the collocation on the right.
Many collocations occur between verbs and particular
prepositions. For, to, and on are common prepositions that are
collocated with verbs. See how many collocations you can think of
for each one
See if you can find the connection.
Complete each collocation with about, with, or from.
Complete each collocation below, using one of the adverbs in the
box below. You may use any adverb more than once.
Complete each of these with a good bit of detail.
More work with our favorite part of speech.
See how many you can dream up.
All of these are related to the one thing you can never turn back.
Match the nouns to the correct prepositions
to create collocations.
Fill in the blank after each word to create a collocation.
Fill in the
blanks with the correct word.
How many more expressions can you think of that use the word
catch? Complete each expression to fill in the blanks below.
How many more expressions can you think of that use the word get?
Complete each expression on the lines below.