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Collocations

  • Agree & Disagree Collocation

    Collocation about Agree & Disagree When you agree with someone completely, you can say “I totally agree” or “I strongly agree.” Another way to describe 100% agreement is to say a person agrees wholeheartedly. On the other hand, you can say “I agree up to a point” if you agree…

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  • Appearance Collocation

    Collocations Related to Appearance My best friend Joanna is absolutely gorgeous -extremely beautiful. She has long, sleek, jet-black hair (sleek = smooth and straight, jet-black = perfectly black), pale blue eyes (pale = light color), and a radiant complexion (skin that appears healthy and full of energy). People always compliment…

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  • Behavior Collocation

    Collocations Related to Behavior When I was a teenager, I was painfully shy (extremely shy). I loved reading books, and I had a vivid imagination (had a creative and colorful imagination). My best friend had a more outgoing personality (she liked to be friendly and sociable) and a good sense…

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  • Books & Movies Collocations

    Collocations related to Books & Movies My brother is a huge fan of movies. When he sees a movie trailer (a short video offering a preview of the movie), he counts down the days until the movie comes out (movie released) on opening night – that’s the first day a…

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  • Business Collocation

    Collocation about Business If you don’t want to work for someone else, you can go into business for yourself. You can set up a company (establish a company) in an industry that interests you – of course, it’s always good to do market research (investigate the market), to determine if…

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  • Cause & Effect Collocation

    Collocation about Cause & Effect You can describe something as cause for concern or cause for alarm – meaning a reason for concern or alarm. For example, “The growing number of teenagers dropping out of school is cause for concern.” The word “alarm” is a little stronger and more urgent:…

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  • City Collocation

    Collocation about City When my parents retired last year, they traded the towering skyscrapers (very tall buildings) and noise pollution of Los Angeles for the peace and quiet of a small coastal city (a city near the ocean) in southern France. They said they were tired of living in a…

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  • Countryside Collocation

    Collocation about Countryside If you’re living in an urban area and looking for a little change of scenery, why not take a weekend trip to the surrounding countryside? You can walk through the wildlife preserve (special area where animals are protected), where a winding footpath (a road you can walk…

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  • Crime Collocation

    Collocation about Crime When a person breaks the law (does something illegal), we say they have committed a crime. Especially horrible crimes – like a savage rape or a brutal murder – can be described as barbaric, horrible, or vicious crimes. If someone tries to commit a crime but does…

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  • Family Collocation

    Family related collocations:- Your parents and siblings (brothers and sisters) are your immediate family. Extended family includes all your relatives – uncles, cousins, great-aunts, etc. A person who is related to you by a long series of connections can be called a distant relative. If you’re lucky to have a…

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