Collocation

A collocation is a combination of words that are commonly used together; Collocations include noun phrases like ‘ stiff wind’ and‘ weapons of mass destruction’, phrasal verbs such as‘ to get together’ and other stock phrases such as‘ the rich and famous’


Examples:

  1. The fast train.(Correct): The quick train(Wrong)
  2. Fast food(Correct) :Quick food(Wrong)
  3. a quick shower(not a fast shower)
  4. a quick meal(not a fast meal)


NOTE: It is important to learn collocations, because they are important for the naturalisation of one’s speech. Besides, they broaden one’s scope for expression.

Summary

A collocation is a combination of words that are commonly used together; Collocations include noun phrases like ‘ stiff wind’ and‘ weapons of mass destruction’, phrasal verbs such as‘ to get together’ and other stock phrases such as‘ the rich and famous’


Examples:

  1. The fast train.(Correct): The quick train(Wrong)
  2. Fast food(Correct) :Quick food(Wrong)
  3. a quick shower(not a fast shower)
  4. a quick meal(not a fast meal)


NOTE: It is important to learn collocations, because they are important for the naturalisation of one’s speech. Besides, they broaden one’s scope for expression.

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