Category: COLLOCATIONS

Collocations – Nouns + Prepositions

Certain nouns are often accompanied by specific prepositions, creating noun-preposition collocations. For instance, when we use the noun “interest,” it is typically followed by the preposition “in.” Similarly, “contact” pairs with “with,” and “room” with “for.” For example: Recognizing which preposition to use in these collocations can be challenging. One helpful strategy is to consider …

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Adjectives + Prepositions (OF)

We are continuing our dive into the fascinating world of adjectives paired with prepositions! In English, certain adjectives are commonly followed by specific prepositions to express various relationships, attitudes, and qualities. Understanding these combinations can greatly enhance our language skills and enrich our expressions. Join me as we explore examples of adjectives paired with prepositions …

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Adjectives + Prepositions (FOR)

We are continuing our dive into the fascinating world of adjectives paired with prepositions! In English, certain adjectives are commonly followed by specific prepositions to express various relationships, attitudes, and qualities. Understanding these combinations can greatly enhance our language skills and enrich our expressions. Join me as we explore examples of adjectives paired with prepositions …

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Adjectives + Prepositions (ABOUT)

Let’s continue our dive into the fascinating world of adjectives paired with prepositions! In English, certain adjectives are commonly followed by specific prepositions to express various relationships, attitudes, and qualities. Understanding these combinations can greatly enhance our language skills and enrich our expressions. Join me as we explore some examples of adjectives paired with prepositions …

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GRAMMAR – PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES

Here are some common prepositional phrases, also known as Collocations with prepositions. PREPOSITIONS with expressions INIn the afternoonIn MarchIn 2024In winterIn 20 minutesIn the endIn a minuteIn order FORFor a walkFor a changeFor an hourFor two daysFor lunchFor a momentFor a whileFor a reason ATAt nightAt schoolAt workAt homeAt ten o’clockAt lastAt timesAt first sight …

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GRAMMAR – Collocations with MAKE & DO

Collocations are words that go together naturally in English.Learning collocations is essential for making your English sound fluent and natural! LET’S LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAKE & DO:Use DO for actions, obligations, and repetitive tasks.Use MAKE for creating or producing something, and for actions you choose to do. DO generally refers to the action …

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GRAMMAR – Collocations with off

off color = somewhat indecent or in poor taste“That joke you told was a little off color”off duty = when you stop work“What time does the doctor go off duty?”off guard = unprepared“He was caught off guard by her question.”off -road = when a means of transport is suitable for all terrains“He has an off-road …

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GRAMMAR – Collocations with AT

at first = in the beginning“At first I couldn’t understand my teacher, but then the lessons became easier.”at hand = nearby, available“I always keep an eraser at hand just in case.”at home = when you are in your house“I can relax when I’m at home?”at large = not yet captured“Police say that the robbers are …

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GRAMMAR – Adjectives & Prepositions

GRAMMAR – Adjectives & Prepositions Some adjectives need a preposition before their object. There doesn’t seem to be a logical rule, I’m afraid! We just need to learn them. Afraid of Ashamed of Aware of Capable of Certain of Conscious of Envious of Independent of Jealous of Proud of Eager for Eligible for Famous for …

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GRAMMAR – COMMON CONTRACTIONS

GRAMMAR – COMMON CONTRACTIONS We use contractions (I’m, we’re) in everyday speech and informal writing. Contractions, which are sometimes called ‘short forms’, commonly combine a pronoun or noun and a verb, or a verb and not, in a shorter form. Contractions are usually not appropriate in formal writing. We make contractions with auxiliary verbs, and …

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