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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #117164: Using Collocations
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    Using Collocations

    Collocations are two or more words that naturally belong together.


    For example, you can say:

    (1) Meals will be served outside on the terrace, weather permitting.

    BUT NOT(2) Meals will be served outside on the terrace, weather allowing.

    Both these sentences seem to mean the same thing: 'allowing' and 'permitting' have similar meanings. But in this combination only 'permitting' is correct.

    It COLLOCATES with 'weather', and 'allowing' does not.

    In this quiz, pick the word that goes best with the other word.

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    1. I think we have just made a terrible .

    2. It's a bit of a sticky . I don't know what to do.

    3. Please pay to everything I am saying.

    4. She had a shower, dressed and went downstairs.

    5. Unemployment is a problem for the government these days.

    6. We had a about Iraq but didn't have the time to discuss it properly.

    7. Joe always wears blue or white or some other colours.

    8. I was filled with horror when I read the newspaper of the war.

    9. Ben and Jane are married.

    10. You are fully that there are serious problems on here.

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