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