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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #12958: Collocation
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    What is collocation?

    If you want to use a word naturally, you need to learn the other words that often go with it. This can be different from language to language. For example, in English we say:
    I missed the bus (=I didn't catch the bus)(Not=> I lost the bus)
    He had to go to hospital;it's a serious injury. (=a bad injury) (Not=> a grave injury.)


    Complete these sentences with a suitable word.

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    1. I really my family when I stayed in Canada on my own last year.

    2. When I went into the children's room, the boys were both fast asleep, but Oliver was awake, reading the Little Prince story.

    3. I my time on that course; it was terrible.

    4. I'm sure he is aware of the problem.

    5. It's important that we finish this work by the end of the week.

    6. We are sorry we are late, but we missed the bus and had to wait ages for another one.

    7. We carried the carton of books up to the fourth floor, and it was very work.

    8. She everyone the same joke, and nobody laughed.

    9. I think they want to get married and a family.

    10. My mum doesn't drink coffee at night because it keeps her awake

    11. Everyone said the party was a success.

    12. If this rain continues, I don't think we'll go to the beach.

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