Cоllоcаtiоns аrе mаdе up оf twо оr mоrе wоrds thаt аrе cоmmоnly usеd tоgеthеr in Еnglish.
Sоmе cоllоcаtiоns аrе fixed аnd rеstricted, оr "strоng", fоr еxаmplе mаkе а mistаkе, whеrе nо wоrd оthеr thаn "mаkе" cоllоcаtеs with "mistаkе" tо givе thе sаmе mеаning. Sоmе cоllоcаtiоns аrе "wеаk", whеrе sеvеrаl diffеrеnt wоrds mаy bе usеd tо givе а similаr mеаning, fоr еxаmplе "big" cаn cоllоcatе with hundrеds оf wоrds, thеrefоrе it’s а wеаk cоllоcatоr.

A gооd knоwlеdgе оf cоllоcаtiоns will mаkе yоur Еnglish sоund mоrе nаturаl.
Whеn wе lеаrn vоcаbulаy, wе might undеrstаnd thе mеаning оf thе wоrd using а dictiоnary, but mаny timеs, wе dо not knоw hоw tо usе thе wоrd in а sеntеncе.
Thе bеst wаy tо lеаrn vоcаbulаry is tо lеаrn whаt wоrds аrе cоmmоnly usеd with thе wоrd in аn еxаmplе sеntеncе.



 Collocations List

say yes/no 
say something/nothing 
say a prayer 
say a word 
say hello/goodbye
say a few words
say so

tell the truth
tell a lie
tell a joke
tell the time
tell a story
tell a secret
tell the difference
tell one from another
tell one's name
tell sb the way

speak volumes
speak on behalf of
speak in favour of
speak fluently/well
speak your mind
not on speaking terms
can't speak a word



gain power
gain control
gain access
gain a reputation
gain a publicity
gain a recognition
gain an advantage


become recognised
Become adapted
Become extinct
become (un)popular
become homeless
become famous

break a habit

break a leg
break a promise
break a record
break a window
break someone's heart
break the ice
break the law
break the news to someone
break the rules

win an award

win a prize
win a medal
win a match
win a battle
win a war
win an election

catch a ball
catch a bus
catch a chill
catch a cold
catch a thief
catch fire
catch sight of
catch someone's attention
catch someone's eye
catch the flu

catch a glimpse

catch red-handed

keep a diary
keep a promise
keep a secret
keep an appointment
keep calm
keep control
keep in touch
keep quiet
keep someone's place
keep the change


make arrangements for 
make a change/changes 
make a choice 
make a comment/comments 
make a contribution to
make a decision 
make an effort 
make an excuse 
make friends 
make an improvement 
make a mistake 
make a phone call 
make progress
make one’s way home
make a difference
make a mess
make a noise
make furniture
make money
make room
make trouble

come close
come early
come first/second/last
come into view
come right back
come to a compromise
come to a decision
come to an agreement
come to an end
come to a standstill
come to terms with
come to a total of
come under attack

get a job
get a shock
get angry/upset
get married/divorced
get drunk
get frightened
get home
get lost
get nowhere
get permission
get pregnant
get ready
get started
get the impression
get the message
get the sack
get wet
get worried/depressed
get broken
get dressed
get washed
get bored/excited
get impatient
get violent


pay attention 
pay a compliment 
pay your (last) respects 
pay tribute 
pay a fine
pay by cash/credit card
pay interest
pay someone a visit
pay the bill
pay the price

play sport
play games
Play badminton
Play hockey
Play rugby
Play chess
Play cards/dominoes

key figure
key decision
key reason
key factor
key player
key issue
the key to success




have a bath
have a drink
have a good time
have a haircut
have a holiday
have a problem
have a relationship
have a rest
have lunch/breakfast
have sympathy
have an accident
have an argument/a row 
have a break 
have a conversation/chat 
have difficulty 
have a dream/nightmare 
have an effect
have an experience 
have a fall
have a feeling
have fun/a good time 
have a go
have a look 
have a party 
have a problem/problems 
have a say
have a talk
have a try
have a word (a brief discussion)

do your best 
do damage 
do an experiment 
do exercises 
do someone a good turn
do someone a favour 
do harm 
do your hair 
do nails
do your homework 
do the ironing/shopping/washing up 
do some work
do shoes (clean)
do sport
do gymnastics
do judo
do weightlifting
do aerobics
do yoga
do wrestling
do archery
do athletics
do business
do nothing
do someone a favour
do the cooking
do the housework

take a break
take a chance
take a look
take a rest
take a seat
take an exam
take a photo
take notes
take someone's place
take someone's temperature
take a walk 
take a bus/a train/a taxi
take a minute/a while/ten minutes
take an interest in
take steps/measures
take a bath /shower
take care
take milk/sugar in tea /coffee
take somebody's word for something
take a risk
take advice 
take offence 
take cover 
take pity 
take the mickey out of someone 
take the axe to something 
take one's breath away 
take the credit
take responsibility
take the weight off ones feet
take a dim view of something
take ones hat off to someone
that takes the biscuit!




go abroad/overseas
go bad
go bald
go bankrupt
go blind/deaf
go crazy
go dark
go fishing/sailing
go mad
go missing
go on foot
go online
go out of business
go quiet
go to war
go mouldy
go dead (ex. mobile phone)
go grey
go blind
go wrong
go green (traffic light)
go shopping
go skiing
go bowling
go cycling
go surfing
go snowboarding
go swimming
go in for a competition

fall heavily/steadily
fall dramatically
fall sharply
fall significantly
fall steeply 
fall in love
fall from grace
fall victim
fall below
fall short
fall ill
fall silent
fall asleep
fall to smb's death
fall into decay
fall into disrepair/ruin/disuse
fall from power

strong argument
strong emphasis
strong evidence
strong contrast
strong commitment
strong criticism
strong denial
strong feeling
strong opinion 
strong resistance
strong smell
strong taste
strong influence
strong support
strong chance
strong French accent
strong view
strongly recommended


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