Oxford Collocations Dictionary ESL defines a collocation as the way words combine in a language to produce natural-sounding speech and writing.The use of collocations makes students sentences more natural and native speaker- like.
Collocations are formed as follows:
|Parts Of Speech||Examples|
|adjective + noun||effecient administration/enjoyable passtime/endless patience|
|quantifier + noun||a dozen of eggs/hundreds of people/a bar of chocolate|
|verb + noun|| have, meet with,cause , prevent , survive an accident |
|noun + verb||poison kills/war started/the wind blows|
|noun + noun||passport photo/discourse analysis/blood donation|
|preposition + noun||By the dinner time/Under guarantee|
|adverb + verb||listen attentively/play well/agree heartily/alter substantially|
|noun + preposition||fruits from the farm/teacher of english|
|verb + verb||want to live/like to drink|
|verb + adjective||keep fit/stay healthy/sound logical|
|adverb + adjective||extremely cold/utterly beautiful|
|adjective + preposition||keen to/fond of/good at|
These pages will provide the Second year Bac students with the appropriate collocations they need to write a natural and standard essay.