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ESL forum > Ask for help > Would you like to find adjective-noun COLLOCATIONS and adverb-adjective COLLOCATIONS with me?    

Would you like to find adjective-noun COLLOCATIONS and adverb-adjective COLLOCATIONS with me?



elderberrywine
Germany

Would you like to find adjective-noun COLLOCATIONS and adverb-adjective COLLOCATIONS with me?
 
hello everybody,

a sentence posted by franknbea in the café today made me remember how important collocations are and how good they make one īs English sound.

Frank said that something was a "crying shame".
I īve been looking for other adjective-noun collocations for a while since and come up with "excruciating pain", "clear distinction".

I then came across some adverb-adjective collocations like "bitterly cold", "highly qualified" and "painfully shy".

Can you think of any others, off the cuff? Let īs make a collection, and I might make  worksheet out of it. If possible, advanced level.

21 Nov 2010      



PhilipR
Thailand

There are thousands of collocations. Just a few to add to your collection:
- strong coffee
- difficult decision
- deafening silence

- incredibly difficult
- absolutely wonderful
- terribly sorry

21 Nov 2010     



franknbea
United Kingdom

Hi Elderberrywine,
I feel it only right that I should make a contribution as apparently I am to blame for all thisWink
 
strong personality
weak tea
cold soup
 
Incredibly childish
invariably wrong
ridiculously easy
 
hope these help and best of luck with your ws, please pm when it is ready.
Frank 

21 Nov 2010     



elderberrywine
Germany

thanks for participating. Can we go for something intermediate or advanced, too? 

21 Nov 2010     



magneto
Greece

And a few more:

- slim/ fat chance
- nagging pain/ doubt/ feeling
- tough love (the fact of helping somebody who has problems by dealing with them in a strict way because you believe it is good for them - OALD)
- tough cookie (
MACMILLAN DICTIONARY)

- highly/ strongly recommended
- dearly beloved (MACMILLAN)


Looking forward to more suggestions!

21 Nov 2010     



elderberrywine
Germany

I īm GENUINELY INTERESTED in more collocations as I find them STRIKINGLY attractive.
Tonight I īll be UTTERLY EXHAUSTED after all this hard work on collocations.

P.S. Frank will be ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE, of course

21 Nov 2010     



magneto
Greece

LOL, Dorothea!
Thumbs Up for the full-of-collocations post!

21 Nov 2010     



franknbea
United Kingdom

tough noogies
tough luck
highly suspect
foxy chick
foolish behaviour
 
 

21 Nov 2010     



Greek Professor
Greece

Greetings from sunny Athens,

Here goes....
 
economic transactions
marriage made in heaven
attracted to danger
scarce resources
pleasant surprise
military operation
all on our own
consume resources
 
Hope I īve been of some help...
 

21 Nov 2010     



anaisabel001
Spain

I īm an ardent admirer of you all!!
Have a nice day. Hug

21 Nov 2010     



elderberrywine
Germany

I īm utterly dependent on you to find some more!

21 Nov 2010     

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