Collocation

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  • Q1

    Complete the sentences using suitable collocations.

    (i) You must look after yourself. Just look at you! Only ___ and ___. (very thin)

    (ii) You can't ignore your sister in such a difficult time. After all, she is your ___ and ___! (close relation)

    (iii) ___ and ___, welcome to the show. (Women and men)

    (iv) Peter had a great sense of humour. He was the ___ and ___ of the party. (He enlivened the party)

    (v) You don't need to install the software that accompanies this removable disk. It's a ___ and ___. (It works as soon as it's connected to the computer)

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) You must look after yourself. Just look at you! Only skin and bone.

    (ii) You can't ignore your sister in such a difficult time. After all, she is your flesh and blood!

    (iii) Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the show.

    (iv) Peter had a great sense of humour. He was the life and soul of the party.

    (v) You don't need to install the software that accompanies this removable disk. It's a plug and play.

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  • Q2

    Underline the collocations in the following sentences.

    (i) The boss thinks that his employees have above average intelligence.

    (ii) Jeremy finds it hard to accept a defeat.

    (iii) The student achieved his goal by passing the exams with excellent marks.

    (iv) I’ve been working late nights and so I feel tired.

    (v) The military restored the law and order in the city.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) The boss thinks that his employees have above average intelligence.

    (ii) Jeremy finds it hard to accept a defeat.

    (iii) The student achieved his goal by passing the exams with excellent marks.

    (iv) I’ve been working late nights and so I feel tired.

    (v) The military restored the law and order in the city.

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  • Q3

    Make sentences using the following collocations.

    (i) round of applause

    (ii) run out of money

    (iii) take a bath

    (iv) take a break

    (v) pay a fine

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) Let’s give a round of applause to Mr. Jacobs.

    (ii) She has run out of money after shopping.

    (iii) I want to take a bath now.

    (iv) Please go and take a break.

    (v) He has to pay a fine to the traffic police.

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  • Q4

    Underline the collocations in the following sentences.

    (i) The boss thinks that his employees have above average intelligence.

    (ii) Jeremy finds it hard to accept a defeat.

    (iii) The student achieved his goal by passing the exams with excellent marks.

    (iv) I’ve been working late nights and so I feel tired.

    (v) The military restored the law and order in the city.

    (vi) The government laid the groundwork for equal work opportunities.

    (vii) When the thief stole my bag, I called the police.

    (viii) If you wash your hair at night, you will catch a cold.

    (ix) He had fallen into the valley, but he remained safe and sound.

    (x) Driving safely on roads saves many lives.

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    (i) The boss thinks that his employees have above average intelligence.

    (ii) Jeremy finds it hard to accept a defeat.

    (iii) The student achieved his goal by passing the exams with excellent marks.

    (iv) I’ve been working late nights and so I feel tired.

    (v) The military restored the law and order in the city.

    (vi) The government laid the groundwork for equal work opportunities.

    (vii) When the thief stole my bag, I called the police.

    (viii) If you wash your hair at night, you will catch a cold.

    (ix) He had fallen into the valley, but he remained safe and sound.

    (x) Driving safely on roads saves many lives.

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  • Q5

    Complete the sentences using suitable collocations.

    (i) You must look after yourself. Just look at you! Only ___ and ___. (very thin)

    (ii) You can't ignore your sister in such a difficult time. After all, she is your ___ and ___! (close relation)

    (iii) ___ and ___, welcome to the show. (Women and men)

    (iv) Peter had a great sense of humour. He was the ___ and ___ of the party. (He enlivened the party)

    (v) You don't need to install the software that accompanies this removable disk. It's a ___ and ___. (It works as soon as it's connected to the computer)

    (vi) The manager had to weigh the ___ and ___ of the proposal. (advantages and disadvantages)

    (vii) After the wedding ceremony, the priest announced Robert and Julia as___ and ___. (a married couple)

    (viii) We're leaving for Chicago tomorrow. We'll be up ___ and ___ before the traffic builds up. (We'll be up very early)

    (ix) Lisa was fed up with the ____ and_____stories of John. (lies)

    (x) I am pretty sure that he will break the plates if you ask him to carry them. He's all ___ and ___. (clumsy)

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    (i) You must look after yourself. Just look at you! Only skin and bone.

    (ii) You can't ignore your sister in such a difficult time. After all, she is your flesh and blood!

    (iii)Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the show.

    (iv) Peter had a great sense of humour. He was the life and soul of the party.

    (v) You don't need to install the software that accompanies this removable disk. It's a plug and play.

    (vi) The manager had to weigh the pros and cons of the proposal.

    (vii) After the wedding ceremony, the priest announced Robert and Julia as man and wife.

    (viii) We're leaving for Chicago tomorrow. We'll be up bright and early before the traffic builds up.

    (ix) Lisa was fed up with the cock and bull stories of John.

    (x) I am pretty sure that he will break the plates if you ask him to carry them. He's all finger and thumbs.

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