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Now, back to keeping a vocabulary notebook. I hope you have bought your new vocab book.
The next section to create in your notebook is collocations. Collocations refer to words that go together.
An example of a verb + noun collocation is:
Can you keep an eye on my bag while I buy something?
Now, try to complete the blanks below:
If you _______ a mistake, just erase it off.
You should _______ a chance and _____ for his help.
He ______ his temper easily when he is tired.
He should ____ more attention to his children at home.
Next, how many collocations can you list for the following verbs:
make, have, take
make an application
have an argument
You can add to the list by searching online. This list of collocations are important when answering the cloze test in the exam as well as when writing your essays.