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Copy of Verb Collocations - Presentation

Level 3 - English

Anar Kungozhanova

on 18 June 2013

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Introduction to the topic
Verb Collocations
Collocation is a group of two or more words that often go together. This can be with
verbs and nouns; e.g. 'Take a bus - Do Business',
adjectives and nouns; e.g. 'critical thinking', or
adjectives and prepositions; e.g. 'interested in'.

We don't see in texts or anywhere "White and Black" It isn't logical so by simple association we always see "Black and White". In conclusion the form correct is Black and White.

Something similar it happens with verb collocations form.

"Verb Collocations" is a defined structure that we use in different daily activities, work activities, holiday, entertainment, sports, hobbies, etc.
e.g. Book a flight, rent a car, take a bus, watch a film, make money, do business, play tennis, etc.
Do me a favor Do a job
Do time Do a service
Do the homework Do exercise
Do body activities Do the shopping
Do the best Do the cleaning
An explanation
The two verbs 'do' and 'make' are often confused. The meanings are similar, but there are differences.

"do" = It refers to a physical or mental activity .

'Do' for Activities
Use the verb 'do' to express daily activities or jobs. Notice that these are usually activities that produce no physical object.

Important Expressions with 'Do'
There are a number of standard expressions that take the verb 'do'. These are standard collocations (verb + noun combinations) that are used in English. do good, do harm, do a favor, do business.
Make Explained
'Make' for Constructing, Building, Creating
Use 'make' to express an activity that creates something that you can touch.
Make one´s living (hacer la vida de uno).
Make good / bad (hacer bien / mal).
Make a cake / lemonade / poem / song / speech / report / letter / article / deal / plan / food/ a cup of tea / coffee.

There are a number of standard expressions that take the verb 'make'. In a number of cases the verb 'do' seems more appropriate. These are standard collocations (verb + noun combinations) that are used in English.

make plans make an exception make arrangements make a telephone cal make a mistake make noise make money make an excuse.
Important Expressions with 'Make'
sightseeing, fishing, cycling, to the beach, to the bank, skiing, out for dinner, on a cruise, on boat trips, shopping
Homework, the shopping, the housework, business, a favor, nothing, the washing up, the cooking, a job, one's best
Progress, money, a mistake, furniture, a noise, trouble, peace, a change, an example, friends, an investment, a list.
a bus, to our place, to your place, a taxi, home, frightened, the sack, permission, a surprise, the message, lost, ready, a job, nowhere, divorced.
a goal, a chance, the point, a flight, one's family, a lesson, one's home, an opportunity, an appointment, someone's help.
a car, a motorcycle, an apartment, etc.
a flight, a table, a hotel room, etc.
with you/us, at home, in a hotel, with friends, with family, etc.
breakfast, dinner, lunch, children, a shower, a drink, a holiday, a relationship, etc.
English, languages, law, engineering, etc.
TV, videos, films, etc.
a letter, a book, an e-mail, songs, poems, etc.
football, baseball, cards, chess, basketball, tennis, etc.
Other Verbs
Pay, take, give, say, tell, talk, speak, discuss, break, catch, keep, save, find, come, feel, etc.
Be Continued...
First Activity
Second Activity
Third Activity
Thank You Very Much
Level 3 - English
Carlos Fernando Betancourt Londoño
Verb Collocations
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