COMMON MISTAKES IN COLLOCATION

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The most common mistakes in collocation

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COMMON MISTAKES IN COLLOCATION:

COMMON MISTAKES IN COLLOCATION By : misterhadi

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Definition : A collocation is a pair of group of words that are used together and sounds natural. Non English speakers sometimes make mistakes because they translate from their own language to English that sounds unnatural in English. The followings are the common mistakes …

make a mistake :

make a mistake Don’t say : Say : , not do a mistake I did a mistake in dictation. I made a mistake in dictation.

give a mark :

give a mark Don’t say : Say : , not put a mark The teacher put me a good mark. The teacher gave me a good mark.

take an hour :

take an hour Don’t say : Say : , not need an hour I’ll need an hour to do that. It’ll take an hour to do that.

pay attention :

pay attention Don’t say : Say : , not give attention We must give more attention to him. We must pay more attention to him.

have a party :

have a party Don’t say : Say : , not make a party We’re making a party tonight. We’re having a party tonight.

low price :

low price Don’t say : Say : , not cheap price He bought the car in cheaper price. He bought the car in lower price.

make comments :

make comments Don’t say : Say : , not give comments Would anyone give any comments? Would anyone make any comments?

make friends:

make friends Don’t say : Say : , not find friends Zacky is very good at finding friends. Zacky is very good at making friends.

do damage :

do damage Don’t say : Say : , not make damage The storm made some damage to our roof. The storm did some damage to our roof.

have a baby :

have a baby Don’t say : Say : , not get a baby We’ll get a baby this December. We’ll have a baby this December.

earn money :

earn money Don’t say : Say : , not achieve money You can achieve money by working for it. Y ou can earn money by working for it.

play a trick :

play a trick Don’t say : Say : , not make a trick He tried to make a trick like a magician. He tried to play a trick like a magician.

expect a baby :

expect a baby Don’t say : Say : , not wait for a baby Soraya is waiting for a baby. Soraya is expecting a baby .

take a course :

take a course Don’t say : Say : , not study a course I plan to study an English course. I plan to take an English course.

latest news :

latest news Don’t say : Say : , not last news We know the information from the last news. We know the information from the latest news.

have a great time, :

have a great time, Don’t say : Say : not spend a great time We spent a great time at the party. W e had a great time at the party.

tall building :

tall building Don’t say : Say : , not high building There are a lot of high buildings in this city. There are a lot of tall buildings in this city.

quick answer :

quick answer Don’t say : Say : , not fast answer We really need your fast answer. We really need your quick answer.

think hard :

think hard Don’t say : Say : , not consider hard We need to consider hard about this. We need to think hard about this.

what do you say, :

what do you say, Don’t say : Say : not how do you say How do you say this in English? What do you say this in English?

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