These word combinations are often, adjective + noun, verb + noun. Each of these collocation sheets provide collocations for commonly used word.
Adjectives + “Money”
- pocket/ spending money
My dad gave me a little extra pocket money.
- stolen/ dirty money
We don’t want your dirty money!
- easy money
People were tempted into the trade by the thought of easy money.
- big money
Carter won big money in Vegas last year.
- counterfeit/ fake money
He was arrested for using fake money.
- hard-earned money
He spent all his hard-earned money.
- hush/ protection money
I knew he was doing illegal business, so he offered me hush money.
- bonus/ extra money
If you complete the project before next week, there’ll be some bonus money.
- government/ public money
It’s not right to waste public money on projects that benefit those who are already wealthy.
- gas/ lunch/ petrol/ rent money
Could you lend me some lunch money today?
- prize/ grant/ scholarship money
They won a lot of grant money for their research into DNA.
- pension/ retirement money
We plan to move to Los Angeles with our retirement money.
Verbs + “Money”
- coin/ print money
The government printed a lot of money in 2001.
- count money
Always count your money.
- earn money
I don’t earn much money, but I love my job.
- borrow money
He borrowed money from the bank.
- lend money
He refused to lend me the money.
- bank/ deposit/ put in money
I deposited a large amount of money last Friday.
- draw out/ get out/ take out/ withdraw money
I’d like to withdraw £500 from my current account.
- pay out/ shell out/ spend
Altogether he had paid out almost £5000 for the improvements.
- give/ donate money
They donated more than $200,000 to charity last year.
- repay money
I’ll repay you the money you lent me next week.
- owe money
I owe my brother $50.
- save money
I try to save some money every month.
- accept money
I’m afraid I can’t accept your money.
- change money
Can you change a £20 note?
- steal money
Boys broke into a shop and stole £45 in cash.
- launder money
He was jailed for laundering drug money.
- collect money
I’m collecting money for Children in Need.
- invest money
The city has invested millions of dollars in the museum.