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Common Collocations with Verbs in English

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Commonly Used Collocations with Verbs: Have, Do, Make, Take, Break, Catch, Pay, Save, Keep, Come, Go, Get.. with example sentences and ESL images.

Collocations with Verbs in English

Collocations with HAVE

Collocations with the verb Have with example sentences in English:

  • Have a baby

E.g: My grandmother had all her babies at home.

  • Have a backache

E.g: My father has a backache so he couldn’t sleep well.

  • Have a bad fall

E.g: My friend had a bad fall.

  • Have a bad temper

E.g: Maybe you’re a less than effective communicator or you have a bad temper.

  • Have a bath

E.g: I can’t remember the last time I had a bath.

  • Have a birthday

E.g: Children can have a birthday party inside a private capsule on the London Eye.

  • Have a bite

E.g: Can I have a bite of your hot dog?

  • Have a break

E.g: Let’s have a break when you finish this exercise.

  • Have a business trip

E.g: My dad has a business trip so we could not visit our grandmother together.

  • Have a busy day

E.g: I have a busy day.

Collocations with CATCH

  • Catch (on) fire

E.g: Keep those papers away from the candle, or else they’ll catch fire.

  • Catch a ball

E.g: His son could catch a ball coming toward his left or right.

  • Catch a bus/ a train

E.g: You’d really need to catch a bus.

  • Catch a chill

E.g: If you have a small hat available, put it on the baby so it doesn’t catch a chill.

  • Catch a cold

E.g: If you get caught in the rain, you might catch a cold.

  • Catch a glimpse

E.g: Justin’s fans caught a glimpse of him as he left the airport.

  • Catch a thief

E.g: The government set a thief to catch a thief.

  • Catch a whiff

E.g: I caught a whiff of her perfume as she walked by.

  • Catch sight of

E.g: After catching sight of her in the crowd, I went over and talked to her.

Collocations with GO

  • Go Abroad

E.g: I think we should go abroad on holiday this year.

  • Go Astray

E.g: John will go astray if he becomes friends with Bad Jack.

  • Go Bad

E.g: The milk will go bad if it is not kept in the fridge.

  • Go Bald

E.g: Many men go bald at an early age.

  • Go Bankrupt

E.g: The company is about to go bankrupt.

  • Go Blind

E.g: The old cat is starting to go blind.

  • Go Crazy

E.g: The old man is going to go crazy.

  • Go Deaf

E.g: Many old people go deaf.

  • Go Finishing

E.g: I would like to go fishing this weekend.

  • Go Insane (idiom)

E.g: If you don’t stop making that noise, I’m going to go (completely) insane!

Collocations with GET

  • Get a joke

E.g: Not everyone got the joke, but those who did laughed.

  • Get a letter (receive)

E.g: I got a letter from my friend in Nigeria.

  • Get a shock

E.g: I got a shock when I saw my phone bill.

  • Get a splitting headache

E.g: His lack of knowledge of health always makes him get a splitting headache.

  • Get a tan

E.g: I used to be much amused by sitting on the beach, getting a tan and hearing the waves crash against the rocks.

  • Get a ticket

E.g: I got a ticket for speeding this morning.

  • Get a/the right

E.g: They decided to divorce and Mary is determined to get the right to raise the child.

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Collocations with Verbs

Collocations with Verbs

Collocations with Verbs



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