Answers to Collocation 16 of 16 [Final in this Collocation Series]

By | March 22, 2019

Here is the last post of this current collocation series: Answers to Collocation 16 of 16.

Remember, the first sentence has the wrong collocation; the second sentence has the correct one.

1.

Nuclear power stations can produce the daily usage of power.

Nuclear power stations can meet/supply the daily usage of power..

2.

The Fukashima incident is just a single issue of the mistaken use of nuclear power.

The Fukashima incident is just an isolated example of the mistaken use of nuclear power.

3.

Guns have caused many disasters in America.

Guns have caused many tragedies in America.

4.

People live in a quick society.

People live in a fast-paced//rapidly changing society.

5.

The army forces men to do tasks over their limitations.

The army forces men to do tasks beyond their capabilities.

6.

People can always report to the police office.

People can always report to the police station.

Perhaps the student was thinking about ‘police officer’, which is the name for the person who wears the uniform.

7.

In the modern day, computers are dominant.

In the modern era, computers are dominant.

It is the addition of ‘the’ which makes ‘era’ necessary. Other ways to write this are …

In this modern age, computers are dominant.

In modern times, computers are dominant.

Nowadays, computers are dominant.

8.

Bullied students are also subject to verbal violence.

Bullied students are also subject to verbal abuse.

‘Violence’ collocates well with ‘physical’. A good phrase here would be:

Physical violence and verbal abuse.

Well, that is the end of the collocation series. Remember, there are many other ‘collocation series’ if you go back into past Pixnet posts – in fact, this pixnet blog has a wealth of material to help you get that better IELTS mark. 

As always, it requires you to WORK AT IT. Get cracking, move on, go forward, move ahead, and start learning. It’s all on this pixnet, and I have spend endless hours making it just for you. Use it!

In the next series of posts, I’ll look at …. hmmmm …. CONCISIONS. It’s always a BIG problem, and one reason you don’t get a good IELTS writing score. But I’ll talk about that in the next post. Get ready for it.

By the way, you can learn more about me at   www.aisielts.com .

Author: Andrew

Andrew Guilfoyle Cambridge CELTA, Cambridge DELTA, Cambridge CELTA teacher-trainer, M.Ed