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Mar 10, 2020

Understanding collocations can be a little complicated at times. They are always used in context and the meaning is not always easy to guess or understand. With that in mind, today I have put together a list of 10 collocations that you can start using right NOW in business.

Firstly, just to recap, a collocation is a series of words that go together naturally to form meaning in English and many other languages. They are a type of fixed expression. We have strong and weak collocations. An example of a strong collocation is “take a photo”, while an example of weaker collocation is “take/have a break”. Only “take” works with a photo, while “take” and “have” both work with “break”.

Secondly, you will notice from the example sentences that they are all relevant to current day business and they can be easily applied to your day to day business scenarios.

If you want to impress your colleagues and sound even more native in your next business interaction, then you will want to grab a couple of today’s collocations from the list and throw them into your English vocabulary tomorrow!

Let’s dive in and take a look at ten useful collocations for business.