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Common Collocations Quiz

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Common collocations Quiz – nouns which naturally follow verbs

 

1. 3 of the following nouns follow the verb ‘catch’ very naturally. Which verb and noun combination does NOT go together?

a) catch a fish

b) catch a bus

c) catch a cold

d) catch a new word in English

 

2. “Excuse me, would you mind __________ a photo of me and my girlfriend?”

a) making

b) taking

c) catching

d) doing

 

3. 3 of the following nouns follow the verb ‘have’ very naturally. Which verb and noun combination does NOT go together?

a) have a meeting

b) have a baby

c) have a cup of coffee

d) have business with someone

 

4. “Could you _________ me a favor? Would you mind answering the phone for a minute – I need to pop out to the post office.”

a) do

b) make

c) take

d) all of the above answers

 

5. Which of the following verbs do NOT fit into this sentence: “The Health Authority has _____________ its decision and will now allow the fertility treatment to go ahead.”

a) altered

b) changed

c) moved

d) reversed

 

6. 3 of the following nouns follow the verb ‘make’ very naturally. Which verb and noun combination does NOT go together?

a) make your bed in the morning

b) make progress

c) make a noise

d) make the weekly shopping

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