Understanding collocations – beyond the basics

Collocations are absolutely essential for accurate language use in English. Michael McCarthy and Felicity O'Dell, authors of the 'English Collocations in Use' series, define collocations as 'a combination of two or more words which frequently occur together.' Some of the examples he gives are 'blond hair' (not 'yellow hair'), 'flatly contradict', 'a lick of paint' etc., which are respectively examples of adjective + noun, adverb + verb, and 'noun + noun' collocations.

In this course, we'll look at different types of collocation, how to study them, and will also do some practice to help you notice them more and more.

If you're an English teacher, an advanced user of the language, or if you're preparing for an international exam such as Cambridge C1 or C2, this course is certainly for you!

For more information, write to me at higor@higorcavalcanteelt.com, or via WhatsApp: +55 11 94505-1811.

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