Improve your vocabulary with these collocations

Improve your vocabulary with these collocations

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Context

Steve came to the house soon after the office lunch when his wife Emma told about the school reunion party the coming day. Emma was so pumped up (Click here!) for the celebration that she decided she would go with all new clothes and accessories. In hurry she gulped down the food leaving the leftovers in the fridge, took her credit card and they both left for the shopping.

Steve recently reaped the benefits of his hard work as a bonus of $2000 from the company, but it seemed all in vain (Click here!) as Emma was on a shopping spree. Steve, being a gentleman, though didn’t stop her from buying dresses but when Emma paid $5000 which was the asking price of the bangle drived him up the wall (Click here!) and he could not stay there anymore. He moved to the counter and asked the final price and checked out from the mall disappointed. Emma too, confused with what possibly could she have done, went back to her house.

Meanings
  • Gulped down – It means to eat food in a hurry like you have been hungry from ages (in a bad way).
  • Leftovers – The remaining food which can be eaten later.
  • Reaped the benefits – To gain benefits of something.
  • Shopping spree – To shop excessively, or buy a lot of things in an extravagant way.
  • Asking price – The price told by the shopkeeper that you can negotiate if you want.
Examples
  • It was just five minutes for the bus to arrive so he gulped down and ran out to the station.
  • I really wish people didn’t throw the leftovers and rather gave it to the needy ones.
  • He is reaping the benefits of his hard work as the CEO of the company.
  • People often go on a shopping spree during the wedding season.
  • I didn’t buy those hair clays as the asking price was really high to pay and the shopkeeper didn’t seem to negotiate.

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My wife spends so much of my salary on shopping and all.
My wife spends an awful lot of my salary on shopping and all.

Collocation: awful lot

Meaning: more than expected, usual, normal, etc.

Examples:
 The company is expecting an awful lot of sale this year.
 We are getting an awful lot of positive response since we started posting frequently.

I am so much certainly of what he is saying is truth.
He is almost certainly saying truth.

Collocation: almost certainly.

Meaning: almost definitely.

Examples:
 The company’s downfall is almost certainly the result of their wrong investments.
 He will almost certainly suffer in the long run for the habits he has developed now.

 Robin is so much ill for a month from typhoid.
 Robin is seriously ill for a month from typhoid.

Collocation: seriously ill.

Meaning: very sick.

Examples:
 John’s grandpa was seriously ill for about a year from liver disease before he left the world (Click here!).
 Aryan took a break from his office as he was seriously ill from a month.

He got back to home totally safe without any sort of problem.
He got back home safe and sound.

Collocation: safe and sound.

Meaning: not harmed, hurt or damaged in any way

Examples:
 The soldiers got back to their home safe and sound after days of battle with the enemies.
 Though going for such a long trip was risky, we got home safe and sound.

Please don’t move from here till the time I come back.
Please stay put till I am back.

Collocation: Stay put.

Meaning: To remain in the same place.

Examples:
 The officers told the family to stay put till they investigate the whole place.
 Make sure you stay put till I bring some popcorn for us.

The sentences in red are the ones which are often used by non-natives, while on the other hand the sentences in green are the sentences how a native would say the same sentence which is more correct and natural.

The sentences in red might be correct in some cases but the main motive is to make these collocations as a part of your active vocabulary and sound more natural.

So learn these collocations by heart using examples as context and try using it in your own spoken English.

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