• Irena Kolbuszewska

Useful Tool for Learning Collocations

Updated: Dec 11, 2021

If you had a chance to read my most recent post about my Italian learning experience, you probably noticed that I emphasized two important points: the amount of exposure you have while learning a language and a good dictionary (and the fact, that the dictionary I used contained sentences, expressions, phrases, collocations used in official documents, not just a list of words). The latter one is necessary, but it's not enough. In general, you need high quality, practical resources to help you on your learning journey.

English (and other languages too) is about collocations – words that go together, are naturally used together. When you learn vocabulary, think of a collocation or an expression as one vocabulary item. You will see it comes in very handy (it’s very practical, useful). If you need to check what adjectives, adverbs, nouns and verbs you can use with another verb or noun, or check what preposition should accompany a particular verb, I recommend you to have a look at Online English Collocation Dictionary (inspirassion.com).

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