Collocations about TIME and Example Sentences

Collocations about TIME and Example Sentences

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Collocations are used to express two or more words that are frequently used together in a single sentence or paragraph. It is often that when you substitute one of these words in a collocation with a comparable one, the resulting expression will sound weird, even though its meaning is technically the same. For example “do a favor” essentially means the same as “make a favor” but the second one sounds off.

Collocations can be used to express actions, emotions, and thoughts. Their use in casual conversation is both formal and informal; other varieties of English, such as business and professional English, have their own set of colloquial expressions.

Collocations enable us to talk more fluently and practically. If you learn to utilize the words in conjunction with the words that they are used with, rather than learning the words one at a time, is advantageous. In the same way that employing idioms in a phrase has an influence on the listener, learning collections and appropriately using them has the same effect. It enables you to have a diverse and intelligible vocabulary as well as the ability to express one’s self in a variety of ways.

pass the timeAt home, she passes time playing game.
leisure timeWhat do you do in your leisure time?
spare timeIn his spare time, he play tennis.
precious timeDoctors say tuberculosis has moved too slowly and lost precious time.
set timeset time aside for someone
kill timeWe played game to kill time.
spend timeAlex spends a lot of time with his wife.
waste timeI’m sorry, but I think it’s a waste of time.
make time formake time for playing football because I love it.
save timeMy son save time and he should study hard.
free timeWe have a lot of free time for this work.
have a hard timeHe had a hard time with her car.
have timeWe have a lot of time for holiday.
take your timeTake your time” Mary told me.
on timeI got there on time.
in timeWe arrived just in time for our train to Brussels.