Collocations with COME and Example Sentences

Collocations with COME 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.

Come to life

If something such as a machine comes to life, it begins to work

Come early

I always come early for lessons.

Come up with

Alex came up with the idea of dividing the rooms in half.

Come prepared

There is a exam next week, come prepared.


Come close

The theater was so boring that I came close to walking out of it.

Come first

For me my son always comes first.

Come last

Mark comes last in every exam.

Come on time

The match starts at 10 am. Please come on time.