Vocabulary. More advanced collocations.
Choose the verb which collocates with the following nouns and noun phrases.
 

1. to an end
2. your knuckles
3. something in mind
4. down on (someone)
5. to nothing
6. up against a brick wall
7. (someone) a grudge/a grudge against (someone)
8. a nut
9. a resemblance (to someone / something)
10. a joke
11. under the strain
12. with (someone)
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Complete the following sentences with a collocation from the previous exercise. You may need to change the verb form.
 

1. Don't you think that I uncle George? I've got his nose, his chin and the same colour eyes.
2. I think it's worth that unless we bring in some new business, we'll have to sell the house next year to pay back the bank loan!
3. I can't stand it when dad sits in front of the TV . I really hate the noise, and it's worse when he's watching football because it makes him nervous.
4. Please don't interrupt. for a minute while I explain the situation.
5. Our contract is going to in December, and then we can do what we like.
6. His business is failing, his wife has left him and his dad died last month. I wouldn't be surprised if he .
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Vocabulary. More advanced collocations.
Choose the verb which collocates with the following nouns and noun phrases.
 

1. a deadline
 2. a tear
 3. light on (something)
 4. a net
 5. doubt on (something)
 6. your match
 7. a load
 8. with disaster
 9. a shadow
10. your mind back
11. (someone) halfway
12. blood
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Complete the following sentences with a collocation from the previous exercise. You may need to change the verb form.
 

1. Can you on the reason why sales have dropped by 35% since the beginning of the year? I have no explanation for it.
2. Listen to the neighbours arguing. I always thought that Sue was loud, but she's finally . Dave's screaming at her!
3. Let's to before the iPhone was released in 2007.
4. When Aunt Dalia died, her husband didn't even . I'm sure he didn't love her.
5. We can't carry on filming because the sun's too low. It's on your face and it looks terrible.
6. I'm sorry, I can't go out tonight. I have to on the report I'm writing. My boss wants it finished by Tuesday.
7. I really want this relationship to work Jamie and I'm prepared to work at it, but you have to compromise and .
8. Frank was driving home from the pub when he . He hit and killed a young girl on a scooter. She was only 18.
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