Collocations refer to words that usually go together. For example, basic collocations are make and do:
We say, I made a mistake, not I do a mistake.
We say, I do my homework, not I make my homework.
Today we are focusing on collocations commonly used in Business English. Students on our Business English courses love to learn the phrases and vocabulary they need for an English-speaking Business environment. Here are some of the things they pick up.
After graduating university, I tried hard to get a job. Here the collocation is get a job. It means find a job.
If you said, "After graduating university, I tried hard to take a job", a native English speaker would not understand. In this situation we can not use take to mean find.
Try these Business English sentences and choose the correct verb: