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Collocations: Go, Save and Come

Average: 4.2 (18 votes)

In English we do homework not make homework and we make breakfast not do breakfast. These examples are collocations, groups of words that go together. Other examples of collocations are:

Save time

Go shopping

Come to a decision

Because there are no fixed rules with collocations it can take a lot of practice to become familiar with how they are used. There is often no reason why words collate, some words are just often put together. The problem with collocations is that the meaning cannot be guessed from looking at part of it. For example, we make a mistake, not do a mistake. There is no clear reason why we use make instead of do with mistake.

In each of these sentences decide which is the correct verb collocation, save, go or come.

  • 1 - You need to ___ some energy for the race tomorrow.

  • 2 - I don't want to ___ last in the race so I’m running every day, trying to build my stamina and speed.

  • 3 - If you don't want to ___ out of business then you will have to spend some money on marketing.

  • 4 - Don't ___ crazy, I’m just asking you a question!

  • 5 - ___ yourself some time and buy a dishwasher!

  • 6 - We have ___ to a decision and I’m happy to tell you, you got the job!

  • 7 - I can't ___ to terms with the death of my Grandmother.

  • 8 - I would love to ___ abroad one day.

  • 9 - Would you ___ me a seat please?

  • 10 - Just ___ online and see if you can find the answer there.


Just one mistake: No.4

Just one mistake: No.4

Thank you Chris for the lesson.


Interesting lesson .I got 8 out of 10 .
Thank you for the lesson .

interesting lesson .I got 7 out of 10

Rabindra singh




Nice lesson.. all correct.. thanx

Just 2 mistakes ! ='\\Thank

Just 2 mistakes ! ='\\
Thank u Chris for the lesson ! Smile

i'm very happy

really very useful exercise.


It was a useful lession.



i got all answers correct...

Perfect! Awesome exercise!

Perfect! Awesome exercise!

yup easy way to learn


yup easy way to learn


one mistake yaar.. No 7

gud gud just only 1 mistake..
Intresting Intresting ..!

All good

Surprisly all good

All good

Surprisly all good

"Don't go crazy" not "don't

"Don't go crazy" not "don't come crazy"!