Common Collocations List in English

100 Common Collocations List in English

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If you’re an ESL student, then you know how difficult it can be to learn all the different collocations in English. There are just so many of them! However, don’t despair. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 100+ common collocations that you can use in your everyday conversations. Study them hard and before you know it, using correct collocations will become second nature to you!

Common Collocations List

Do Collocations

  • Do nothing
  • Do harm
  • Do something wrong
  • Do something right
  • Do your best
  • Do some work
  • Do your hair
  • Do someone a favour
  • Do the dishes

Break Collocations

  • Break the law
  • Break the rules
  • Break a neck
  • Break a leg
  • Break a record
  • Break free
  • Break the ice
  • Break a glass
  • Break a promise

Have Collocations

  • Have a haircut
  • Have a relationship
  • Have a dream
  • Have a feeling
  • Have fun
  • Have sympathy
  • Have a good time
  • Have a look at something
  • Have a rest
  • Have lunch
  • Have a bath

Come Collocations

  • Come close
  • Come to an agreement
  • Come late
  • Come into view
  • Come in last
  • Come early
  • Come second
  • Come in first
  • Come on time

Save Collocations

  • Save electricity
  • Save someone a seat
  • Save money
  • Save one’s strength
  • Save someone’s life
  • Save something to a disk
  • Save energy
  • Save space
  • Save time

Make Collocations

  • Make a noise
  • Make breakfast
  • Make furniture
  • Make progress
  • Make the bed
  • Make a point
  • Make sense
  • Make trouble
  • Make a mess
  • Make a profit
  • Make a promise

Get Collocations

  • Get a life
  • Get permission
  • Get started
  • Get lost
  • Get divorced
  • Get home
  • Get a job
  • Get the picture
  • Get fired

Pay Collocations

  • Pay by credit card
  • Pay wages
  • Pay a visit
  • Pay someone a visit
  • Pay interest
  • Pay a fine
  • Pay attention
  • Pay the price
  • Pay a compliment

Catch Collocations

  • Catch a chill
  • Catch one’s breath
  • Catch someone’s eye
  • Catch the flu
  • Catch a thief
  • Catch a glimpse
  • Catch a cold
  • Catch some rays
  • Catch a ball

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