Verb Collocations, Go, Take, Get, Come

Verb Collocations, Go, Take, Get, Come

Verb Collocations, Go, Take, Get, Come! When learning a new language, one of the most important things to learn are the different ways words can be combined to create new meanings. In English, there are many combinations of verbs which go together perfectly – collocations. Today we’re going to look at five common verb collocations: go, take, get, come. Let’s get started!

Verb Collocation Take

Take is basically the equivalent of “eat” when it comes to food. It can be used as a verb or a noun. As a verb, it means to consume or ingest. As a noun, it refers to the act of consuming or ingesting something. Here are some examples:

  • I need to take my medication.
  • He took a bite of the pizza.

Here are some more collocations with take:

  • Take time
  • Take notes
  • Take medicine
  • Take it apart
  • Take care
  • Take an exam
  • Take advice
  • Take a vacation
  • Take a taxi
  • Take a shower
  • Take a seat
  • Take a risk
  • Take a Picture
  • Take a part
  • Take a decision
  • Take a chance
  • Take a bite
  • Take a survey

Verb Collocation Come

Come collocations can be used to describe different types of motion, such as:

– come along: to move forward with someone or something

– come around/round: to visit someone

– come away: to leave with someone or something

– come back: to return

– come by: to obtain something unintentionally or without trying

Below are some more collocations with come:

  • Come to terms with
  • Come to an agreement
  • Come to a standstill
  • Come to a decision
  • Come second
  • Come right back
  • Come prepared
  • Come on time
  • Come late
  • Come last
  • Come first
  • Come early
  • Come complete with
  • Come close
  • Come to an end

Verb Collocation Get

Get collocations can describe different states or situations, such as:

get away: to leave

– get back: to return

– get down: to lower oneself

– get in: to enter

– get off: to leave

– get on/upon: to mount or board something

– get out: to exit

Below are some more collocations with get:

  • Get upset
  • Get the message
  • Get started
  • Get shock
  • Get ready
  • Get pregnant
  • Get permission
  • Get nowhere
  • Get married
  • Get home
  • Get frightened
  • Get drunk
  • Get divorced
  • Get angry
  • Get a job
  • Get lost
  • Get wet

Verb Collocation Go

Go collocations can describe different types of motion, such as:

– go along: to accompany someone

– go around/round: to visit many places

– go away: to leave

Below are some more collocations with go:

  • Go abroad
  • Go mad
  • Go dark
  • Go sailing
  • Go astray
  • Go missing
  • Go quiet
  • Go overseas
  • Go out of business
  • Go online
  • Go on foot
  • Go fishing
  • Go deaf
  • Go crazy
  • Go blind
  • Go bankrupt
  • Go bald
  • Go bad