A collocation is when two or more words link together and form an expression.

Perhaps the biggest problem with collocation is that there no rules and reasons why. However, using collocation appropriately is one of the strongest signals of fluency so it is well worth studying.

If you click here you will be taken to a dictionary which gives you words that collocate with any word you choose.

This page has a selection of collocation exercises. Do not try and work through them all at once.

exercise type contents link
abc general
abc speak and talk
abc say and tell
abc expect, wait, look forward, hope
abc end, finish
abc close, shut
abc care,matter,mind
abc begin,start
abc arrive,get,reach
abc allow,let,make,force
abc achieve,cope,manage
abc business collocations click here