your example, Maria, of students gave their feedback on certain
arguments, the verb which best collocates with arguments
here is raised, so the sentence would read:
students gave their feedback on the arguments raised by
(or co-location if you like) refers to the way in which some words
regularly occur together. We do not usually treat arguments.
We normally would not say that. Instead, we raise arguments or
if we are talking about wounds or injuries, these
are the things we treat. We might also treat a topic or
subject if we are writing an essay as an alternative to dealing
injuries were serious and could only properly be treated
do you propose to treat this topic when you are writing
language learning, it's very important to develop an understanding
of words that regularly occur together. Test your knowledge of these
noun-verb collocations in the text below. One of the alternatives
listed is the best fit or the normal collocation.
Choose that one.
female crocodile usually assembles/builds/manufactures/erects
her nest on the banks of a river. She normally lays/releases/drops/spawns
about fifty eggs.
She then closes/shuts down/seals/binds the nest for protection
against predators. Provided the nests are not molested/assaulted/bothered/disturbed,
the baby crocodiles proceed/hatch/appear/arise from the
eggs after about twelve weeks.
scroll down the page to check your selections
Crocodiles, birds and insects all build their nests.
They lay their eggs.
And crocodiles seal their nests for protection against predators.
If they are unlucky, their nests might be disturbed by predators.
But if they are lucky, the baby crocodiles will hatch from the
eggs after twelve weeks.