Collocations, 4

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one. Use one of the words in the box on the left plus a preposition. (Most of the prepositions will be used more than once) There is an example at the beginning (0).


air     order     average   purpose     debt    random
first      sight      short     good      stock     heart                      the moment     myself      the house     once      work

by     in     at     on     for     out of

0 We flew to Paris.
We went to Paris by air

1 Come here immediately!
Come here_________________________________!

2 My name’s Patrick, but most people call me Pat.
My name’s Patrick. Pat ________________________

3 Most people in this country work forty hours a week.
________________________people in this country    work forty hours a week.

4 He left Russia in 1992 and will never go back there.
He left Russia __________________________in 1992

5 We’ll have to use the stairs. The lift’s not working.
We’ll have to use the stairs. The lift’s ______________

6 Mr Blake comes back from his holiday next week.
Mr Blake is on holiday___________________________

7 He owes the bank £5,000.
He is £5,000_______________________________

8 I memorized the poem.
I learnt the poem__________________________

9 It was no accident. He did it deliberately.
It was no accident. He did it _____________________

10 He hasn’t had a job for over two years.
He’s been _____________________for over two years

11 I fell in love with her the moment I saw her.
It was love_______________________________

12 No one helped me with the homework.
I did the homework__________________________

13 The goods you want won’t come in until next week.
The goods you want are _____________at the moment.

14 ‘You don’t have to pay for the drinks -they’re free tonight’, said the hotel manager.
‘The drinks are ________tonight’, said the hotel manager

15 When you play bingo, the numbers are not called out in any particular order.
When you play bingo, the numbers are called out ________

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