Tag: collocations

Jul
08
2014

ongoing

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an go ihng

adjective
definition:  existing continuously from some time in the past into the present.
example:  The killer has not been found, and the investigation is still ongoing.
example:  Scientists are studying the ongoing changes in the volcano.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the adjective ongoing

ongoing + NOUN:    ~ research, ~ study, ~ project, ~ investigation, ~ search, ~ inquiry, ~ experiment, ~ discussion, ~ commitment, ~ collaboration, ~ challenge, ~ basis, ~  involvement, ~ support, ~ struggle, ~ conflict, ~ tension, ~ controversy, ~ turmoil, ~ violence

 

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Jul
07
2014

recommend

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re k@ mend

transitive verb
definition 1:  to put forward as being worthy of regard or confidence; give endorsement of.
example:  I highly recommend her for the job.
example:  Can you recommend a good hotel in the area?
example:  The librarian recommended some excellent books to us.

definition 2:  to put forward as advisable.
example:  The pharmacist recommended that the medication be taken before bed.
example:  I recommend that you not make a decision until you’ve considered the matter seriously.
example:  The doctor recommended that I see a specialist.
example:  The teacher recommended getting some private tutoring for the child.
example:  The mechanic recommended having the oil changed more frequently.
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Jul
01
2014

consult

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k@n suhlt

transitive verb
definition 1: to look to for advice or information.
example:  He consulted his lawyer concerning his legal rights in the matter.

definition 2:  to refer to; check.
example:  Let’s consult the dictionary for the correct spelling.

definition 3:  to take into account; consider.
example:  I’ll have to consult my finances before deciding to buy.

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Jun
30
2014

legitimate

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lih jI t@ miht

adjective
definition 1:  in accordance with the law or rules (used especially when the breaking of laws or rules is suspected).
example:  Upon investigation, it was found that these were legitimate business dealings.
example:  He was shown to be the legitimate heir to the throne.

definition 2:  valid, justified, or deserved.
example:  She had to admit that it was a legitimate criticism.
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Jun
25
2014

socioeconomic

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so si o i k@ na mihk

adjective
definition:  of, relating to, or characterizing the social and economic aspects of something.
example:  My grandparents came from very different socioeconomic backgrounds, my grandfather coming from a poor, Jewish family from Poland and my grandmother from a wealthy, Irish-Catholic family.
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