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Register, Idioms and Collocations. By R J Phillips. Register The degree of formality or technical language in a text. Suffering from chronic fatigue FORMAL Exhausted Very tired Shattered Knackered Shagged out INFORMAL.

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register the degree of formality or technical language in a text
RegisterThe degree of formality or technical language in a text
  • Suffering from chronic fatigue FORMAL
  • Exhausted
  • Very tired
  • Shattered
  • Knackered
  • Shagged out INFORMAL
idioms
Idioms
  • This is one of the most difficult aspects of a language for foreign learners to grasp. They are phrases that can only be understood in context, as the individual words that make up the expression don’t make sense:
  • For the chop
  • Put a sock in it
  • Up the creek
  • Wind your neck in
collocations
Collocations
  • Groups (commonly pairs) of words that are regularly found used together are known as collocations
  • Some words have a limited range of collocations eg spick is rarely used apart from with the word span
  • Other words have no collocational restrictions eg the, after, of
  • Some words have a large, but still restricted, range of collocations eg long. Its collocations include many expressions of time eg long day, long week and physical distance eg long road, long journey
tasks
Tasks
  • How many collocations can you think of for the word line?
  • How many collocations can you think of for the word ball?