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Often, collocations rather than individual words suggest a particular register. For example, phrases using pretty meaning fairly sound informal when used with negative adjectives (pretty awful, pretty dreadful, pretty dull), and are typical of spoken English. A-Spoken English Here are some more collocations which are almost exclusively found in spoken English.

B-Formal English Some collocations are typical of formal English and are most likely to be found in an official, often legal, context, such as in notices.

C-Newspaper English Some collocations – particularly ones that use short, dramatic words – are found mainly in newspapers. In most cases they would not normally be used in everyday conversation.

D-Business English Some collocations are characteristic of business English. to submit a tender [present a document off ering to do a job and stating the price] to raise capital [get money to put into a business] to go into partnership with someone [agree to start or run a business with someone] to start up a business -English Collocations in Use Intermediate

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