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Autor:  Aman
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  06/MAR/2006 12:04 AM
Assunto:  Re: Why is this sentence correct?
 
Mensagem: 

"Why do we say 'make the bed' and not 'do the bed'? Why is it correct to
say 'waste time' but not 'lose time'? There certainly aren't any rules
to help decide which words go together. It's simply the case that
English people use these set expressions and anything else sounds unnatural.
You will be tested on your ability to identify collocations in the
English in Use paper, so how can you help yourself learn these tricky
vocabulary items? In many cases you will know the meaning of the individual words: the challenge is to remember the ones that go together. Probably the most
useful thing you can do is to read as much as possible and keep records of
idiomatic phrases that you come across."

 

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Why is this sentence correct?  –  Beto  20/NOV/2003, 2:37 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  David  20/NOV/2003, 2:59 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  pat  20/NOV/2003, 8:34 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  Cibelle  20/NOV/2003, 9:36 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  José Roberto  20/NOV/2003, 11:29 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  carmen  21/NOV/2003, 11:35 AM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  André Oliveira  20/NOV/2003, 3:20 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  sandra tiriba  20/NOV/2003, 4:57 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  André Oliveira  20/NOV/2003, 5:36 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  Adam  20/NOV/2003, 5:33 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  Beto  20/NOV/2003, 6:38 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  sandra tiriba  21/NOV/2003, 10:59 AM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  Tom  22/NOV/2003, 11:15 PM
Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  helcio  20/NOV/2003, 10:27 PM
 Re: Why is this sentence correct?  –  Aman  06/MAR/2006, 12:04 AM

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