Upper-intermediate vocabulary exercise: collocations ex. 2

English vocabulary practice exercise, upper-intermediate level.

In this exercise you will practise collocations.

What is a collocation?

A collocation is when two or more words naturally go together and sound correct together.

Nice weather is an example of a collocation. We don't say pretty weather.

Exercise instructions

Choose the best answer to fill the gap in each of the following.

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1 Comment

  1. Iurii - May 8, 2018, 7:02 am Reply

    Hello, team!
    Could you possibly help me with correct prepositions after “make a claim”?
    In your exercise (sentence #2) I can see the phrase “I made a claim on my insurance”.
    I’ve tried to sort out the use of different prepositions after “make a claim” and have met rather confusing definitions and examples.
    One very respectable onine dictionary (Oxford – http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com) gives a lot of examples of the use of “make a claim” (https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/claim_2#claim_2__210).

    But among them I’ve found three very similar examples, but with different preposition after “a claim”:
    1. “They had no claim on the land.”
    in the “Extra examples” on the same page:
    2. “He has a good claim to the land.”
    3. “The court ruled that they had no claim on the land.”

    As you can see the preposition “on” is used before the “land” in the sentences 1 and 3, while “to” ios used in the sentences 2.
    Why? Do they have different mainings? How can I distinguish when to use “on”,”to” and “for”.
    Thank you.

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