Agreement Collocation Oxford

Entries in the MCD are structured according to grammatical relationships, whose keyword is. Thus, if the keyword is a noun (N), the typical relationships are v + N (verbs that have the noun as an object) and adj + N (adj + N) are typical relationships that often change the subject. As you can see, the columns of Word sketches correspond to these relationships: The first column (v + N) lists the most common verbal codes of printing (giving, doing, creating and transmitting words), while the third column lists adjectives. Note that some of these colloquia already have a check mark next to them: this is because the entry in MED lists them in its collocation field. Colloquia are semi-pre-constructed phrases that allow language users to express their ideas with maximum clarity and cost-effectiveness. Not only that, but there is a strong correlation between frequency in a corpus and typicity, which means that the use of frequent collocations contributes to the naturalness of a text…

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