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The Academic Word List Sublist 2, Group 8

normal . obtain . participate . perceive . positive

Collocations
Collocations are words that often go together.

NORMAL

look ~
fairly ~
pretty ~

regard something as ~

return to ~

under ~ circumstances

OBTAIN

attempt to ~
fail to ~
be difficult to ~
impossible to ~

PARTICIPATE

actively ~

have the opportunity to ~
be encouraged to ~
be invited to ~

refuse to ~

PERCEIVE

clearly ~
correctly ~
immediately ~

be unable to ~

commonly ~ -d
widely ~ -d

a failure to ~

POSITIVE

be ~
sound ~

absolutely ~
extremely ~

~ about

test ~
prove ~

 

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