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2011/12/18

Learn natural English with daily Collocations

Collocations are best defined by Christopher Manning & Hinrich Schütze:
A COLLOCATION is an expression consisting of two or more words that correspond to some conventional way of saying things. Or in the words. (Read the full text here paper)
Collocations of words make the language sound "native" and other combinations may cause it to sound unnatural. The new collocations.ooz.ie service helps English learners absorb the natural language faster through visual representation of collocations. Take a look:


  • The word being the subject of collocation analysis is placed in the yellow ellipse.
  • Words in rectangular boxes are collocating words.
  • The thickness of the line linking two words implies the strength of their collocation in terms of the subject word.
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