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Verb collocations

A collocation is when we use a verb with different nouns to express different things. The verb stays the same, but using with different nouns completely changes the meaning.

Get usually means you want to achieve or obtain something.

Verbs with 'get'

Have is usually to suggest that you possess something.

Verbs with 'have'

Take is usually used when we can influence an action or it affects us.

Verbs with 'take'

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Get

Have

Take

To _______ bored

To _______ pleasure in

To _______ advantage of

To _______ lost

To _______ a lot out of

To _______ risks

To _______ the chance

To _______ doubts

To _______ to know

To _______ on my nerves

To _______ an interest in

To _______ fun

When we use have, it can be with food, drink, time, actions for example. We do need to be careful when translating directly from Spanish. But also, sometimes it doesn't matter if we use have or take for some nouns.

Having fun?

To have the chance have the occasion/opportunity that allows you to do something

To have fun enjoy yourself

To have doubts feel unsure about something

When we use take, it can be an experience that directly affects us. We use it for performing activities, experiences, moments, food and drink. Here, you need to be careful when translating from Spanish because it is more likely that we use have for some things.However, lots of times it doesn't matter if you use have or take.

Taking risks?

To take pleasure in something Get a good feeling from doing something

To take an interest in something or someone Be interested in somebody or something

To take advantage of something Use the good things from a situation

To take risks do something that might be dangerous

Verbs with get are very common and can be quite tricky to remember. In general, with get, we use nouns that suggest something is in progress. For example, I get bored listening to Amy.It isn't an instant action, it is in progress.

Got an idea?

To get bored Become unhappy because something is not interesting or you have nothing to do.

To get to know someone Spend time with somebody so you learn more about them

To get lost not know where you are or how to get to a place

To get a lot out of something get enjoyment or happiness from doing something

To get on my nerves annoy somebody a lot