Academic Collocation List: verb + adjective collocations Test yourself on v + adj combinations

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verb adjective

This quiz covers all the verb and adjective collocations from the Academic Collocation List (ACL), a list containing 2,469 of the most frequent and useful collocations which occur in written academic English. There are 30 verb and adjective collocations, which are also shown below.

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Learning Outcomes

By completing this quiz, you will:

  • be familiar with verb and adjective collocations from the Academic Collocation List.

Verb + adverb collocations

Below is a list of all 30 verb and adverb collocations from the Academic Collocation List. You might want to study these before you take the quiz.

  • become apparent
  • become available
  • become aware
  • become blurred
  • become established
  • become evident
  • become independent
  • become involved (with/in)
  • become obvious
  • become visible
  • become widespread
  • consider appropriate
  • consider relevant
  • deem appropriate
  • deem necessary
  • get involved (with/in)
  • prove successful
  • prove useful
  • make available
  • make aware
  • make explicit
  • make visible
  • remain constant
  • remain stable
  • remain unchanged
  • remain unclear
  • seem appropriate
  • seem obvious
  • seem plausible
  • seem unlikely

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