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Continuity and change: nouns and verbs

Aim: This exercise is to help you to expand your knowledge of nouns and verbs of change and continuity  that collocate.

Exercise
Choose the correct word from the drop-down list:

  1. I expect sales to in the next few years.

     

    Answer:
    I expect sales to decline in the next few years.

    Explanation:
    Decline collocates with sales
     

  2. Tom is trying to the number of cigarettes he smokes.

     

    Answer:
    Tom is trying to reduce the number of cigarettes he smokes.

    Explanation:
    Reduce collocates with the number of.
     

  3. The demand for cars is unlikely to in the near future.

     

    Answer:
    The demand for cars is unlikely to diminish in the near future.

    Explanation:
    Diminish collocates with demand.
     

  4. The influence of religion in modern society has in the last fifty years.

     

    Answer:
    The influence of religion in modern society has declined in the last fifty years.

    Explanation:
    Declined
    collocates with influence.
     

  5. Metals  as they get cooler.

     

    Answer:
    Metals contract as they get cooler.

    Explanation:
    Contract
    collocates with metals.
     

  6. Your total score is:

 

Last updated on: Monday, March 26, 2012