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Transactions on Modern Languages
Collocations are one of the most elusive aspect of the lexical system, thus one the hardest for learners to acquire. Even the slightest adjustment to the collocations by substituting one of its components for a synonym might turn the text into non-standard English. Teaching collocations is an essential part of teaching vocabulary, as they provide students with the most natural way of saying something, they can offer alternative ways of expressing an idea, helping avoid repetitions and they canfatcat:eggit3eb75a4zfgepg4xmtcnom