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Improve Your Fluency: 5 Collocations With "Give"


A collocation is two or more words that often go together. Learning them helps increase vocabulary and fluency. Today, we'll learn my 5 favorite collocations with GIVE: give a break, give a call, give a chance, give a hand, and give a ride.


Give (someone) a break

To give someone help.

  • Could you give me a hand? This box is to heavy for me.

  • Could they give us a hand on Saturday?


Give (someone) a call

To call someone on the phone.

  • Give me a call when you get home.

  • I'll give you a call when I get home.


Give (someone) a chance

To give someone an opportunity before making a judgment.

  • Give him a chance. He looks like a nice guy.

  • If you could just give me a chance, I know I'd be great for the position.


Give (someone) a hand

To give someone help.

  • Could you give me a hand? This box is to heavy for me.

  • Could you give us a hand on Saturday? We're moving and it'll be nice to have some help.


Give (someone) a ride

To drive someone to a particular location.

  • I'd give you a ride. I'm going to the city center too.

  • I need someone to give me a ride to the airport tomorrow.


BONUS!

You've made it this far. Congrats! Because learning with music is one of my most enjoyable learning activities, here are two songs for you to discover another give collocation that isn't mentioned above. Enjoy!

Example song 1

Example song 2


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