In our previous lesson, we introduced the concept of collocations: groups of two or more words that are commonly-used together. We also discussed how English collocations are largely idiomatic. A collocation is considered “correct” only because its use has been widely-accepted by native English speakers.   In this lesson, we’re going to examine the parts…

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Nonreversible word pairs such as trial and error, thick and thin, and give and take are learned through custom and usage. If reversed, these word pairs would sound “wrong” to a native English speaker.

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