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Collocations are a complex but interesting area of study and learning.
On the importance of collocations it can be said that while attaching due significance to the inclusion of lexical items in EFL syllabus, highlighting the importance of collocations is a necessity.
MULTI-WORD LEXICAL UNITS: LEXICAL COLLOCATIONS, IDIOMS AND COMPOUNDS
Taking this context into account, the learning of collocations and other prefabricated chunks becomes crucial to learners whose aim is to produce more fluent and conventional speech.
Because according to Nesselhauf (2003), comprehension of collocations does not normally produce problems for learners so that identifying learners' problems "must mean analyzing their production of collocation" (p.
Depending on the perspective adopted, collocations have been approached in different ways by different authors.
Collocations, and hence also multi-word terms as their type, are indissoluble.
In this case, texts and paragraphs from the corpora are selected so that specialized collocations as well as non-specialized clusters be identified (i.
Thus, the article will also include discussions of the grammatical context--voice--in which a significant number of collocations with eyes are involved.
The deployment flexibility inherent in the Calix C7, along with a wide range of available service interfaces, also allows FDN Communications to deploy in premises collocations and begin selective overbuilding of ILEC service areas.
There is general agreement that multi-word sequences such as collocations and idioms constitute an important part of native-speaker communicative competence (Howarth 1998, Nesselhauf 2003, Keshavarz and Salimi 2007) "and make up a large part of any discourse" (Conklin and Schmitt 2008: 74).