How to use Online Oxford Collocation Dictionary?

Well, it’s soooo exciting for me! This is my first tutorial ever! In my first video I’d like to show you how to use Online Oxford Collocation Dictionary.

What is a collocation?

A collocation is the way in which some words are used together, for example: “to drink water”, “to drive a car”, “vintage warbirds”, etc.

Why collocations are important in language learning?

Collocations are perfect because they provide learners with a sense of security while using certain words combined together. You don’t think too much what do you want to say; you just say. I know this irritating moment when you want to express something and you’re lost because you don’t know which verb, noun, adjective, preposition or adverb collocates. Try using Online Oxford Collocation on a regular basis and you will feel much more comfortable.

Why Online Oxford Collocation Dictionary?

I truly believe it’s one of the best and, at the same time, underrated online tools ever made. It’s extremely easy to use and it contains a wide spectrum of valuable information regarding the usage of the most popular words. Online Oxford Collocation Dictionary is my absolute must-have and one of these things that I love as a teacher. It wonderfully broadens your knowledge and increases fluency when it comes to, for example, describing pictures. Of course, I have a printed version but using an online one saves me a lot of time and energy because I don’t need to spend too much time on flipping pages. You type in one word and you obtain a whole range of useful collocating words. You can use it both for your private correspondence and while revising for your exam.

The list of abbreviations used in the Online Oxford Collocation Dictionary

I’ve mentioned a list of the most popular abbreviations that appear when you use the dictionary. Here it is:

  • ADJ – adjective,
  • PREP – preposition,
  • QUANT – quantitative,
  • ADV – adverb.


Do you remember parts of the speech or should I prepare a separate blog post and remind you the difference between them? Let me know in the comments below.

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