"History is past politics, and politics present history." John Robert Seeley

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." Winston Churchill

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." Aristotle

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Collocations

 

  • Expressing Extents (Little, Some, Half, a lot, Most, All) 
    – barely audible / visible
    – virtually invisible/ depleted/
    – significantly
    – somewhat
    – completely
    – extensively
    – globally
    – Specifically
    – Unusually

 

 

  • Expressing feelings
    – scream/ cry hysterically
    – shout loudly/ hysterically/ angrily
    – love passionately / unconditionally
    – argue endlessly
    – apologise profusely
    – worry deeply
    – gaze longingly
    – want desperately

 

  • Describing a bad situation
    – deeply regret
    – severely affected
    – fatally injured
    – severely criticised
    – virtually impossible
    – sorely missed
    – interminably long
    – wrongly accused

 

  • Describing a good situation
    – flying high
    – doing fine
    – useful purpose
    – Functioning effectively
    – gratefully accepted
    – graciously accepted
    – universally accepted/ acceptable

 

  • Society
    – acceptable norms
    – socially acceptable
    – conventional norms
    – restrictive conformity
    – function effectively
    – mutual understanding
    – mutual respect
    – universally accepted
    – differing viewpoints/ values
    – soundest basis
    – useful purpose

 

 

 

 

  • Working collocations
    – function effectively
    – use appropriately
    – work diligently
    – operate effectively
    – operate efficiently

 

 

 

 

  • Exercise collocations
  • Leisure collocations

 

  • Politics

 

  • Economics
    – labour shortage
    – skills shortage
    – fuel shortage

 

  • Science & Research

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