Collocation Worksheets

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Trawl through our free, printable collocation worksheets to practice collocation, a process where some words occur regularly with other words. Collocations help us sound natural and more idiomatic. We can't fluently communicate in English by simply translating from our mother tongue; we must use the same combinations of words that native speakers do as much as possible, hence collocations. Our collocation worksheets with answers pdf include matching words to form collocations, completing sentences correctly to make collocations, and more.

These worksheets are ideal for students in grade 6, grade 7, and grade 8.

CCSS: RI.6.4

Matching Words to Make Collocations

Gather and store as many collocations as you'll need to make your English rock! Direct young students in 6th grade and 7th grade to match the words to create a bunch of common collocations. The set includes both verb and adjective collocations.

Matching Words to Make Collocations

Collocations with Do and Make

Sylvia goes shopping when she’s "done", and not "made", her chores. Instruct children that certain nouns collocate with "do", and certain other nouns are used along with "make" as they complete these sentences with "do" or "make" as relevant.

Collocations with Do and Make

Using Have or Take Collocations

Let kids in grade 6 and grade 7 keep laboriously working on collocations so they cruise through this collocation worksheet pdf, where they expand their horizons by filling in the blanks with "have" or "take" to complete these collocation exercises.

Using Have or Take Collocations

Collocations with Go, Come, Get, or Keep

The problem with collocations is there's no reason why they're used together, which can trip up kids in 8th grade as they complete sentences with words that work together with "go", “come”, “get”, or “keep” in this printable collocation worksheet.

Collocations with Go, Come, Get, or Keep

Collocations with “Have”, “Give”, “Take”, or “Make”

Let children in grade 8 gorge themselves on our collocation worksheets and exercises to produce combinations of words automatically as they complete the sentences using “have”, “give”, “take”, or “make” to the given word as relevant.

Collocations with “Have”, “Give”, “Take”, or “Make”