What are collocations in English?
Collocations are words that are used regularly with a specific word. For example, three collocation words for the word 'friend' are 'best, 'good,' and 'loyal.' Here are some example sentences:
"She talks to her best friend every day."
"He lives with some good friends."
The word 'close' is another collocation that can be used in the place of 'good' such as "He lives with some close friends."
"She has been a loyal friend for many years."
(loyal, real, trusted, true, faithful)
All the words in the parenthesis can be used in the place of 'loyal.' These are other examples of collocations for the word 'friend.'