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Grammatical Collocations of Verbs and Prepositions

Marianna Hudcovičová

This book presents empirical research of grammatical collocations of the type: verb and the prepositions «of» and «to». It is based on comparisons of English and Czech sentences containing verbs and prepositions that are followed by the object. The author creates English–Czech verbal prepositional counterparts and groups on the grounds of the similar semantic, syntactic features. She identifies the features that are the same for each verb group and generalizes them. The book determines trends and tendencies for verbs when they collocate with a certain preposition.

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2. Grammatical Collocations


Collocation in modern linguistics can be defined as a habitual co-occurrence of two or more words whose meaning can be inferred from the parts, but the expressions will not sound natural to native speakers when one of the elements is replaced by a synonym.

Collocations have the following characteristic features:

1. Multiword character – they consist of more than one word

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