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Verb and preposition collocations


Argue

  • They’re always arguing about the phone bill.
  • Discutono sempre per la bolletta del telefono.

Boast

  • She likes to boast about her noble lineage.
  • A lei piace vantarsi del suo lignaggio nobile.

Care

  • Tom doesn’t really care about his looks.
  • Tom non si preoccupa del suo aspetto.

Complain

  • Lucy immediately complained about the view.
  • Lucy si lamentò subito per il panorama.

Concern

  • I’m a bit concerned about the lack of security.
  • Mi preoccupa un po’ la mancanza di sicurezza.

Dream

  • I dreamt about my grandmother last night.
  • Ho sognato la mia nonna stanotte.

Feel

  • How do you feel about Brexit?
  • Come ti senti riguardo la Brexit?

Fight

  • They always fight about what to watch on TV.
  • Litigano sempre su cosa guardare in TV.

Forget

  • I completely forgot about Lucy’s birthday.
  • Ho dimenticato del tutto il compleanno di Lucy.

Grumble

  • What are you grumbling about this time?
  • Di cosa stai brontolando questa volta?

Hear

  • Have you heard about the new regulations?
  • Hai sentito dei nuovi regolamenti?

Joke

  • You shouldn’t really joke about his weight problem.
  • Non dovresti veramente scherzare sul suo problema di peso.

Know

  • What do you know about his previous job?
  • Cosa sai del suo lavoro precedente?

Laugh

  • We laughed about Neil’s gaff for ages afterwards.
  • Dopo abbiamo riso della gaffe di Neil per tanto tempo.

Learn

  • We learnt about Scientology in class today.
  • Abbiamo imparato di Scientology in classe oggi.

Quarrel

  • You should stop quarrelling about such silly things.
  • Dovreste smettere di litigare per cose così sciocche.

Talk

  • All she does is to talk about herself all the time.
  • Non fa altro che parlare di se stessa tutto il tempo.

Tell

  • Why didn’t you tell me about your health problem?
  • Perché non mi hai detto del tuo problema di salute?

Think

  • Well, what do you think about my idea?
  • Beh, cosa pensi della mia idea?

Warn

  • Didn’t anyone warn you about the new one-way system?
  • Nessuno ti ha avvisato del nuovo sistema a senso unico?

Worry

  • Don’t worry about the catering, I’ll take care of that.
  • Non ti preoccupare del catering, ci penserò io.

Write

  • She’s writing about her childhood during the war.
  • Sta scrivendo della sua infanzia durante la guerra.

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