Adjective Noun Collocations
List of adjective and noun combinations from A to Z with example sentences.
Adjective Noun Combinations (A)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with A.
- It’s not very nice when you see a grown man cry and he was in absolute agony.
- I can’t remember the last time I travelled to a game in such trepidation, absolute despair.
- The only active ingredient in this medicine is aspirin.
- The names are listed in alphabetical order.
- She is in favor of exploring alternative energy sources in the state.
- Alternative medicine has been gaining credence in recent years.
- If you are missing an arm or leg, an artificial limb can sometimes replace it.
Adjective Noun Combinations (B)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with B.
- The workers are demanding their back pay.
- Kadi tried a back road, but his mother died on the way.
- Cruising the back streets, we found the kind of place we like.
- Yet he owes over $ 32, 000 in back taxes.
- Smoking gives you bad breath.
- Biting your nails is a bad habit.
- You’re just a bad loser Phil, that’s your problem.
- The news had put him in a bad mood.
- Kelly ruled by his bad temper.
- It is important to have a balanced diet.
- We only had the bare essentials.
- The law recognises a man’s basic right to defend his home and his property.
- Fiona was my best friend.
Big brother | big sister
- Jake was my big brother and I admired him.
- This audition is a big deal for Joey.
- Marriage is a big decision.
- For us it is a big disappointment.
- Do you know I’m a big dreamer.
- He was a big personality, a big drinker, a womanizer, and a wild man,” Ford said.
- She wrote in her diary that he was not a big eater and that “down there, his vitals were missing.
- The nonprofit shelters often seem like a big improvement.
- They made a big mistake.
- John won big money in Vegas last year.
- His dying was not any big surprise.
- It isn’t easy for me; I’m a big talker.
- He believes that our blind faith in technology is misplaced.
- Sarah was criticized for her blind loyalty to her husband.
- With blind obedience, I allowed my father to organize my life.
- She’s got a blond hair.
- My manager said he wanted to have a brief chat with me.
- We used a lot of neon and bold bright colors.
- Abani is a first novelist with a very bright future.
- She is the product of a broken home.
Adjective Noun Collocations (C)
List of adjective + noun combinations that start with C.
- Students were able to wear casual clothes.
- I just want a casual relationship with him.
- You have a certain amount of freedom to explore new techniques.
Chilly day / night / wind chilly weather
- It’s a chilly day.
- The clear message coming from the government is that they are getting tough on crime.
- Success depends on a clear understanding of the problem.
- Iceland possesses sufficient quantities of clean energy sources that it does not need to rely on fossil fuels.
- Their affair is common knowledge.
- Most of the countries of South America share a common language: Spanish.
- We were in complete agreement.
- I felt a complete idiot.
Adjective Noun Collocations (D)
List of adjective + noun combinations that start with D.
- Commuting is a part of daily life for many people.
- I am afraid of a dead body.
- There was a gasp from Peter and then a dead silence.
- Waitressing was a dead-end job.
- A knife is a deadly weapon.
- She took a deep breath.
- He sank into a deep depression.
- We will miss his deep devotion to our congregation and his family.
- He’s truly a man of principle, and of deep feeling.
- For investors with deep pockets, the Berlin property market is attractive.
- She was woken from a deep sleep by a ring at the door.
- Working alone provides concentration and time for deep thought.
- The economy is in deep trouble.
- You can read a detailed description of the products on their Web site.
- Peaceful direct action by pressure groups has a powerful effect on public opinion.
- This is the first direct flight to Tokyo.
- Article is a mess, particularly with overuse of direct quotes.
- I wish he wouldn’t tell dirty jokes.
- There was a pile of dirty laundry on his bed.
- She’s a dirty player.
- Beyond this close circle are more distant relatives and casual friends.
- She has dual nationality.
Adjective Noun Collocations (E)
List of adjectives and nouns combinations that start with E.
- It’s early days yet. We don’t know if the play will be a success.
- I think I’ll have an early night.
- Wish out loud that you’d rather be an early riser.
- An early start enabled us to avoid the traffic.
- That’s an easy answer.
- He started stealing as a way of making easy money.
- That’s a really easy question.
- The economic growth dipped to a low point last year.
- For educational technology to be used effectively, it has to be planned and managed well.
- I didn’t make any empty promises.
- We need to create more entry-level jobs for people with the fewest job skills who need opportunities the most.
- Women demanded equal rights.
- The law prohibits workers in essential services from striking.
- Ethical investment funds typically avoid military manufacturers, oil companies and tobacco producers.
- The government worked out special plans for the integration of ethnic minorities into the society.
- Express bus service permits were issued freely without regard to passenger traffic.
Adjective Noun Collocations (F)
List of adjective noun combinations that start with F.
- To get a fair deal you need to be fully aware of your legal entitlements.
- Many people got the false impression she didn’t care.
- The worst thing is that your false teeth keep falling out on the dancefloor.
- I couldn’t see any familiar faces in the room.
- This is a fatal accident.
- The car’s got a flat battery.
- I had a flat tyre on the way home.
- Support for human rights is a key element in our foreign policy.
- The demonstrators were demanding rights of assembly and free speech.
- I like to think of myself as a free spirit.
- A gust of wind blew the front door shut.
- The newspaper report was on the front page.
- He took the outside of the front row away from Michael Andretti.
- The one in the front seat pressed a gun to her chest.
Adjective Noun Collocations (G)
List of adjective + noun combinations that start with G.
- The function took a lot of organizing, but was all in a good cause.
- Nowadays a premature baby has a very good chance of survival.
- The children are very good company at this age.
- I’m feeling a good deal better.
- It would be a good idea to call before we leave.
- Good luck! I hope it goes well.
- Mike and I shared some really good times.
- I read the book, when it came out, with great admiration; the movie is even better.
- That move has prompted great anger across the country.
Great deal of
- The paintings cost a great deal of money.
- He would describe it in great detail.
- “Julie was a great disappointment to her,” Mr. Gurian said.
- In my own work, I take great enjoyment playing off formality- making something predictable feel subversive.
- Sofia always prepared for it with great excitement.
- The meeting between reader and writer was a great failure.
- He relaxed and was great fun.
- It gives us great happiness that we can see all of them today.
- Friends found great joy in his humor.
- Both our guys have great length and height.
- A great number of such marriages end in divorce.
- Writer shows how the reporters did not wield great power.
- He took great pride in their many accomplishments.
- The Internet enables the search for a great quantity of information.
- I have a great sensitivity to kids.
- He is a chef of great skill and intelligence.
- She was a woman of valor and great strength.
- He’s got a great understanding of this offense.
- He soon acquired great wealth and power.
- The guilty party may be guilty but they have provided a service.
Adjective Noun Combinations (H)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with H.
- This is a story with a happy ending.
- All in all, it promises to be a huge weekend with a happy hour and disco etal.
- It’s been a long hard day and I’ve been working very hard.
- It was a hard exam and the final question was really hard.
Hard life/ evidence/drugs
- They had a hard life and worked through hard times.
- Looking after children can be hard work.
- It is certainly part of a healthy diet, we make that clear.
- She became a heavy drinker in her midteens.
- He was tall and strong with heavy features.
- The company’s heavy losses will lead to many redundancies.
- It was a very heavy meal – far too much meat and not enough vegetables or salads.
- The match was played in heavy rain.
- Let’s go to bed. We’ve got a heavy schedule tomorrow.
- Don’t stay up too late, you’ll be a heavy sleeper!
- He’s been a heavy smoker and drinker all his adult life.
- Heavy snow is forecast for Scotland.
- It has been widely praised for reducing heavy traffic in the city.
- I’ve had a really heavy week – I’ve got a really heavy timetable this term.
- She’s struggling to cope with the heavy workload.
- Be careful, there may be hidden extras.
- These are leather goods of high quality.
- We aim to maintain high standards of customer care.
- We paid a high cost for that.
- High density represents phloem poles.
- We really need high energy.
- Am I a woman of independence and high esteem?
High/low expectation (of)
- The team has high expectation of itself and enjoys the big occasion.
High/low level (of)
- There should be a high level of concern, he said.
- They have a high opinion of the court.
- High pressure and high intensity really worked for us.
- It won’t pay the high price.
- What do you think makes a quality product?
- Does driving high speed on low gear damage the car?
- The government later said that the crash was caused by human error.
- I am the last person to undervalue even one human life.
Adjective Noun Combinations (I)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with I.
- Fans braved icy winds to watch the match.
- Despite her ordeal, she seems to have suffered no ill effects.
- He had to retire due to ill health.
- Only her immediate family knew she had heart disease.
- There will be no major changes in the immediate future.
- At times, these images may be so powerful as to demand an immediate response.
- All these people are innocent victims.
- He was accused of trading on inside information.
- He has refused to step down in the face of intense pressure.
- He was coughing blood, a sign that he had internal injuries.
- She died after suffering serious damage to internal organs.
- His eyesight suffered irreparable damage.
Adjective Noun Combinations (J)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with J.
- My husband and I have a joint account.
- We had many fine individual performances, but the win was a real joint effort.
- Should he change the deed to make us joint owners?
Adjective Noun Combinations (K)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with K.
- This is a key issue; we need more time to think about it.
- The report recognized the key role of teachers.
Adjective Noun Combinations (L)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with L.
- There is a large amount of bureaucracy,” agrees Bleay.
Large number (of)
- A large number of drinks are consumed.
- Large population centres are ethnically diverse.
- A large proportion of the islands of Asia are mountainous.
- Police said a large quantity of plants had been recovered.
- That’s a large scale indeed.
- She doesn’t like to walk home late at night.
- Good legal advice can be expensive.
- There were times when a few drops of liquid refreshment passed their lips.
Little brother | little sister
- My little brother is a doctor.
- Live music can sound very different from recorded music.
- The sun affects all living things.
- I first met Jennifer a long time ago.
- I was still a long way from home.
- Many people feel guilty after the death of a loved one.
Adjective Noun Combinations (M)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with M.
- The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage.
- These are all main course salads.
- The main road was blocked for twenty-five minutes.
- He’s got a major problem with his hooves.
- They are a newly married couple.
- We sell these clothes to the mass market in department stores and to high earners in boutiques.
- The area is underserved for medical care.
- Your doctor will ask for your medical history.
- The centre provides help for people suffering from mental illness.
- She had mixed feelings about giving up her job.
- We have a moral obligation to protect the environment.
- The ship sank in mysterious circumstances.
Adjective Noun Combinations (N)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with N.
- He had the nasty habit of eating with his mouth open.
- Come and sit down. You’ve had a nasty shock.
- After five years in America, she returned to her native country, Japan.
- For the spoken language, students are taught by native speakers.
- He died from natural causes, believed to be a heart attack.
- Los Angeles will be hit by another terrible natural disaster.
- We must preserve our natural resources.
- Many teenagers have a very negative attitude towards cooking.
- The attack had left her a nervous wreck.
- The company made a net profit of $10.5 million.
- The net result of all these changes is that schools should be able to deliver a better service to pupils.
- At that time, the company had assets of $5.9 million and a net worth of $11,000.
- This is a new generation of vehicle.
- I’m thinking of applying for a new job.
- Our next-door neighbours say they’ll look after our cat for us while we’re away.
- I was having a nice time here for about three days.
- This is the first non-stop flight to Tokyo.
Adjective Noun Combinations (O)
List of adjective noun collocations that start with O.
- Eye strain is an occupational hazard if you work in front of a computer.
- Sam does odd jobs for friends and neighbours.
- He was wearing odd socks – one blue one and one black one.
- When you get to old age, everything seems to take longer.
- It has opening hours from 05 : 30 to 23 : 00.
- Although the heater was standard, the radio was still an optional extra.
- Organic farming techniques and success story of a farmer were also shown.
- The overall effect of the painting is overwhelming.
Adjective Noun Combinations (P)
List of adjective noun collocations that start with P.
- He sobbed as he relived the painful memory.
- This violence is a painful reminder that peace is still a long way away.
- You should be given a private locker to store your personal belongings.
- The total number of political prisoners to be released is 74.
- They have poor eyesight, but keen senses of hearing, smell, and touch.
- He had been in poor health since suffering a stroke last year.
- Contrary to popular belief, birds need more than just seed.
- In their private life, he’s afraid of her.
- I think public opinion is that no one condones these places.
Adjective Noun Combinations (Q)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with Q.
- This is just not another quick fix with a bucket of sand.
- She lived a quiet life in the countryside.
- He says he’s really tired or he wants a quiet night.
Adjective Noun Combinations (R)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with R.
- All of our decisions are free of any kind of racial discrimination.
- It’s a cold rainy day in October.
- He was given a rapturous reception.
- They are bound to earn rave reviews from all who indulge.
- I love that sense of revelation just like in real life.
- Official statistics show real wages declining by 24%.
- Regular exercise helps keep your weight down.
- His critics even smile in anticipation of a rhetorical question meeting with a devastating reply.
- A rich person is seldom in want of a friend.
- We send over rough drafts and they try to figure it out.
- I can give you a rough estimate of the amount of wood you will need.
- Can you give me a rough idea of how much the repairs will cost?
- A hundred pounds is a good round number.
- A runny nose may be the result of an allergic reaction.
- He was given a rapturous reception.
Adjective Noun Combinations (S)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with S.
- You should keep a safe distance from the car in front.
- The road is closed following a serious accident.
- Her husband was in hospital for six months with a serious illness.
- He says that the allegations caused serious injury to his reputation.
- The magistrate imposed severe penalties – they were severely punished.
- We are under severe pressure to reduce the wage bill and make 500 workers redundant.
- The heavy rain caused severe damage to crops and, later on, a severe shortage of food.
- The severe weather/severe winter meant that hundreds of schools had to be closed.
- We wish him a speedy recovery.
- I haven’t had a steady job since last March.
- It was his first steady relationship.
- There is stiff competition between the three leading soap manufacturers.
- She speaks English quite well but with a strong French accent.
Strong coffee / cheese
- I needed some strong coffee to wake me up.
- The planned sale had attracted strong criticism from some farmers.
- If you don’t have a strong denial mechanism, try waking up in your bed at 3am when there are no distractions.
- Martina Hingis has always exerted a strong influence on the way I play tennis.
Strong supporter / opponent
- He was a strong supporter of co-education.
- I don’t have very strong views on this and I had some support.
Adjective Noun Combinations (T)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with T.
- I have a terrible conscience about it.
- The recession could be avoided if business keeps a tight grip on its costs.
- It was an alarmingly tight schedule.
- It’s just total bliss.
- Her eyes are closed, and the girl seems lost in total ecstasy or even in deep sleep.
- It’s a revolution, and it’s total madness,” says Internet telephony guru Jeff Pulver.
Adjective Noun Combinations (U)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with U.
- He’s just being nice. I don’t think he has any ulterior motives.
- After he is gone, we face a highly uncertain future.
- He still hopes to win his claim against unfair dismissal.
- Some bears have traveled up to 40 miles into the urban sprawl.
- People fear most an utter catastrophe on the financial side.
Adjective Noun Combinations (V)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with V.
- I have only a vague memory of what the house looked like.
- I think that’s a valid point.
- I had a perfectly valid reason for being there.
- Muriel has made a valuable contribution to our company’s success.
- I would like to share this very valuable information to my customers.
- Children should not be allowed to watch violent movies.
- The people who beat us came to the hospital in visiting hours.
- The judiciary and the others are vital organs of the new democracy.
- The police play a vital role in our society.
Adjective Noun Combinations (W, Y, Z)
List of adjective + noun collocations that start with W, Y, Z.
- There are some weak points in her argument.
- In my opinion, wild animals should not be kept in zoos.
- I expected to be told that I had the wrong number.
- It’s a group of young people.
- With the strong wind and snow, there is practically zero visibility.
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