Advanced Vocabulary Exercise: Verb Collocations 3

Choose the best adverb or adverbial phrase from the table below to go with the verbs and complete the sentences.


1. If you really want to give me a hand with my homework, I will accept your help.

2. After explaining, point by point, the advantages of my plan over his, he acknowledged that his was inferior.

3. Foreign debt is a problem which causes some countries to have to cut domestic spending.

4. Coming home from a long day's work, Harold ate a large dinner , had a long bath and went to bed.

5. Make sure you fix that picture to the wall . It would be terrible if it fell and broke.

6. I didn't understand everything the manager was saying but I think he was implying that there will be a pay cut next year.

7. Martin felt very embarrassed about the story and tried to move onto another subject.

8. I know you will mock me when I tell you this, but I thought that film was wonderful! I don't know why you all hated it so much.

9. Relations between the two leaders deteriorated to such an extent that the trade conference planned for August was postponed .

10. If we want to be able to afford that cruise on the Nile, we will have to save between now and the end of the year.

11. It must be so hard for Anne not to have a job at the moment, but I wish she wouldn't spend her time so sitting around the house.

12. It is so important that we get on well from the start if we are sharing the same room, so don't worry about talking about any problems you may have.

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