There are verbs that go naturally with some nouns. There are many verb + nouns collocations in everyday life:
If you use the wrong verb with a noun, it sounds odd and can confuse or even change the meaning of what you are saying!
Similarly, there are many collocations in healthcare, and it is important to speak accurately with patients about treatment and outcomes, so you do not confuse them or make them worry.
Some healthcare collocations
Note changing the verb from ‘take’ to ‘have’ changes the meaning. Imagine how a patient might become confused if you mixed up the verbs!
Another example where a change in verb changes the meaning:
SPEAKING. EXERCISE C
Practice repeating aloud each example sentence in this tutorial. Focus on the common collocations, running them together until they flow as one expression. The collocations are underlined.
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