B1 Verbs + collocations

B1 Verbs + collocations

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This is a piece of incomplete research starting with verbs which are at their lowest sense at B1.  We theorize that if these verbs can be used with collocations, then it shows a higher ability than just B1.  This is a tedious project of research that will take a great deal of time.  For now only some will be trialled.  We have decided to use wordandphrase.info for our collocation information which comes from the COCA corpus.  It also provides a vocabulary rank.

776 accept

responsibility|fact|offer|invitation|idea|position|challenge|
gift|role|refuse|willing|widely|generally|force|prepare|ready

2454 accompany

text, change, story, wife, article, sound, increase, husband, photograph, image, growth, exhibition, loss, letter, picture, by, often, must, each, usually

1153 achieve

goal, objective, success, result, level, student, effect, end, means, balance, status, peace, outcome, independence, reduction, help, order, in, able, difficult, necessary, desired

838 act

way, Congress, force, interest, American, manner, ability, authority, individual, faith, concert, adult, behalf, catalyst, intermediary, as, like, upon, quickly, alone, fail, responsibly
out, fantasy, story, child, scene, role, sexual, student, part, play, drama up again, AIDS, asthma

admir|admit|advertis|advis|allow|announc|anno|apologis|appear|appl|approach|approv|argu|arrang|arrest|attach|attack|attempt|attend|attract|avoid|babysit|bas|beat|behav|bit|blam|bleed|blog|blow|bomb|breath|burn|bur|cancel|celebrat|charg|clap|communicat|compar|compet|complain|concentrat|confirm|connect|consider|contain|continu|control|convinc|cough|count|crash|creat|cycl|damag|dat|deal|declar|decorat|decreas|defeat|defend|delet|deliver|demand|depart|depend|deserv|design|destro|develop|dial|di?u?g|direct|disagre|disappear|disappoint|discover|dislik|displa|div|divid|dragg?|dropp?|emplo|encourag|entertain|escap|exchang|excus|exist|expect|experienc|explod|explor|face|fanc|fasten|fax|feed|fetch|fight|film|fitt?|fix|float|flood|flow|fold|forgi?a?v|freez|fr|gain|grab|greet|grill|guid|handl|hang|hid|hir|hugg?|hunt|imagin|increas|inform|injur|insist|install|intend|interest|interview|introduc|invent|involv|iron|jogg?|jok|judg|knit|knock|land|lea?d|lock|manag|marr|mend|mention|murder|nam|operat|organiz?s?|owe?|paus|perform|permit|persuad|pinn?|postpon|pour|predict|press|prevent|produc|promis|promot|pronounc|protect|prov|provid|publish|punish|quit|rac|rais|reach|realiz?s?|rebuild|recogniz|recommend|recover|recycl|reduc|refus|register|regrett?|relax|remain|remind|remov|replac|repl|report|request|requir|rescu|reserv|respect|retir|revis|rid|r[io]s|robb?|sail|scor|scream|search|select|sew|sha?o?o?k|shav|shin|shoo?t|sign|ski|slipp?|smell|smil|solv|spill|spoilt?|sti?u?ck|stir|strik|succeed|suggest|sunbath|support|surround|tast|tear|tore?n?|tick|touch|train|transfer|translat|trust|underlin|undress|unpack|updat|upload|vot|warn|wast|wav|weigh|wish|wonder|wrap

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