In this lesson, we will provide examples of verb + adverb collocations.
When learning a new language, one of the most important things to learn is collocations. Collocations are two or more words that typically go together.
Verb: It is a part of speech that expresses an action or a state of being.
Adverb: It is a part of speech that modifies verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
In English, you would say “I have a meeting at nine.” You wouldn’t say “I have at nine.” The word “have” is typically used with the number “nine” when talking about time.
So let us look at the verb and adverb collocations:
Verb + Adverb Collocations List
- Badly damaged
- Hotly deny
- Completely destroy
- Fully appreciate
- Totally agree
- Freely admit
- Firmly believe
- Greatly admire
- Badly hurt/injure
- Distinctly remember
- Firmly reject
- Fully recover
- Closely examine
- Rise steadily
- Strongly advise
- Thoroughly inspect
- Seriously doubt
- Thoroughly enjoy
- Completely forget
- Badly need
- Seriously think/consider
- Sincerely hope
- Fully understand
- Strongly criticize
- Deeply regret
- Flatly refuse
Verb + Adverb Collocations Examples
- Badly damaged: Her bike was badly damaged in an accident.
- Hotly deny: She hotly denied having taken the money.
- Completely destroy: The fire completely destroyed the house.
- Fully appreciate: I fully appreciate your help.
- Totally agree: We totally agree with your proposal.
- Freely admit: He freely admitted that he had made a mistake.
- Firmly believe: I firmly believe that he is innocent.
- Greatly admire: I greatly admire her courage.
- Badly hurt/injure: He was badly injured in the accident.
- Distinctly remember: I distinctly remember meeting her at the party.
- Firmly reject: The proposal was firmly rejected by the committee.
- Fully recover: He fully recovered from his injuries.
- Closely examine: We need to closely examine the evidence.
- Rise steadily: Unemployment has been rising steadily for the past year.
- Strongly advise: I would strongly advise you to see a doctor.
- Thoroughly inspect: The house needs to be thoroughly inspected before you buy it.
- Seriously doubt: I seriously doubt that he will come.
- Thoroughly enjoy: We thoroughly enjoyed the concert.
- Completely forget: I completely forgot to buy milk.
- Badly need: We badly need your help.
- Seriously think/consider: You should seriously consider taking the job.
- Sincerely hope: I sincerely hope that you will be able to come.
- Fully understand: I fully understand your concerns.
- Strongly criticize: The report was strongly criticized by the media.
- Deeply regret: We deeply regret any inconvenience caused.
- Flatly refuse: He flatly refused to help her.