Collocations are words that usually go together. When learning a phrasal verb, it's a good idea to remember a few typical collocations for that verb. You will sound natural in English by using those collocations as that's the way native speaker use that verb.

More often than not, learners just focus on the meaning of the verb, using it as they would in their own language. As a result, they don't sound natural and very often are simply misunderstood.


Collocations with give up

  • I've decided to give up smoking.
  • He put on a lot of weight when he gave up tennis.
  • The first funerals are held for those killed in Turkey's earthquake as officials give up hope of finding anyone else alive.




Enter a noun to build a list of sentences with many different phrasal verbs but the same noun as subject or object
Example: smoking