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I would like to offer 233 collocation error detection rules. Some of them are based on the errors listed in this document: PDF of common collocation errors

The rules do not follow the usual conventions of LT’s XML code in that they are missing some of the usual tags (example, short, url, etc.). I am lazy that way. I hope you will accept them anyway. I will post them in chunks as this forum stops me from posting them all at once.



	
		
		
			apply 
			
				to
			
			assistance|welfare|funds|membership 
		
		You can apply to a company or university, but you apply for \4. Revise: \1 for \3.
		Collocation error

	


	
		
		
			apply 
			
				to
			
			 
			job|welfare|funds|membership 
		
		You can apply to a company or university, but you apply for a \4. Revise: \1 for \3 \4.
		Collocation error

	


	
		
		
			apply 
			
				to
			
			more 
			work|welfare|funds|help|assistance 
		
		You can apply to a company or university, but you apply for more \4. Revise: \1 for \3 \4.
		Collocation error

	

	
		
		
			apply 
			
				for
			
			 
			company|university|college|school 
		
		You can apply for a job or welfare, but you apply to a \4. Revise: \1 to \3 \4.
		Collocation error

	

	
		
		
			 
			sit|eat|work 
			
				in
			
			 
			desk 
		
		The usual preposition for activities with a desk is "at."  Try this: \1 \2 at \4 \5.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			between 
			 
			
				to
			
			 
		
		Use "between" + "and" not "to."  Try this: \1 \2 and \4.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			do|be 
			well|badly 
			
				in
			
			exams|tests|examinations
		
		Use "\2 on" with "\4". Try this: \1 \2 on \4.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			good 
			
				in
			
			world
			geography
			
				class
			
		
		Use "good at" to mean "skilled" with school subjects. Try this: \1 at \3 \4.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			good 
			
				in
			
			social
			studies
			
				class
			
		
		Use "good at" to mean "skilled" with school subjects. Try this: \1 at \3 \4.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			good 
			
				in
			
			physical
			education
			
				class
			
		
		Use "good at" to mean "skilled" with school subjects. Try this: \1 at \3 \4.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			good 
			
				in
			
			language
			arts
			
				class
			
		
		Use "good at" to mean "skilled" with school subjects. Try this: \1 at \3 \4.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			good 
			
				in
			
			home
			economics
			
				class
			
		
		Use "good at" to mean "skilled" with school subjects. Try this: \1 at \3 \4.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			good 
			
				in
			
			computer
			science
			
				class
			
		
		Use "good at" to mean "skilled" with school subjects. Try this: \1 at \3 \4.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			good 
			
				in
			
			algebra|archaeology|art|band|biology|botany|calculus|chemistry|drama|economics|English|French|geography|geology|geometry|German|gym|health|history|keyboarding|languages|literature|math|mathematics|music|PE|physics|psychology|reading|science|writing
			
				class
			
		
		Use "good at" to mean "skilled" with school subjects. Try this: \1 at \3.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			summon 
			
				at
			
			a|an|the
			
				moment|time
			
		
		The usual collocation is "summon to" a place, or "summon at" a time/moment. Use "to" instead: \1 to \3 \4.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			summon 
			
				at
			
			a|an|the
			
			
				moment|time
			
		
		The usual collocation is "summon to" a place, or "summon at" a time/moment. Use "to" instead: \1 to \3 \4 \5.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			summon 
			
				at
			
			a|an|the
			very|really
			
			
				moment|time
			
		
		The usual collocation is "summon to" a place, or "summon at" a time/moment.  Use "to" instead: \1 to \3 \4 \5 \6.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			admitted 
			
				at
			
			[A-Z\u00C0-\u017F]+
			University|College|Hospital|Clinic
		
		The usual collocation for "admit" is "to"," not "at." It is better to say this: \1 to \3 \4.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		

			
				in
			
			the
			internet|website|computer|TV|television
		
		The usual collocation for technology is "on," not "in." It is better to say this: on the \3.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		

			
				in
			
			the
			web
		
		The usual collocation for technology is "on," not "in." It is better to say this: on the \3 Obviously, this collocation does not apply to spiders' webs.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			accompany
			
				with
			
		
		The usual collocation for "accompany" is "by," not "with." It is better to say this: \1 by.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			popular
			
				among
			
		
		The usual collocation for "popular" is "with," not "among." It is better to say this: popular with.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			play
			
			
				with
			
			
			team
		
		Use "for" with "play." You probably meant this: \1 for.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			opposite
			
				from
			
			
		
		Use "to" with "opposite." You probably meant this: \1 to \3.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			marry
			
				with
			
			
		
		Use "to" with "marry." You probably meant this: \1 to.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			prefer
			
			
				over
			
			
		
		Use "to" with "prefer." You probably meant this: \1 \2 to \4.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			talk
			
				at
			
			
		
		Talking at someone means they aren't listening. You probably meant this: \1 to \3 or \1 with \3.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			stress
			out
			
				for
			
			everything
		
		The usual preposition in this context is "over" or "about."  Revise: \1 \2 over \4 or \1 \2 about \4.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			tired
			
				of
			
			the
			last
			night
		
		The usual preposition in this context is "from."  Revise: tired from last night.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			repercussion
			
				with
			
		
		The usual preposition for "repercussion" is "on" not "with".  Revise: \1 on.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			look
			
				at
			
			a
			mirror
		
		The usual preposition for "mirror" is "in" not "at".  Revise: \1 in a mirror.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			passionate|passionated
			
				by
			
			
		
		The usual preposition for "passionate" is "about" not "by".  Revise: passionate about \3.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			
				in
			
			the
			outside
			
		
		The usual preposition for "outside" is "on" not "in".  Revise: on the outside.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			
				in
			
			
			
			island
			
				
			
		
		The usual preposition for "island" is "on" not "in".  Revise: on an island.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		

			drive|make
			me|you|him|her|us|them
			
			crazy
			
				on
			
			
			
				drug|medicine|narcotic|hallucinogen
			
		
		The usual preposition for "crazy" is "with" not "on".  Revise: crazy with.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		

			hide
			
				of
			
			
			
		
		The usual preposition for "\1" is "from" not "\2".  Revise: \1 from.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		

			be
			concentrating|concentrated
			
				
					on
				
			
			
			
		
		The usual preposition for "concentrate" is "on" not "\3".  Revise: \2 on \4 \5.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		

			big
			difference
			
				about
			
			the
			
			and
			the
			
		
		The usual preposition for "difference" is "between" not "about".  Revise: a big difference between \5 \6 \7 \8 .
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		

			important
			
				with
			
			
				a|an|all|many|some|multiple|most
			
		
		The usual preposition for "\1" is "to" not "with".  Revise: \1 to \3.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			consist
			
				to
			
		
		The usual preposition for "\1" is "of" not "to".  Revise: \1 of.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			
				in
			
			
			birthday
			
				suit|suits
			

		
		The usual preposition for "birthdays" is "on".  Revise: on \2 \3.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			participate
			
				to
			
			
		
		The usual preposition for "\1" is "in" not "to".  Revise: \1 in.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			
			be
			
				on
			
			
			meeting
			
				
			
		
		The usual preposition for "\4 \5" is "in" not "on".  Revise: \1 \2 in a meeting.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		

			
				at
			
			the
			morning|afternoon
			
		
		The usual preposition for "\3" is "in" not "at".  Revise: in the \3.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			
			passionate
			
				by
			
			
			
		
		The usual preposition for "passionate" is "about" not "by".  Revise: \1 passionate about or \1 inspired by.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			the
			person|guy|chap|one
			
			 
			need
			
			
				in
			
			
			team
		
		The usual preposition for "team" is "on" not "in".  Revise: on \6 \7.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		

			addiction
			
				of
			
			drugs
		
		The usual preposition for \1 is "to." Did you mean, \1 to \3? 
		Collocation error
	
	
		
		
			is|was
			the
			person
			
				on
			
			charge
			of|to
		
		The usual preposition for \5 is "in." Did you mean, \2 \3 in charge of? 
		Collocation error
	
	
		
		
			
				for
			
			the
			winter|spring|summer|fall
			vacation|holiday|holidays
		
		The usual preposition for \4 is "during." Did you mean, during the \3 \4? 
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			when
			
			be
			
				in
			
			vacation|holiday
		
		The usual preposition for \5 is "on." Did you mean, \1 \2 \3 on \5? 
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			
				in
			
			a
			party
		
		Unless you mean "in a political party," the usual preposition for a party is "at." Did you mean, at a party? 
		Collocation error
	
	
		
		
			
			started
			work|working
			as
			a
			
			
			
				in
			
			
			projects
		
		The usual preposition for "\3...projects" is "on". Did you mean, \3 as a \6 \7 on \9 projects? 
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			good
			
				in
			
			
		
		The usual preposition for this expression is "at". Did you mean, \1 at \3? 
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			suffer
			
				of
			
		
		The usual preposition for this expression is "from" or "with." Did you mean \1 from or \1 with? 
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			talk
			down
			
				about
			
		
		The usual preposition for this expression is "to". Did you mean, \1 down to? 
		Collocation error
	

Collocation error rule contribution continued from above.


	
		
		
			wear
			
			
			
				in
			
			
			foot
		
		The usual preposition for feet is "on". Did you mean, on \5 \6?
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			
				at
			
			the
			morning|afternoon|evening
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\3" is "in". Revise: in the \3.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			get
			a|the
			job|position
			
				in
			
			the
			[A-Z][A-Z]+
			
		
		The usual preposition for "\1 \2 \3" is "with" for an organization. Revise: with \4 \5.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			
				go|do
				ball|soccer|chess|tennis|golf|hockey|videogames|cards|football|basketball
			
			
				
			
		
		The usual collocation for an activity that does not end in "-ing" and is something you can win is "play" not "do" or "go." Revise: play \2.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
		
			
				go|play
				art|ballet|exercise|judo|karate|puzzles|taekwondo|weightlifting|yoga
			
			
				
			
		
		The usual collocation for an activity that does not end in "-ing" and is not something you can win is "do" not "go" or "play." Revise: do \2.
		Collocation error
	



	 
		
			
			be
			done
			
		
		
			
			
				do|play
				
					training|marketing|lapping|engineering|nursing
				
			
			
				
			
		
		The usual collocation for an activity ending in "-ing" is "go" not "do" or "play." Revise: go \2.
		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			damage
			
				of
			
			
		
		The usual collocation for word "damage" is "to" not "of." Revise:  \1 to.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			less|more|of
			interest|interests|interested
			
				about
			
		
		The usual collocation for word "interest" is "in" not "about." Revise:  \2 in.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
		
			vulnerable
			
				from
			
		
		The usual collocation for word "vulnerable" is "to" not "from," as in "vulnerable to attack."  Revise: vulnerable to.
	

	
		
		
			imitate
			
			of
			
		
		
			imitate
			
			
			
			
				from
			
			
			
			
		
		The usual collocation for word "imitate" is "of" not "from," as in "imitate the style of someone."  Revise: \1 \2 \3 of  \6 \7.
	

	
		
			
			offered
			
				in
			
			college|university|school
		
		The usual preposition for "offered" and "\3" is "at" not "in." Revise: offered at \3.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			perspectives
			
				about
			
		
		The usual preposition for "perspectives" is "on" not "about." Revise: perspectives on.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			varieties
			
				in
			
		
		The usual preposition for "varieties" is "of" not "in." Revise: varieties of.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			cover
			
				by
			
			snow|leaves|dust
		
		The usual verb for "leave is "for" not "to." Revise: leaving for \3.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			leave
			
				to
			
			[A-Z][a-z]+
			
			next|tomorrow|soon
		
		The usual verb for "leave is "for" not "to." Revise: leaving for \3.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			
				do
			
			a
			meeting
		
		The usual verb for "a meeting" is "have" not "do." Revise: have a meeting.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			
				does
			
			a
			meeting
		
		The usual verb for "a meeting" is "have" not "do." Revise: has a meeting.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			
				did
			
			a
			meeting
		
		The usual verb for "a meeting" is "have" not "do." Revise: had a meeting.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			growled|spat|punched
			
				to
			
			
		
		The usual preposition for "\1" is "at." Revise: \1 at \3.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			
				during
			
			the
			weekend|weekends
			
				of
			
		
		The usual preposition for "the weekend" is "on." Revise: on the weekend for American English, or at the weekend for British English.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			
				during
			
			the
			week
			end
			
				of
			
		
		The usual preposition for "the weekend" is "on." Revise: on the weekend for American English, or at the weekend for British English.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
			
			
				during
			
			weekends
			
				of
			
		
		The usual preposition for "the weekend" is "on." Revise: on weekends for American English, or at weekends for British English.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
			
			
				during
			
			the
			weekends
			
				of
			
		
		The usual preposition for "the weekend" is "on." Revise: on the weekend for American English, or at the weekend for British English.
		Collocation error
	

	
		
			
			far
			
				of
			
		
		The usual preposition for "far" is "from." Revise: far from.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			near
			
				from
			
		
		The usual preposition for "near" is "to." Revise: near to.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			blind
			
				for
			
			the
			
				instant|moment|time
			
		
		The usual preposition for "blind" is "from" when followed by the cause of the blindness. Revise: \1 from \3 \4.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			yell
			
				on
			
			him|her|us|me|them
		
		The usual preposition for "yell" is "at." Revise: \1 at \3.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			blind
			
				for
			
			the
			
				instant|moment|time
			
		
		The usual preposition for "blind" is "from" when followed by the cause of the blindness. Revise: \1 from \3 \4.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			take
			into
			consideration
			
				of
			
		
		You have fused two expressions into one, "in consideration of" and "taking into consideration." Remove the word "of" from the end: \1 \2 \3.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			
				in
			
			the|a
			
			perspective
		
		The usual preposition for "perspective" is "from" not "in." from \2 \3	\4.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			sit
			on
			the
			
				court
			
		
		The usual way to express a judge's association with a courtroom is with the phrase  \1 on the bench.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			
				follow
			
			
			courses|course
		
		The usual verb for "courses" in a school is "take" or "attend" not "follow." Try it like this:  take \2 courses.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
				on
			
			the
			afternoon|evening
			
				of|that|program|train|bus|coach|cruise
			
		
		The usual preposition for "\3" is 'in' not "on". Try it like this:  in \2 \3.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			
				arrival
				to
			
			the
			
				house|apartment|penthouse|boat
			
		
		The usual preposition for "\3 \4" is "in" not "to." Try it like this:  \1 \2 in the.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			
			
				arrival
				to
			
			the
			house|apartment|penthouse
		
		The usual preposition for "\3 \4" is "at" not "to." Try it like this:  \1 \2 in the.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
		
			accuse
			the
			
			
				for
			
			
		
		The usual preposition for accusations is "of" not "for." Try it like this:  \1 the \3 of \5 .

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			in
			the
			men|women|school
			'|‘|’|`
			s
			team
		
		The usual preposition for team membership is "on" not "in". Try it like this:  on \2 \3's \6.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			in
			the
			men|women|school
			'|‘|’|`
			s
			
			team
		
		The usual preposition for team membership is "on" not "in". Try it like this:  on \2 \3's \6 \7.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			in
			the
			men|women|school
			'|‘|’|`
			s
			
			ball
			team
		
		The usual preposition for team membership is "on" not "in". Try it like this:  on \2 \3's \6 \7 \8.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			be|go
			in
			a
			secret
			mission
		
		The usual preposition for mode of transportation is "by" not "in". Try it like this:  \1 by \3.

		Collocation error
	
	
		
			come|go
			in
			car|bus|train|taxi|metro|subway
		
		The usual preposition for mode of transportation is "by" not "in". Try it like this:  \1 by \3.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			come|go
			to
			
			
				in
			
			car|bus|train|taxi|metro|subway
		
		The usual preposition for mode of transportation is "by" not "in". Try it like this:  \1 \2 \3 by \5.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
		
			laugh
			
				of
			
				
		
		The usual preposition for "laugh" is "at". Did you mean \1 at? 
		Collocation error
			
	
		
		
			bring
				
			
				at
			
		
		The usual preposition for "bring" is "to". Did you mean \1 \2 to? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			
			
				on|at
			
			fact
		
		The usual preposition for "fact" is "in". Did you mean In fact? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			
				bring|brought  
				to
				the
				agenda
			
		
		The usual verb + preposition for "agenda" is "put on". Did you mean put on the agenda? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			
				in  
				front
				
					of
				
			
		
		The usual preposition for "in front" is "of". Did you mean in front of? 
		Collocation error
		

Collocation error rules continued even more.


	
		
		
			a
			trip|journey
			
				in
			
			[A-Z][a-z]+
			[A-Z][a-z]+
		
		The usual preposition for "a \2" with a named destination is "to". Did you mean a trip to \4 \5? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			departure
			
				of
			
			New
			York|Zealand|Hampshire|England|South|Brunswick
			
				resident|citizen|native
			
		
		The usual preposition for "departure" with a destination name is "from". Did you mean departure from New \4? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			a
			trip|journey
			
				in
			
			[A-Z][a-z]+
			
				[A-Z][a-z]+
			
		
		The usual preposition for "a \2" with a named destination is "to". Did you mean a trip to \4? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			a
			trip|journey
			
				in
			
			New-York|New-England
		
		The usual preposition for "a \2" with a named destination is "to". Did you mean a trip to \4? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			live  
			
				in
			
			  
			planet|asteroid|moon  
		
		The usual preposition for \4 is "on". Did you mean \1 on \3 \4? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			countless  
			of  
			
				course
			  
		
		Do not use "of" after "\1". Did you mean \1 \3? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			fed  
			up  
			of  
		
		The usual preposition for "\1 \2" is "with". Did you mean \1 \2 with? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			
				listen
			
			to  
			movies|films  
		
		The usual verb for "\3" is "watch". Did you mean watch movies? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			
				listen
			
			to  
			movie|film|series  
		
		The usual verb for "\3" is "watch". Did you mean watch a \3? 
		Collocation error
		

	
		
		
			
				listen
			
			to  
			a  
			movie|film|series  
		
		The usual verb for "\4" is "watch". Did you mean watch a \4? 
		Collocation error
		

	
		
		
			
				listen
			
			to  
			animated|anime|action  
			movie|film|series  
		
		The usual verb for "\3" is "watch". Did you mean watch an \3 movie? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			
				listen
			
			movies|films|series  
		
		The usual verb for "\3" is "watch". Did you mean watch a \2? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			I  
			went|go  
			to  
			a  
			trip  
		
		The usual collocation for "\2" and "a trip" is "\2 on a trip". Did you mean \2 on a trip? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			in  
			  
			trip|trips  
			,  
		
		The usual collocation for "\2 \3" is "on \2 trips" or "during \2 travels". Did you mean \2 on a trip? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			thinking  
			in  
			finish|finishing  
			  
		
		The usual collocations for "thinking" are "thinking about" or "thinking of". Did you mean \1 about finishing \4 or \1 of finishing \4? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			responsible|responsable  
			of  
		
		The usual collocations for "responsible" is "responsible for". Did you mean \1 for or in charge of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			wait  
			after  
			  
		
		The usual collocations for "\1" is "\1 on," meaning act as an attendant to someone, or "\1 for" meaning to remain patiently inactive. Did you mean \1 for \3? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			  
			be  
			
				on
			
			a 
			hospital 
			bed 
		
		The usual preposition with "\6" is "in". Did you mean in a hospital bed? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			live  
			
				from
			
			  
			 
			'|‘|’|`
			s
			money 
		
		The usual preposition with "\8" is "off". Did you mean \1 off \3 \4's \7? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			anxious 
			
				of|for
			
			  
		
		The usual preposition with "\1" is "about". Did you mean anxious about? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
		
			be  
			
				on
			
			shock 
		
		The usual preposition with "\3" is "in". Did you mean in shock? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			enter  
			
				in
			
			 
			
				space|book|file
			 		
		
		There isn't usually a preposition after "\1". Did you mean \1 \3 \4? 
		Collocation error
		

	
		
			go  
			
				to
			
			home 
			
				base
			 		
		
		There isn't usually a preposition before "\3". Did you mean \1 \3? 
		Collocation error
		

	
		
			 
			came  
			
				in
			
			the 
			living|livingroom|kitchen|bedroom|dining	
			 
		
		The usual proposition after "\2" is "into" not "\3". The sentence "\1 \2 \3 \4 \5 \6" is a colloquial expression for "\1 had an orgasm in the \5 \6". Did you mean \1 \2 into \4 \5 \6, meaning "\1 arrived"? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			arrive  
			
				on
			
			the 
			beach 		
		
		The usual proposition after "\1" is "at" not "\2". Did you mean \1 at \3 \4 \5? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			return  
			
				at
			
			home  
		
		You do not need a preposition between "\1" and "\3". Did you mean \1 \3? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			be  
			
				in
			
			pressure  
		
		The usual collocation for "\3" is "under" not "\2". Did you mean under pressure? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			Absorb  
			
				at
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "in" not "\2". Did you mean \1 in? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			Accuse  
			
				for
			 
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			in  
			charge  
			
				for
			
			 
			
				monment|time
			 
		
		The usual collocation for "in charge" is "of" not "for". Did you mean in charge of? 
		Collocation error
		

	
		
			
				in
			  
			charge  
			
				for
			
			
				products|services
			 
		
		The usual collocation for "\2" is "with" not "\3". Did you mean \2 with? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			ashamed  
			
				from
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			Arrive  
			
				at
			
			the  
			village|town|city|country|state|province|country 
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "in" not "\2". Use "in" for geographical regions and "at" for a specific point. For a town, province, state, country or continent, use "in". For a restaurant, business, park or car, use "at". Did you mean \1 in or \1 at?
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			Angry  
			
				with
			
			the  
			weather|situation 
		
		Use "angry with" for people. Use "angry about" for situations  or weather. Did you mean \1 about the \4?
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			accustom  
			
				with 
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "to" not "\2". Did you mean \1 to? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			afraid  
			
				from 
			 
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			angry  
			
				against
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "with" or "at" not "\2". Did you mean \1 with or \1 at? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			aim  
			
				on
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "at" not "\2". Did you mean \1 at? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			believe  
			
				to
			
			
				
			  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "in" not "\2". Did you mean \1 in? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			boast  
			
				for
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" or "about" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of or \1 about? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			careful  
			
				for
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "with" not "\2". Did you mean \1 with? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			travel  
			
				with
			
			  
			train|bus|car|plane|jet|motorcycle|moto  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "by" not "\2". Did you mean \1 by \4? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			complain  
			
				for
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "about" not "\2". Did you mean \1 about? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			compose  
			
				from
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			cure  
			
				from
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			cure 
			
			from  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\3". Did you mean \1 \2 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			deprive  
			from  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			deprive 
			
			from  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\3". Did you mean \1 \2 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			die  
			from  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			disappoint  
			from  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "with"  or "in" or "by" or "at"  or "about" not "\2". Did you mean \1 with or \1 in or \1 by or \1 at or \1 about? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			divide  
			
			 
			
				in
			
			
				accordance
			 	
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "into" not "\4". Did you mean \1 \2 \3 into? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			doubt  
			for 		
			
				example|exemple
			 		
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "in" or "about" not "\4". Did you mean \1 in or \1 about? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			
				exception
				
					to
				
			
			
			
			rules?
							

		
			
				with
			 	
			
				the
			 	
			exception  
			
				of
					
		
		The usual collocation for "\3" in this context is "to" not "\4". Did you mean \3 to? 
		Collocation error
		

Second to last section of the collocation rules I would like to contribute–and continued from above.

 

	
		
			
				exception
				
					to
				
			
			
			
			rules?
		
		Did you mean \1 to?
		Collocation error
		Graphite is an exception of the rule.
		
			Exceptions regarding these general rules are in Table 3.
		Graphite is an exception to the rule.
		Graphite and graphene are exceptions to these general rules.
		... but we make an exception for the people who cannot...
		We make exceptions under some circumstances.
	
	
		
			make 	
			an 	
			exception  
			
				to
				
					
					
		
		The usual collocation for "\3" in this context is "for" not "\4". Did you mean \3 to? 
		Collocation error
		

	
		
			
			dress  
			with  

		
		The usual collocation for "\2" is "in" not "\3". Did you mean \1 \2 in? 
		Collocation error
		

	
		
			full  
			with  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			rid  
			from  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			glad  
			with|from  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "about" not "\2". Did you mean \1 about? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			guard  
			from  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "against" not "\2". Did you mean \1 against? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			guilty  
			for  
			
				
				some
			  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			independent|independently  
			
				from
			
			
				now
			  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			insist  
			
				to
			
					
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "on" not "\2". Did you mean \1 on 
			? 
		Collocation error
		

	
		
			interest|interested|interests  
			
				for
			
			
				
					
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "in" not "\2". Did you mean \1 in? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			jealous  
			
				from
			
			
				
					
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			
				take|took|taking
			
			photo  
			with 
			
			  		
		
		The usual collocation for "\2" is "of" not "\3". Did you mean \2 of \4 \5? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			in
			this|that  
			moment 
		
		The usual collocation for "\2 \3" is "at" not "\1". Did you mean At \2 \3? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			tired
			about  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" or "from" not "\2". Did you mean tired of or tired from? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			to
			do|make
			a
			party
		
		In English, the normal collocation for "party" is "have" or "throw".  Revise your sentence:  to throw a party or to have a party.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			love|like
			
				doing|making
			
			the|a
			party
		
		In English, the normal collocation for "party" is "have" or "throw".  Revise your sentence:  throwing a party or \1 partying.
		Collocation error
	
	
		
			advertisement
			of  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "for" not "\2". Did you mean advertisement for? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			stop
			me|you|him|her|it|us|them  
			of  
			
				course
			  
		
		The usual collocation for "\1 \2" is "from" not "of". Did you mean stop \2 from \4? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			in
			  
			album  
		
		The usual collocation for "\3" is "on" not "in" when album refers to a collection of recorded music. If by "album" you mean a collection of photos, "in an album" is correct. Did you mean on \2 \3? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			cure
			
				against
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\1" is "for" not "against". Did you mean cure for? 
		Collocation error
		
	
		
			to
			found 
			a 	
			cure 		
		
		The verb "to found" means "to establish," but "to find" means "to discover." Did you mean to find a cure? 
		Collocation error
		

	
		
		
			realize
			 
			desire	
			on 		
			the 		
			
				plane|train|bus|TV|television|way|trip
			
		
		The usual collocation for "\3" is "for" not "\4". Did you mean \3 for \5 \6? 
		Collocation error
		




	
		return  
		in|at  
		the

	
	The usual collocation for "\1" is "to" not "\2" with. Did you mean \1 to ? 
	Collocation error
	

	
		return  
		in|at  
		
			[0-9].*|January|February|March|April|May|June|July|August|September|October|November|December|night
		
		
			
		
	
	The usual collocation for "\1" is "to" not "\2" with. Did you mean \1 to \3? 
	Collocation error
	

	
		bring  
		
		in|at  
		
		
	
	The usual collocation for "\1" is "to" not "\3" with. Did you mean \1 \2 to \4 \5? 
	Collocation error
	

	
		curator  
		on  
		the  
		  
	
	The usual collocation for "curator" is "of" not "\2". Did you mean \1 of \3 \4? 
	Collocation error
	

	
		closer|near  
		from  
		  
	
	The usual collocation for "\1" is "to" not "from". Did you mean simply \1 to or further from? 
	Collocation error
	

	
		
			neither|either|that|all|much
		  
		
			My|Your|Our|His|Her|Their
		  
		  
	
	A determiner cannot combine with a possessive pronoun.  Did you mean simply \2 \3 or \1 \3? 
	Collocation error
	

	
		  
		enrolled
		
			
		
	
	The usual collocation for "\2" is "in" (a school) or "for" (a course). Did you mean \1 \2 in... or \1 \2 for...? 
	Collocation error
		   

	
		step  
		to
		do
	
	The usual collocation for "\1" is "take". Did you mean \1 \2 take? 
	Collocation error


	
		go  
		to
		vacation|holiday
	
	The usual collocation for "\3" is "on." Did you mean \1 on \3? 
	Collocation error
		   

	
		step  
		to
		do
	
	The usual collocation for "\1" is "take." Did you mean \1 \2 take? 
	Collocation error


	
		in  
		Facebook|Twitter|Pinterest|Wikipedia|Amazon|LinkedIn|Yahoo|Blogger
	
	The usual collocation for "\2" is "on". Did you mean on \2? 
	Collocation error


	
		write
		in  
		
		page|pages|blog|blogs|webpage|webpages|wall|walls 
	
	The usual collocation for "\1" is "on". Did you mean \1 on \3 \4? 
	Collocation error


	
		write
		in  
		
		own
		page|pages|blog|blogs|webpage|webpages|wall|walls 
	
	The usual collocation for "\1" is "on". Did you mean \1 on \3 \4 \5? 
	Collocation error


	
		write
		on
		in  
		
		own
		page|pages|blog|blogs|webpage|webpages|wall|walls 
	
	The usual collocation for "\1" is "on". Did you mean \1 ... on \4 \5 \6? 
	Collocation error


	
		write
		on
		on
		in  
		
		own
		page|pages|blog|blogs|webpage|webpages|wall|walls 
	
	The usual collocation for "\1" is "on". Did you mean \1 ... on \5 \6 \7? 
	Collocation error


	
		
		come
		to
		plane|train|bus|car|metro|subway|airplane|bike|motorcycle 
	
	The usual collocation for "\2" is "by." Did you mean \1 \2 by \4? 
	Collocation error


	
		
		diversity|diversitie
		
			
		
	
	You are missing the word "of" between "\2" and "\3". Did you mean \2 of \3 or diverse \3? 
	Collocation error


	
		
		company|person|guy|man|firm
		that|which|who
		
		work
		be
	
	You are missing the word 'for' between "\5" and '\6'. Did you mean \1 \2 that \4 \5 for \6? 
	Collocation error


	
		wait
		
		
	
	You are missing the word 'for' between "\1" and "\1 \2". Did you mean \1 for \2 \3? 
	Collocation error


	
		wait
		
		
		
	
	You are missing the word "to" before the infinitive form "\4". Did you mean \2 \3 to \4? 
	Collocation error


	
		
		traveled|travelled
		
		hours|hour|days|day|weeks|week|months|month|years|year|sessions|session|semester|semesters|term|terms|course|courses 
	
	You are missing the word "for" between "\2" and "\3". Did you mean \1 traveled for \3 \4? 
	Collocation error


	
		disrespectful|respectful
		against
	
	The usual collocation for "\1" is 'toward' but never 'toward'. Did you mean \1 toward? 
	Collocation error


	
		disappointed
		of
		
	
	The usual collocation for 'disappointed' is 'with', 'at', of 'by, but never "of". Did you mean \1 with \3? 
	Collocation error


	
		that|which
		account
		a|an
		
	
	You seem to be missing a word. Usually the verb "account" is followed by "for". Did you mean \1 \2 for \3 \4? 
	Collocation error


	
		contribution
		
			on
		
		
			time
		
	
	The usual preposition for "contribution" is "to". Did you mean \1 to \3? 
	Collocation error


	
		arrive
		in
		the
		downtown
		.
	
	Did you mean simply \1 \4? You do not need the word 'in' here.
	Collocation error


	
		discuss|consider|mention
		
			about
		
		
	
	Did you mean simply \1 \3? You do not need the word "about" here.
	Collocation error


	
		associate|associates|associated
		
		
		to
	
	Did you mean \1 \2 \3 with? The usual preposition for the word 'associate' is 'with' not 'to'.
	Extra preposition


	
		named
		it
		as
		
	
	Did you mean simply named it \4? You do not need the word 'as' here.
	Extra preposition
	A lot of people were late.
	A lot people were late.


	
		interest|interested
		by
	
	In English, people don't say "\1 by'. They say, "\1 in'.  Did you mean \1 in?
	Collocation error
	It is sure that my English will improve.


	
		at
		the
		job
	
	In English, people don't say "\1 \2 \3". They say, 'on \2 \3' or 'at work'.  Did you mean on the job or at work?
	Collocation error
	It is sure that my English will improve.


	
		analysis
		about
	
	In English, people don't say 'analysis about'. They say, 'analysis of'.  Did you mean analysis of?
	Collocation error
	It is sure that my English will improve.



	
		it
		is
		sure
	
	In English, people don't say 'it is sure'. They say, 'it is certain that'.  Did you mean it is certain?
	Collocation error
	It is sure that my English will improve.


	
		spend
		it
		for
	
	The usual prepositions that follow 'spend it' are either "on" or 'in'. Did you mean spend it on?
	Collocation error
	I spend it for my essence (fuel).


	
		
		By|par
		example|exemple
	
	The best translation for the introductory phrase "par exemple" is 'for example'. Did you mean For example?
	Collocation error
	
		By example, poor spelling makes pattern matching more difficult.


	
		made
		me
		a
		gesture
		of
		greeting
	
	This is awkward. Did you mean waved at me?
	Translation error
	I'm not what we call perfectly bilingual.


	
		m|am|is|are
		not
		what
		we
		call
	
	This is awkward. Did you mean \2 \3 you would call?
	Collocation error
	I'm not what we call perfectly bilingual.


	
		
			
				give
			
			consequences|consequence
			
				of|for
			
		
		The usual prepositions to use after "\2" is "of" or 'for' not "\3". For example, 'Think about the consequence of inflation for the economy.' Did you mean of or for?
		Collocation error
		The new labour laws will have consequenceson employees.
	
	
		
			ask
			to
			all
			
			
		
		This is a collocation error. You do not need a preposition after "\1'. Remove it: \1 \3 \4 \5.
		Collocation error
		The new labour laws will have consequenceson employees.
	
	
		
			
				shoot
			
			at
			the
			living|livingroom|kitchen|bedroom|dining
			
		
		This is a collocation error. Use "in" for rooms. Revise: \1 in \3 \4 \5.
		Collocation error
		The new labour laws will have consequenceson employees.
	


	
		
			
			
			invoice
			
				of
			
			
		
		The usual prepositions to use after "\1 \2" is "for" not "of". Did you mean \1 \2 for \4?
		Collocation error
		The new labour laws will have consequenceson employees.
	
	
		
			in
			exchange
			
				of
			
			
		
		The usual prepositions to use after "\1 \2" is "for" not "of". Did you mean \1 \2 for \4?
		Collocation error
		The new labour laws will have consequenceson employees.
	
	
		
			filled|fill|fills|filling
			
			
			of
			
		
		The usual prepositions to use after "\1" is 'with' not "\2" Did you mean \1 \2 \3 with \5 [...]?
		Collocation error
		The new labour laws will have consequenceson employees.
	
	
		
		
			located
			
				on
			
			
			[A-Z][a-z].*
			Street|Road|Blvd|Boulevard|Avenue|Ave|St|Rd
		
		The usual preposition for an exact address is "at" not "on". Did you mean located at \3 
				
			?

		Collocation error
	 
	
		
		
			located
			
				on
			
			
			[A-Z][a-z].*
			[A-Z][a-z]+
			Street|Road|Blvd|Boulevard|Avenue|Ave|St|Rd
		
		The usual preposition for an exact address is "at" not "on". Did you mean located at \3 
				
				
			?

		Collocation error
	 
	
		
		
			
				on
			
			the
			sewers|sewer|hole|pit|middle|center
			
				
			
		
		The usual prepositions to use when surrounded is "in" not "on". Did you mean  in \2 \3?

		Collocation error
	 
	
		
		
			
				on
			
			the
			top|bottom
			right|left
			corner
		
		The usual prepositions to use with a corner "in" not "on". Did you mean  in \2 \3 \4 corner?
		Collocation error
	 


	



Last bit. I hope you find them useful.



	
		
		
			similar
			
				as
			
			a|an
			
			
				be
			
		
		The usual prepositions to use with "similar" is "to" not "as". Did you mean similar to \3 \4?

		Collocation error
	


	
		
		
			kind
			
				with
			
			
		
		The usual preposition to use with "kind" is "to." Did you mean kind to?

		Collocation error
	

	
		
		
			come
			
				in
			
			
			
			office
		
		The words "come in" and "come to" have different meanings. "Come in \3 office" means "have an orgasm in \3 office." "Come to" or "Come into" means "enter." Did you mean come to or come into?

		Collocation error
	 

	
		
		
			motivation
			
				in
			
			study
		
		Do not use "motivation in study." Use a "to" + infinitive form instead. Did you mean motivation to study?

		Collocation error
	 

	
		
		
			
				in
			
			the
			right|left
			hand
			side
		
		The usual prepositions to use when in contact with the side is "on" not "in". Did you mean  on \2 \3 hand \5?

		Collocation error
	 
	
		
		
			
				in
			
			the
			top|bottom
			of
			the
			screen
		
		The usual prepositions to use with bottom or top is "at" not "in". Did you mean  at \2 \3?
		Collocation error
	 




	
		
		
			
			breakfast|lunch|dinner|supper|snack|meal|feast
			
				to
			
			
			
		
		The usual prepositions to use when you do something for the benefit of another person is "for". Did you mean  \2 for \4 \5?

		Collocation error
	 

	
		
			difficult
			to
			
		
		The usual preposition to follow "difficult" is 'for" when followed by a pronoun. "Difficult" and "to" only appear together when "to" forms part of an infinitive structure.  Did you mean \1 for \3?
		Collocation error
		Studying grammar is difficult for me.
		

Hi Nicholas, thanks for your contribution. The <example> is required for us to accept rules, as it’s used in automatic tests. <url> and <short> are indeed optional.

Many thanks Bokomaru. The logic of the rules seems good.

I attach a text file with those. I had to call it .html because the forum does not accept .txt (at least with my permissions). Open it as a text file in notepad/gedit or any other text editor you use. In the browser I guess it won’t work.

bokomaru-temp.html (92.1 KB)

I fixed a few problems, including the example line. This was automated, so<example> still needs to have<marker> tags added and proper suggestion placed inside correction=' '.
This should save you some time editing.

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Thanks! That was kind of you.

Hi Bokomaru,

By now most rules are already integrated. They were a major contribution, as you can see in the changelog.
If you have more rules in the same development state that you want to contribute, just post them. I will try to review them and integrate them gradually in the coming months.

Best regards.

Hi Tiago,

That’s great news! Thanks for helping fix up the rules. LT is important to me, and so I want to help out if I can.

As for more rules, I do have many more to share. Let me see what I can dig up. Would you prefer I post them as preformatted text or attach them as an HTML file?

Best wishes,
Nick

P.S. Please, call me Nick. Bokomaru is just a username.

Hi Nick,

In the internet, I never know if people prefer the alias. Apologies for that.

We are the ones to thank you.

If they compile, it would be better to add them via git, so credit for your contributions remains in the git log.
Anyway, I am adding a line with credits to every rule, so, if it is too much work, or if the rules are not fully compliant with testrules, you can post them here. If it is in an HTML file, then the better.

Best regards,

Tiago