1. Education

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Collocation Use with Take, Have and Break

The verbs 'take', 'have' and 'break' are among the most common in English and are used with a number of nous as set expressions. It is often true that another verb might make sense, but these combinations are expected by the listener. Each noun is followed by a drop down box. To get the most out of this quiz, decide whether 'take', 'have' or 'break' should be used with the noun listed. For even more practice, make sure to write example sentences to practice these expressions.

Take Have Break
a break

a leg

a headache

a window

a haircut

an exam

a seat


the law

a holiday

a taxi

a world record

someone's heart

a bath

someone's temperature

a relationship

a look

a promise

a chance

a drink

the rules



a habit

the ice

a rest

a rest

someone's place

the news to someone

a problem

Combinations with Take, Have and Break

Combinations with Catch, Pay and Keep

Combinations with Save, Find and Go

Combinations with Come, Get and Feel

Combinations with Miss, Get, Do and Make

See More About
Explore English as 2nd Language
By Category
    eslEnglish as 2nd LanguageeducationEducationaf50486c0f0001877480cf6eaf50486c0f000287748046eahttp://esl.about.comod526F6F742205liveKenneth Beareeslguide39g0004lzNIP11970-01-0110/od/index.htm0526F6F741approved/od
  1. About.com
  2. Education
  3. English as 2nd Language

©2017 About.com. All rights reserved.