Using Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score – Key Word: a great deal of
Key Word: a great deal of
A great deal of + noun
Deal – used on its own – is not a common word, but a great deal of is used in many different situations.
Complete the sentences with these words:
time and effort
- Fox-hunting is a sport which arouses a great deal of ____________ in the UK.
- This job requires a great deal of ____________. You can’t relax for a minute.
- We have invested a great deal of ____________ in setting up this meeting. I hope it was all worth it in the end.
- Her decision to give up her baby for adoption came after a great deal of ___________ . She spent weeks thinking about it, but in the end she knew she wouldn’t be able to cope.
- You’ve caused me a great deal of extra ____________ . Try not to make any mistakes next time.
- There has been a great deal of ____________ surrounding the team captain’s arrest for drunk driving.
- There is undoubtedly a great deal of ____________ in your arguments, but I still can’t agree with you.
- You’ve really gone to a great deal of ____________ for us. We don’t know if we’ll ever be able to thank you enough.
- time and effort
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