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May 19, 2020

15 noun to noun business collocations

15 noun - noun business collocations


Welcome to another episode of The Art of Business English podcast. This week we are going to look at 15 noun to noun collocations that you can use in your every day business English. 


Collocations are very commonly used in the English language, they are words that naturally go together to form expressions that we use in our every day working lives. 


It is safe to say, that if you want to improve your business English then you need to improve your knowledge and use of collocations. 


Collocations come in many forms, and over the next couple of weeks I will be showing you some commonly used variations of collocations, so that you can master your speaking. 


To sum up, this week we will dive in and look at 15 noun to noun collocations that you can easily to start incorporate into your vocabulary bank. 



Market forces

​​He predicted that market forces will continue to reform the current system.

​Sales figures

​​He declined to give sales figures.

​​​Customer service

​​Good customer service is one of the main reason’s customers keep coming back.

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​A Price war

​​​​The best time to book your plane ticket is when airlines are having a price war.

​Brand name

​​​Many people will only buy brand name products.

​Business model

​​​​Let’s review the success other companies have had using a business model like this one.

​​Customer base

​​​​The sporty design of this watch will appeal to a young customer base.

​Market leader

​​​​We must work much harder this year to maintain our position as the market leader.

​​Product launch

​It seems the best time for a product launch of beverages is in April, just before summer
begins.

​​Advertising agency

​​​​The advertising agency rang up 1.4 billion dollars in yearly sales.

​Advertising campaign

​​​​The recent advertising campaign has had a marked effect on sales.

​​Age discrimination

​Many employers have recognized that age discrimination is unfair.

​Balance sheet

​​​​Rolls-Royce needed a strong balance sheet

​Bank loan

​​​​A bank loan helped to set him up in business

​​Sales report

​​​​Don’t forget to include last year’s figures in your sales report as well.

Final thoughts

There you have my list of 15 commonly used collocations in business. As you can see each one is formed by using a mixture of two nouns together, thereby changing the meaning of each individual noun to create a new meaning. 


Understanding collocations in context is the key to making them work. Additionally, you will want to make sure you can pronounce them correctly. If you want to learn 500 more collocations for business, plus how to pronounce them, then grab a copy of my eBook below.


Make sure you don't miss next week's episode where I take a look at verb to noun collocations for business. See you all then. 

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Andrew is the CEO and founder of the Art of Business English. Besides teaching and coaching native Spanish speakers in Business English, he is also passionate about mountain biking, sailing and healthy living. When He is not working, Andrew loves to spend time with his family and friends.

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