Ten Collocations with the word “Strong”
We often use the word “strong” in collocations with words that are related to facts and opinions. Giving opinions is an essential skill in business, so with that being said, today I am going to teach you ten collocations that use the word “strong” that you can use in your next business meeting.
Remember, collocations are very common in most languages. They are words that naturally go together. Collocating the incorrect word can make your English sound strange, and less native/fluent. Therefore, it is important to know the correct collocations to ensure you sound just like a native English speaker.
determined to do as one wants even if other people advise against it
“Mark is very strong willed; it can be very difficult to get him to change his mind once he has decided to do something.”
Very convincing opinion
“There is a strong argument here to employ an external consultant to help us work through this problem.”
An extreme promise or pledge
“Our company shows a strong commitment to providing the best customer service.”
A refusal to change or accept something
“We are getting strong opposition from the buyer on the current price offer.”
To harshly judge
“The company received strong criticism for its environmental record.”
To back something with conviction
“It looks like we have strong support from management on implementing the changes to the staff bonus packages.”
A very good applicant for a job
“Sarah seems to be a very strong candidate for the position of VP, she has an amazing amount of experience.”
A very good end to something
“We are having a strong finish to the end of this financial year. We will definitely hit all of our targets.”
Very compelling data
“There is very strong evidence to suggest that the company has been trying to hide losses over a number of years.”
Holding an opinion with a lot of conviction
“Brian is holding a strong position on his view of the changes to the company restructuring.”
There you have my ten collocations with the word “strong” that you can use in your next business interaction.
Please feel free to comment below and add your collocations to the list above.
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