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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. 

Strong willed

Meaning:

determined to do as one wants even if other people advise against it

Example:

“Mark is very strong willed; it can be very difficult to get him to change his mind once he has decided to do something.”

Strong Argument

Meaning:

Very convincing opinion

Example:

“There is a strong argument here to employ an external consultant to help us work through this problem.”

Strong Commitment

Meaning:

An extreme promise or pledge

Example:

“Our company shows a strong commitment to providing the best customer service.”

Strong opposition

Meaning:

A refusal to change or accept something

Example:

“We are getting strong opposition from the buyer on the current price offer.”

Strong criticism

Meaning:

To harshly judge

Example:

“The company received strong criticism for its environmental record.”

Strong support

Meaning:

To back something with conviction

Example:

“It looks like we have strong support from management on implementing the changes to the staff bonus packages.”

Strong candidate

Meaning:

A very good applicant for a job

Example:

“Sarah seems to be a very strong candidate for the position of VP, she has an amazing amount of experience.”

Strong finish

Meaning:

A very good end to something

Example:

“We are having a strong finish to the end of this financial year. We will definitely hit all of our targets.”

Strong evidence

Meaning:

Very compelling data

Example:

“There is very strong evidence to suggest that the company has been trying to hide losses over a number of years.”

Strong position

Meaning:

Holding an opinion with a lot of conviction

Example:

“Brian is holding a strong position on his view of the changes to the company restructuring.”

Final thoughts

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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Andrew


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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