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Set expression 'sore throat'



 
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Set expression 'sore throat' #1 (permalink) Fri Aug 24, 2007 21:46 pm   Set expression 'sore throat'
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #57 "Chit Chat: At the pub", question 10

Deborah: Yes, that's right. He's not talking today because he's got a ......... throat.

(a) sick
(b) sore
(c) ill
(d) hurt

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #57 "Chit Chat: At the pub", answer 10

Deborah: Yes, that's right. He's not talking today because he's got a sore throat.

Correct answer: (b) sore

Your answer was: incorrect
Deborah: Yes, that's right. He's not talking today because he's got a sick throat.
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the 'sore throat' is a set expression?

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Set expression 'sore throat' #2 (permalink) Fri Aug 24, 2007 23:35 pm   Set expression 'sore throat'
 

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Yes, or somewhere between a set expression and a high collocation. We have sore throats and sore backs, or back pains, and stomachaches and toothaches, and shoulder pains and aches, and sore shoulders, etc.
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