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What are the most common collocations with the verb "seek" in Business English? (with practice exercises)

Updated: Apr 11

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Most common collocations with the verb "seek" in Business English

This article explores the most common collocations with the verb "seek" in Business English. Using appropriate collocations is crucial for clarity and understanding. Knowing and using collocations correctly can help professionals communicate more effectively in various business situations.


Let's start with the definition:

SEEK (sought, sought) = to try to find or obtain something

Keep in mind that "seek" and the phrases associated with the verb are formal expressions commonly used in professional contexts.


Here are several collocations with the verb "seek":


SEEK HELP

= to ask for help


Employees should remember that it's okay to seek help from professional counselors, especially during difficult times.


Scroll down to listen to the example sentences.


SEEK APPROVAL

= if you seek approval from someone, that means you want the other person to say that you are right or that you are doing something correctly


He always seeks approval from his peers before making any important decisions.


SEEK DAMAGES

= to claim financial compensation for harm or injuries that have been caused by a person or company as a result of their actions


He sought damages for the injuries he sustained in the car accident in 2023. A year later he was awarded $70,000 in damages.


SEEK PERMISSION

= to contact an organization/ person and ask them if you can do a certain thing, such as use their copyrighted material, enter a restricted area, use company resources for personal projects, etc.


Before using the company's logo, make sure to seek permission from the marketing department.


SEEK EMPLOYMENT/ WORK

= to look for a job


After completing his degree, he's actively seeking employment in the marketing industry.


SEEK LEGAL ADVICE

= to consult a lawyer for guidance on legal issues or questions


She was aware of the potential implications, so she sought legal advice before signing the contract.


SEEK OPPORTUNITIES

= to look for chances to improve things in personal or professional life


Michael is determined and ambitious. He attends networking events and enrolls in training courses actively seeking opportunities for professional development.



Listen to the example sentences, fill in the gaps, and repeat.




Fill in the blanks.


1.Before using the copyrighted material in your project, you need to seek p_____ from the copyright holder.

2. When someone causes harm to you or your property, you have the right to seek d_____.

3. If you are actively seeking new o_____, the fair in Boston is a great chance to connect with industry leaders and expand your professional network.

4. Pharmaceutical companies have to seek a_____ from regulatory agencies before introducing new drugs.

5. The construction company sought legal a_____ to understand their rights and responsibilities.



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Answers


1.Before using the copyrighted material in your project, you need to see permission from the copyright holder.

2. When someone causes harm to you or your property, you have the right to seek damages.

3. If you are actively seeking new opportunities, the fair in Boston is a great chance to connect with industry leaders and expand your professional network.

4. Pharmaceutical companies have to seek approval from regulatory agencies before introducing new drugs.

5. The construction company sought legal advice to understand their rights and responsibilities.


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