column collocations and examples

 UK /ˈkɒləm/

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1

a long line of people, vehicles, smoke etc


Adjectives frequently used with column
armoured, marchingWe passed marching columns of prisoners-of-war.
Nouns frequently used after column of
something rising up: air, smoke, waterOver to the west, a column of smoke was rising into the air.people or vehicles: tanks, troopsFirst-generation warfare was the era of massed lines and columns of troops.
Nouns + of frequently used before column
headThe 4th King’s Own regiment was at the head of the column.
2

a long line of people, vehicles, smoke etc


Adjectives frequently used with column
armoured, marchingWe passed marching columns of prisoners-of-war.
Nouns frequently used after column of
something rising up: air, smoke, waterOver to the west, a column of smoke was rising into the air.people or vehicles: tanks, troopsFirst-generation warfare was the era of massed lines and columns of troops.
Nouns + of frequently used before column
headThe 4th King’s Own regiment was at the head of the column.
3

a regular article in a newspaper or magazine


Adjectives frequently used with column
editorial, fortnightly, monthly, regular, weeklyHe writes a weekly column for The Independent.
Nouns frequently used before column
advice, agony, comment, correspondence, gossip, leader, letter, newspaper, opinionTo get a balanced view of a story, try and read articles and opinion columns from different political perspectives.
Nouns frequently used after column
inchesThis story amused many and generated lots of column inches.
 
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