discussion collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈskʌʃ(ə)n/

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a conversation about something, usually something important


Adjectives frequently used with discussion
long or detailed: detailed, extensive, full, in-depth, lengthy, long, ongoingWe can put you in touch with relevant tutors for more detailed discussion of available courses.short: briefThe Committee then held a brief discussion about the content of an application under Article 14.general: generalHe tried to draw everyone into a general discussion.informal: informalI have had informal discussions with the project manager and she is optimistic that they will complete the project by September.describing the character of the discussion: constructive, frank, heated, interesting, lively, open, seriousThe two talks were followed by very lively discussion in the seminar room.taking place on the Internet: onlineIt is recommended that you have regular access to a computer so that you can get involved in online discussions.
Nouns frequently used before discussion
class, group, panel, round-tableStudents will be expected to take part in class discussions.
Verbs frequently used with discussion
have a discussion: have, holdWe are currently having discussions about what exactly we will put on the site.take part in a discussion: be involved in, engage in, enter into, join in, participate in, take part inHe was pleasant and entered into the discussions along with everyone else.encourage a discussion to take place: encourage, facilitate, initiate, promote, prompt, provoke, stimulateHumour is used to stimulate discussions and writing.start or continue a discussion: begin, continue, open, startWe have started discussions with the council about the future of the racecourse, but we are at the very early stages of consultation.
Verbs that frequently follow discussion
when a discussion takes place or continues: continue, ensue, take placeDetailed discussions have taken place with the Department of Health at the highest level.when a discussion ends or after something happens: conclude, follow, summarizeThe working group has been set up to conclude discussions by next June.be the main person in a discussion: dominate, guide, leadThere was a general discussion led by Professor Ward in relation to the library development.what a discussion is about: centre on something, focus on somethingThe fact that the discussion centred largely on drug abuse is a reflection of the level of public concern on the issue.
 
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