Collocation – Time

1. He worked on fixing the computer for two compact / solid / tight hours before giving up and
calling tech support.

 
 
 

2. He’s always in a press / quick / rush; he never has time to chat.

 
 
 

3. I have a consuming / grueling / ungodly schedule this semester – classes from Monday to
Friday, 7 AM to 7 PM!

 
 
 

4. I left / spent / took the assignment to the last minute and then stayed up all night to write it.

 
 
 

5. In my rush / spare / stick time, I like to read.

 
 
 

6. Organizing all these files is very time- consuming / pressing / falling; I wish I had someone to
help me.

 
 
 

7. Sarah cut back on / got ahead with / stuck to her hours as she entered her eighth month of
pregnancy.

 
 
 

8. She’s a fitness nut; she passes / runs / spends ten hours a week at the gym.

 
 
 

9. Leave / Take / Waste as much time as you need to review this information – we don’t need a
response right away.

 
 
 

10. The amount / quantity / portion of time my daughter spends on her cell phone is unbelievable.

 
 
 

11. The company is offering training in time administration / commitment / management to
improve the efficiency of its staff.

 
 
 

12. There is a strict deadline / limit / period for the delivery of this shipment – it must arrive by
January 1, otherwise we’ll lose the contract.

 
 
 

13. There’s a slowdown on highway I-84 due to rush hour / time / span traffic

 
 
 

14. We’ve fallen back / before / behind on our English lessons; the class is on Lesson 10 but we’re
on Lesson 6.

 
 
 

15. You need to schedule your dentist appointment two weeks in advance / ahead / forward.

 
 
 

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