Collocations with Account- 1

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Collocations with Account- 1

Account

noun

description

 

ADJECTIVE

brief, short –

blow-by-blow (informal), comprehensive, detailed, full, graphic –

.He gave us a blow-by-blow account of the incident

fascinating, vivid –

accurate, clear, factual, true –

eyewitness, first-hand, personal –

glowing, good –

.She received a glowing account of her son’s progress

media, news (AmE), newspaper –

.the newspaper account of the trial

fictional, fictionalized –

autobiographical –

historical –

biblical –

 

VERB + ACCOUNT

(give (sb), offer, provide (sb with), write (sb –

?Can you give us an account of what happened

publish –

 

PREPOSITION

in an/the account –

.Dr Richards describes this very well in his account of the events

PHRASES

(by all accounts (= according to what people say –

.I’ve never been there, but it’s a beautiful place by all accounts

by sb’s own account –

.By his own account he had an unhappy childhood

 

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