I am looking for a top list of the most frequent collocations in English.

The desirable size of the list is more than 1000 items.

The best that I found so far is this collocations list by EnglishClub.
It is a good list with descriptions, however, it is sorted by alphabet, not by frequency of usage.

Please advise where I can find such a list.

  • Why do you care about raw collocations (vs idiomatic coloquializations)?
    – amI
    Commented Aug 19, 2016 at 20:30
  • Because collocations it is essential part of English. I'd like just to have the top list of most usable. But as I can see it is not easy to find. The easiest way is just to took some book like Collocations in use. Commented Aug 21, 2016 at 8:04

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Here is one that looks well-researched (starting on p. 214 with the appendix): The high frequency collocations of spoken and written English

This one is only for spoken English: Beyond single words - The most frequent collocations in spoken English

  • Thanks, actually I've already came across these ones. I'd like to find the longer with number of collocations around several thousands (3k-4k) Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 19:47

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