Collocations with “Corporate”
Hi English learners. Welcome to a new lesson. How often do you hear the word “corporate” used in different word combinations? Well, I thought it might be useful to go through some commonly used collocations with “corporate” for your better understanding of English.
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A corporation is a large company or a group of companies acting as a single entity. The adjective is corporate; we use it to talk about big companies. You will usually find it in these collocations:
- Corporate assets
- Corporate culture
- Corporate efforts
- Corporate executive/client
- Corporate finance
- Corporate headquarters
- Corporate identity
- Corporate image
- Corporate ladder
Meaning: refers to tangible and intangible property which belong to a company.
- The two executives were criticized for wasting corporate assets.
Meaning: has to do with the way employees in a company think and act.
- Corporate culture is not something you can change easily, butne of the ways could be holding live events.
Meaning: employees of the same company work as a team in order to achieve a common goal.
- Our team made a corporate effort to build trust in a foreign market.
Meaning: a corporate executive is a corporation’s executive officer or any other person responsible for the business of a company, while a corporate client is a person or a company that is a customer of a corporation.
- Corporate executives must be loyal to their companies.
- The company organizes all kinds of events for corporal clients.
Meaning: an area of finance dealing with corporate funding, budgeting, etc.
- Corporate finance is certainly a rewarding career option.
Meaning: the place where the company’s main offices are.
- Martin used to work in our office in Germany, and he is leading the human resources department in the corporate headquarters at the moment.
Meaning: refers to the way the company is presenting itself to the world.
- Our company is working on globalizing its corporate identity.
Meaning: corporate image is similar to corporate identity, but the former refers to the perception the company creates in the public eye.
- Many companies use ad campaigns to improve their corporate image.
Meaning: refers to a company’s hierarchy; you will often hear that employees are climbing the corporate ladders as their careers advance.
- The employees in our company are driven to climb corporate ladders.
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