Collocations with “Opportunity”

Hello English learners. Welcome to a new lesson. We will look at collocations with “opportunity”.

The noun opportunity refers to a chance to do something or a situation when it is possible and easy to do something.

Here is the list of the most common collocations and phrases with opportunity:

  • Get an opportunity
  • Take/use the opportunity
  • Seize/grasp the opportunity
  • Give somebody the opportunity
  • Opportunity for
  • An opportunity comes up
  • An opportunity arises
  • Golden opportunity
  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
  • Missed opportunity
  • A photo opportunity
  • A window of opportunity

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Collocations with "Opportunity"
Collocations with “Opportunity”

Get an opportunity

Meaning: to be allowed to do something you think is a good thing to do.

  • Sara got an opportunity to travel abroad on business and she decided to take it.

Take/use the opportunity

Meaning: to do something you are given a chance to do.

  • We hope that you will take the opportunity to visit our town.
  • Mark used the opportunity to meet up with some old friends while he was in Leeds.

Grasp/seize the opportunity

Meaning: to take an opportunity eagerly.

  • Sandra grasped the opportunity to work in the US
  • One has to learn to seize the opportunity when it comes up.

Give somebody the opportunity

Meaning: to allow someone to do something.

  • The headteacher gave the children the opportunity to express their opinion on the matter.

Opportunity for

  • The new job will be a great opportunity for Monica to show her skills.

An opportunity comes up

Meaning: when you get a chance to do something.

  • I planned to change jobs when an opportunity came up to work for a multinational.
Collocations with "Opportunity"
Collocations with “Opportunity”

An opportunity arises

Meaning: a chance arises.

  • If the opportunity arises, I’ll go and talk to my boss about the promotion.

A golden opportunity

Meaning: a good opportunity to do something you’d love to.

  • Chloe had a golden opportunity to be a caretaker of a tropical island in the Pacific.

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Meaning: an opportunity you will get only once, the one you should take advantage of.

  • Working on nature conservation in the South Pole was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and Brian decided to use it.

Missed opportunity

Meaning: an opportunity you didn’t use.

  • Not buying that cheap flat in the city centre was a missed opportunity Sara will regret forever.

A photo opportunity

Meaning: a chance to take a photo of someone or something.

  • Professional photographers use every photo opportunity they can.

A window of opportunity

Meaning: a time when you have a chance to do something.

  • They always kept their cameras with them in case a window of opportunity opens to shoot the surrounding.

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Collocations with "Opportunity"
Collocations with “Opportunity”

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