acclaim collocation


Hi friends
Recently somethings occurred
I have a question about acclaim
Is it true to say in common conversation

I earned acclaim
I gained acclaim
Or its true just in collocation form
Thanks all
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    The Corpus of Contemporary American English will give you a list of collocations for a particular word. According to them, they are (in American English), among others:

    Won, received, earned, garnered, gained, achieved

    We really need to see a complete sentence to help you with a specific choice English has many synonyms and the collocation often relates to the connotations of a particular word.

    Hermione Golightly

    Senior Member
    British English
    true to say in common conversation
    Hi Hamid
    I doubt I have ever used 'acclaim' in everyday conversation and it's eespecially unlikely if I were talking about my own achievements, which would sound like boasting. Of course if I had won a Nobel prize for something I'd done I might mention that 'my work has won international acclaim'.
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