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essential services

This page is about the collocation essential services

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

basic services like water, electricity, postal services, medical care, free education, etc.

For example

  • When I was young, the government provided most essential services.

  • After essential services were privatized, profits were more important than providing affordable services.

Quick Quiz

Essential services like water supply and power are

a. needed by everyone

b. given away to everyone

c. taken away from everyone

Contributor: Matt Errey