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follow a pattern

This page is about the collocation follow a pattern

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

happen in a regular way, or according to a pattern

For example

  • Economic development follows a similar pattern in most countries.

  • After noticing that the crimes were following a pattern, we were able to solve them.

Note:
A related collocation is "follow a routine"

Quick Quiz

Which sequence follows the most obvious pattern?

a. 3, 6, 9, 12, 15

b. 3, 5, 7, 10, 12

c. 3, 7, 9, 14, 15

Contributor: Matt Errey