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living things

This page is about the collocation living things

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

all things that are alive, incl. microorganisms, plants, animals, etc.

For example

  • Biology is the study of living things.

  • All living things depend on each other for their survival, including human beings.

Quick Quiz

Which come from living things?

a. opals

b. pearls

c. diamonds

Contributor: Matt Errey