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welcome change

This page is about the collocation welcome change

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a pleasant or long-awaited change

For example

  • It was a cold winter, so the warm weather made a welcome change.

  • After working there for twenty years, a change was more welcome than ever.

Note:
Other collocations with "welcome" as an adjective include "welcome sight", "welcome relief", "welcome addition", "welcome news", "welcome surprise", etc.

Quick Quiz

Having nothing to do made a welcome change. I

a. hadn't been welcoming enough

b. had been working too much

c. hadn't been busy for ages

Contributor: Matt Errey