To speak and write good English with high degree of fluency, you must have a total mastery of active fluency verbs which are frequently used by us in our day to day life. It won't help much if you simply know the meanings of these verbs. No, it won't do. Remember, your skill in expressing your ideas, thoughts, and feelings easily and smoothly in English language depends on the good command of these active fluency verbs.
The headwords in this book are all “verbs”. Under each headword we have given a comprehensive list of acceptable “verb + noun” combinations that are common in use. The purpose of this book is to bring to you a very clear idea how these verbs are used in context and what are their various aspects. If you want to be able to use these verbs correctly, it is not enough to know their meaning only. You must also know what nouns they (verbs) can occur with; and also learn how to use the verbs and nouns together in “verb-and-noun” meaningful word groups that are acceptable. Let us understand one example-how the verb “challenge” is used with various “nouns as objects”-
challenge a claim challenge a concept challenge a decision
challenge a law challenge a notion challenge a policy
challenge a report challenge a team challenge a theory
challenge a view challenge a will challenge an allegation
challenge an assumption challenge an idea challenge the authority
challenge the leadership challenge sb to a game / race
You must also learn how “Nouns” are used with these verbs as objects and what common objects they generally take. The meaningful combination of two or more words occurring together often in this way is called “collocation” in linguistics. You will also find all these collocations very useful for all types of conversation. Remember, verbs play a vital role in English and it is important for you to understand them fully and be able to use them correctly. So, master these Active Fluency Verbs if you wish to speak or write English effectively and naturally. To master them, read all collocations Aloud — several times and understand the meanings they convey.