report collocations

report collocations


publish report

The committee are due to publish their long-awaited report on the health service next week.

deny report

A spokesman refused either to confirm or deny the reports that bank rates were about to rise.

give report

I’ve got to give a report on our financial situation to the board meeting on Friday.

highlight report

The report highlights some of the problems in schools today. In particular, it identifies the main causes of violence and lack of discipline.

recommend report

The report calls for a total ban on smoking in night clubs. It also recommends that all buildings be fitted with smoke detectors.

blame report

Initial reports blame the train driver for the accident, but the official report released yesterday exonerated the driver from all responsibility.

live report

In a few minutes we hope to bring you a live report from the games in Australia via satellite.

detailed report

A detailed and in-depth report on the Prime Minister’s resignation will follow shortly.

biased report

The government complained that the BBC’s reports of the war were biased. It expected the BBC’s reporting to be objective and impartial.

eye-witness report

The version of events given by the army was contradicted by eye-witness reports from locals.

damning report

The committee published a damning report on the running of the company. In particular, it is highly critical of senior management.

unconfirmed report

Unconfirmed reports said that at least eighty people had been killed in riots. However, a government spokesman claimed that these reports were greatly exaggerated.

recommendation in report

The government has accepted the key recommendation in Lord Talbot’s recently published report on drug-taking among school-age children.

copy of the report

I will send you a copy of the report as soon as it is ready.

content of the report

There will be an investigation to find out who leaked the contents of the report to the press.

publication of the report

The government has seceded that publication of the report would be contrary to the public interest.

touch to report

I spent all morning putting the finishing touches to my report.

light of report

The company will have to revise some of its health and safety procedures in the light of this report.


Turn into Radio 4 while driving – the traffic and weather reports are always up to the minute.

The judge will delay his verdict until he receives a medical report on the offender.

Can you give us a progress report on what has happened so far?

The chairman of the company presented the annual report to the shareholders.

She dismissed the newspaper reports of the break-up of her marriage as pure speculation.



  • Note these expressions:

According to news reports, there was only one survivor.

We’re getting reports from the scene of the crash that about 20 cars were involved.

  • You may hear this on the television news:

The following report contains images which some viewers may find upsetting.

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