result collocations

result collocations


predict result

With both France and Italy playing well it is difficult to predict the result of the match between the two teams.

await result

He is anxiously awaiting the results of medical tests.

depend on result

I don’t know if I will be going to university next year. Everything depends on the results of my examinations.

see result

This new diet relies on eating less food in order to obtain results. I’ve been following the diet for a month and I’m just beginning to see some results.

have result

Have you had the results of your blood test yet?

know result

I finished my exams yesterday, but I won’t know the results for a month. It’s going to be a nail-biting time until I hear the results.

results indicate

Early results indicate that the government will be turned to power with a big majority.

results confirm

The results of the tests confirmed my worst fears – I’m losing my sight.

results exceed

We’re delighted at the results our students achieved. These results exceeded all our expectations.

results support

The results of these latest experiments seem to support the theory that music can help people to think better. I think I’ll start listening to Mozart while I’m doing my homework!

results represent

These results represent a major breakthrough in the treatment of AIDS.

results prove

I don’t think these latest results prove that one school is better than any other.

direct result

There was little the doctors could do to save the woman. She died as a direct result of the injuries she received in the crash.

disastrous result

I tried to put up a bookshelf with disastrous results! I only succeeded in making two large holes in the wall!

end result

I’m not quite sure what the end result of all these meeting is. I just hope that something constructive will come out of it!

inevitable result

Long traffic jams were the inevitable result of the decision to ban cars from the city centre. 

best result

For best results, bake the pie at a low temperature.

disappointing result

The team should have done much better – what a disappointing result!



  • Note these common expressions:

There is no fixed salary. Your income will be decided on the basis of the results that you achieve.

In view of these poor result, it is impossible for us to consider a pay rise at this time.

  • Notice this adjective collocation:

I’m sure we can achieve the desired result.

  • Note these two common expressions:

Stephen wasn’t at school last week – with the result that he missed a couple of important exams.

Jane was ill and, as a result, she missed the party.

  • Note these common noun collocations:

Examination results

A surprise result

Election result

The football result

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