value collocations

value collocations


hold value

The value of most cars depreciates quite quickly, but sports cars tend to hold their value well.

offer value

Everything is included in the price. This holiday certainly offers value for money.

depend on value

The exact value of the vase will depend on its condition. You can expect around 3000$ if it’s in perfect condition.

assess value

When we decide to sell our house, an estate agent came round to assess the value of the property.

fell value

The value of the pound fell against the dollar and other major currencies yesterday.

sentimental value

It’s a not an expensive watch, but it’s of great sentimental value to me. It belonged to my grandfather.

nutritional value

A lot of junk food is tasty, but much of it has no nutritional value whatsoever.

novelty value

The game has a certain novelty value – it’s new and interesting – but I think people will get bored with it quite quickly.

shock value

That scene wasn’t necessary in the film. I think it was included purely for its shock value.


People from the same culture tend to share similar values. Maybe this is less true today that it used to be.

Older people tend to regret the loss of traditional values. But they often forget that the ‘good old days’ were often not very good.

The main political parties say they stand for family values. It’s an easy thing to say!

Lots of people reject middle-class values as not relevant to them.


face value

Tickets were changing hands at many times their face value. I had to pay 20$ for a 5 $ ticket.

great value

The thieves took a few small things, but nothing of great value.

market value

I had to sell my car well below its market value. It was worth a lot more than I got for it.

street value

Last night customs officers at Heathrow airport seized drugs with an estimated street value of 5$ million.

incalculable value

These ancient painting are of incalculable value. It’s simply impossible to put a price on them.

original value

The present value of these shares is 4000$ - they’re now worth ten times their original value.



  • Value is often used to talk about something important or useful:

I don’t think parents should set too high a value exam results.

The discovery of these old letters will be of great value to historians.

  • Note the following preposition + value phrases:

Jewellery to the value of three pounds was stolen.

The pound dropped in value yesterday.

Their house has increased in value by about 20,000$.

Do not leave any articles of value in your hotel room.

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