Comment collocations

Comment collocations


have comment

Do you have any comment on the situation, Mr. President?

make comment

I entirely agree with the comments you made about the state of the underground system.

invite comment

The council has invited comments from residents about the plans for the new shopping center.

apologize for comment

The interviewer made some rather rude remarks to the Prime Minister’s wife. He later publicly apologized for his comments.

appreciate comment

I would appreciate any comments you might have on my work. All comments and suggestions will be gratefully received.

pass comment

No one in the office has dared pass a comment on my new hair color. I think they’re all afraid to upset me!

fair comment

Ok, you’re right. That’s fair comment. I could have played better. I just wasn’t on top form.

further comment

Everything my client has to say on this matter is contained in the press release. She has no further comment to make at this stage.

nasty comment

Your husband passed some very nasty comments about my wife’s appearance at the party. I hope he will apologize.

passing comment

I think Pete’s ideas are important and they deserve more than a passing comment.

sarcastic comment

My boss isn’t nasty or unpleasant, but he has a habit of making slightly sarcastic my accent. Why does he do this, I wonder?

helpful comment

My tutor made some very helpful comments on my essay – they were apt and to the point.

last comment

Ignore my last comment. I wasn’t thinking properly!

sad comment

Last night’s program about homeless people in our cities was a sad comment on the current state of our society.


Note these comment + verb collocations:

  • Her comments provoked an uncharacteristic outburst of anger from the Prime Minister.
  • The manager’s comments do not represent the views of many of us, I for one, disagree strongly.

Note the following prepositional phrases:

  • The minister at the center of the scandal was unavailable for comment last night.
  • I was surprised when she accepted his decision without comment.

Note how we tell people that we do not wish to talk about something:

  • When asked if he was about to resign, the chairman replied ‘No comment’.

Note the verbs we use to describe our reactions to comments:

  • Her comments offended me deeply.
  • I was secretly pleased by his comments.

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