I’ve covered this collocation problem in a previous post. Students’ first language drives them to produce ‘bring an impact to/for‘.
I thought that by writing a song featuring the correct collocation, they might be brainwashed into getting it right next time.
I’ll get back to you when I’ve seen some writing ‘post-song’!
Passive smoking brings negative impact for people who do not smoke.
This is a collocation problem for Indonesians translating “..membawa dampak negatif untuk..”
In English the collocation is:
- Passive smoking has a negative impact on people who do not smoke.
Note! s.th./s.o. has + an impact + on + s.th./s.o.
Using the correct collocation will have a very positive impact on your IELTS score for vocabulary in both speaking and writing!
You can listen to a song featuring ‘impact’ here.