Collocations With The Word Share

Collocations are words that usually go together in English.

Here we are going to look at words that go with 'share' to make useful and popular expressions you will hear in social and professional contexts.

Fair share

A 'fair share' is the amount of something that somebody is entitled to or deserves. Often preceded by 'more than (your)'.


  • I'm not asking for much. I just want my fair share of the profits.
  • You are not getting anymore. You've already had more than your fair share.
  • I was sad to hear Mary's husband died. She's already had to deal with more than her fair share of grief.

A shareholder

'A shareholder' is somebody who owns one or more shares of stock in a company.


  • At the AGM, the CEO answered questions from disgruntled shareholders about the direction the company was heading in.
  • That business is going to take off very soon. You should become a shareholder while you still can.
  • Shareholders will be voting on the proposed takeover sometime in the next week.

Equal share

An 'equal share' is the same value or amount of something that somebody else or others are getting.


  • As your partner, I expect an equal share of the profits.
  • The will was made so that each one of Jane's children got an equal share of her fortune.
  • There's no way I'm giving you an equal share of the business. I've done most of the work!

Share (thoughts/a secret/feelings) with (somebody)

When you 'share thoughts/a secret/feelings' with somebody', you open up to or tell them about it.


  • Why don't you share your thoughts on the proposal with the boss? I'm sure she'd like to hear them.
  • Sharing a secret with Carol would be a big mistake. She gossips too much.
  • I wasn't happy with the way Henry handled the situation, and I shared my feelings about it with him this morning.


If you 'share something out', you divide it between two or more people. You can use this as a noun (share-out).


  • There was a dispute over the share-out of the profits. Some people felt that they were being shortchanged. 
  • The company will be sharing out £1 million in bonuses to senior staff.

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