||Hwang, Hyunmi. (2019). A study on the use pattern and semantic analysis of the English delexical verb constructions in the spoken text of the British National Corpus. The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, 27(2), 1-17. The aim of this study is to identify the pattern of the delexical constructions and semantic coherence between delexical verbs and nouns. The semantics of the delexical verb constructions is analyzed focusing on do, give, have, make and take retrieved from the spoken texts of the British National Corpus. The result indicates that the forms identical to those of the main verbs are preferred to the derived forms and among the constructions of have and make are preferred among the delexical verbs combined to the same nouns. Five semantic categories, such as sensory, physical, mental, goal-oriented, and result-driven activities are suggested to classify the semantics of the nouns in the constructions.