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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

So when I first set out to work on task allocation, my first question was, "What's the relationship between the ants doing different tskas? Does it meattr to the foragers what the nest mcnietnaane workers are doing? Does it matter to the midden woerkrs what the patrollers are doing?" And I was working in the context of a view of ant colonies in which each ant was somehow dedicated to its task from birth and sort of performed independently of the others, knowing its place on the assembly line. And instead I wanted to ask, "How are the different task groups interdependent?"

## Open Cloze

So when I first set out to work on task allocation, my first question was, "What's the relationship between the ants doing different _____? Does it ______ to the foragers what the nest ___________ workers are doing? Does it matter to the midden _______ what the patrollers are doing?" And I was working in the context of a view of ant colonies in which each ant was somehow dedicated to its task from birth and sort of performed independently of the others, knowing its place on the assembly line. And instead I wanted to ask, "How are the different task groups interdependent?"

1. matter
2. maintenance
4. workers

## Original Text

So when I first set out to work on task allocation, my first question was, "What's the relationship between the ants doing different tasks? Does it matter to the foragers what the nest maintenance workers are doing? Does it matter to the midden workers what the patrollers are doing?" And I was working in the context of a view of ant colonies in which each ant was somehow dedicated to its task from birth and sort of performed independently of the others, knowing its place on the assembly line. And instead I wanted to ask, "How are the different task groups interdependent?"

## Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
nest maintenance 19
maintenance workers 15
nest entrance 7
ant colonies 5
midden workers 5
colony size 3
workers performing 3
study site 2
mating flight 2
ant starts 2
worker ants 2
colony manages 2
extra ants 2
ants working 2
extra nest 2
numbers performing 2
maintenance work 2
fiber optics 2
optics microscope 2
interaction patterns 2

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collocation frequency
nest maintenance workers 15
extra nest maintenance 2
nest maintenance work 2
fiber optics microscope 2

## Important Words

1. allocation
2. ant
3. ants
4. assembly
5. birth
6. colonies
7. context
8. dedicated
9. foragers
10. groups
11. independently
12. interdependent
13. knowing
14. line
15. maintenance
16. matter
17. midden
18. nest
19. patrollers
20. performed
21. place
22. question
23. relationship
24. set
25. sort
28. view
29. wanted
30. work
31. workers
32. working