English has certain words that almost always go together. For example:
Reading that list, most native speakers will expect to see "havoc", "pain", and "superior" respectively. While you could "wreak destruction", that usage is very uncommon compared to "wreak havoc".
My primary question: Is there a name for this kind of word relationship?
- Is there a reason this happens in our language?
- Can you list any other examples of these pairs?
Funny side note: Not knowing what to call this concept makes it a little tricky to pick meaningful tags.