I wd like to know if the following collocations exist in English language. The non native speakers often use the phrases 1.give answer for ( to answer) 2.give respect for (to respect)

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you can use "give an answer" to answer someone by giving them some information they asked for or describing your answer. for example:

I didn't give him a straight answer.

"give your respects to somebody" it's a kind of polite greeting:

give my respects to your father.

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