VERBS be, look, seem | become | consider sth, regard sth as, view sth as It is now regarded as normal for women to work outside the home.
ADV. very | completely, perfectly, quite It started out as a perfectly normal day. | fairly, near, pretty I'd say it was pretty normal to be upset if your house burned down.
PREP. for The temperature is near normal for spring.
PHRASES as normal First work out the answers as normal. | in the normal way Go for your check-ups in the normal way until you are six months pregnant. | in/under normal circumstances Under normal circumstances Martin would probably have gone to university. | sb's normal self Mandy doesn't seem her normal self today.
VERB + NORMAL be/go back to, return to After a week of festivities, life returned to normal.
PREP. above ~ The rainfall has been above normal for the time of year. | below ~ Sales to December are well below normal. | near ~ His pulse rate had slowed to somewhere near normal.