List of Idioms - 4

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Forbidden to
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'forbidden to'.
Meaning of the Idiom: not allowed to

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Sheila is forbidden to enter the temple.
Incorrect Usage: Sheila is forbidden from entering the temple.

Idiom 2: Comprises
The correct usage for the word is: 'comprises'
Meaning of the Word: includes

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The menu comprises Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisines.
Incorrect Usage: The menu comprises of Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisines.

Idiom 3: Considered 
The correct usage for the word is 'considered'. The word does not take any preposition.
Meaning of the Word: thought of

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Vicky is considered the most intelligent child in the school.
Incorrect Usage: Vicky is considered to be the most intelligent child in the school.

Idiom 4: Believe to be 
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'believe to be'.
Meaning of the Idiom: to accept as the truth

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: She believes Gita to be the source of all wisdom.
Incorrect Usage: She believes Gita as the source of all wisdom.

Idiom 5: An instance of
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'an instance of'.
Meaning of the Idiom: an example of

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: This proves to be an instance of social injustice.
Incorrect Usage: This proves to be an instance to social injustice.

Make sure you revise these articles every now and then so that you do not forget what you learn. Frequent use of idioms expands your word power and will surely help to grow your vocabulary database exponentially.
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