List of Idioms - 14

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Contrast X with Y
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'Contrast X with Y'
Meaning of the Idiom: compare two dissimilar things which complement each other

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: She is contrasting her red lipstick with the white shirt. 
Incorrect Usage: She is contrasting her red lipstick to the white shirt.

Idiom 2: Correlate with
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'Correlate with'
Meaning of the Idiom: to match or equate with something.

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The plot doesn't correlate with the settings.
Incorrect Usage: The plot doesn't correlate to the settings.

Idiom 3: Count on
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'count on'
Meaning of the Idiom: depend on

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Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: We cannot count on her in hard times.
Incorrect Usage: We cannot count in her in hard times.

Idiom 4: Credited with
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'credited with'
Meaning of the Idiom: credit a person with accomplishment

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Edison is credited with the discovery of light.
Incorrect Usage: Edison is credited for discovery of light.

Idiom 5: Credited to
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'credited to'
Meaning of the Idiom: credit accomplishment to a person

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The business man credits his success to his wife.
Incorrect Usage: The business man credits his success on his wife.

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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