List of Idioms - 21

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Escape from
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'escape from'
Meaning of the Idiom: run away from

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: He escaped from the mental asylum.
Incorrect Usage: He escaped off the mental asylum.

Idiom 2: Escape notice
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'escape notice'
Meaning of the Idiom: To go unnoticed

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: My previous request seems to have escaped your notice.
Incorrect Usage: My previous request seems to have not come into your notice.

Idiom 3: Essential to
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'essential to'
Meaning of the Idiom: Important for

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Water is essential to our existence.
Incorrect Usage: Water is essential for our existence.

Idiom 4: Estimated to be
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'estimated to be'
Meaning of the Idiom: the approximate cost of something

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The cost of the project is estimated to be quite a lot.
Incorrect Usage: The cost of the project is estimated at quite a lot.

Idiom 5: Estimated at
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'estimated at'
Meaning of the Idiom: used to denote the place where the estimation was done

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The costs involved in the projected were estimated at the company's headquarters.
Incorrect Usage: The costs involved in the projected were estimated in the company's headquarters.

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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