List of Idioms - 22

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Except for
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'except for'
Meaning of the Idiom: other than

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: This car is classy except for the high price. 
Incorrect Usage: This car is classy except the high price.

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Idiom 2: Expect to
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'expect to'

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The politicians are expected to work towards the betterment of the country.
Incorrect Usage: The politicians are expected that they should work towards the betterment of the country.

Idiom 3: Expect x of y
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'expect x of y'
Meaning of the Idiom: to anticipate that someone will do something

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The manager expected better of Adam.
Incorrect Usage: The manager expected better from Adam.

Idiom 4: Expect from
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'expect from'
Meaning of the Idiom: to be waiting for something from someone

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: He was expecting a surprise from his wife.
Incorrect Usage: He was expecting a surprise of his wife.

Idiom 5: Expend on
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'expend on'
Meaning of the Idiom: spend on

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Do not expend much time on this work.
Incorrect Usage: Do not expend much time for this work.

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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