List of Idioms - 8

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Ask for

The correct usage for the idiom is: 'ask for'

Meaning of the Idiom: to try to obtain by requesting

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:

Correct Usage: Sita asked for help in her project work.

Incorrect Usage: Sita asked of help in her project work.

Idiom 2: Associate with

The correct usage for the idiom is: 'associate with'

Meaning of the Idiom: to be friendly with someone

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:

Correct Usage: Jean likes to associate with resourceful people.

Incorrect Usage: Jean likes to associate among resourceful people.

Idiom 3: Attend to

The correct usage for the idiom is: 'attend to'

Meaning of the Idiom: to take care of the needs of someone or something

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:

Correct Usage: Mr. Bakshi is attending to his ailing father.

Incorrect Usage: Mr. Bakshi is attending his ailing father.

Idiom 4: Attribute a to b

The correct usage for the idiom is: 'attribute a to b'

Meaning of the Idiom: to believe that someone or something is the source of something.

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:

Correct Usage: He attributes the success of the business to his wife.

Incorrect Usage: He attributes the success of the business from/by/with his wife.

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Idiom 5: Based on

The correct usage for the idiom is: 'based on'

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:

Correct Usage: The documentary is based on a real life situation.

Incorrect Usage: The documentary is based to a real life situation.

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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