List of Idioms - 29

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Lead to
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'lead to'.

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Chewing of tobacco will lead to ailments.
Incorrect Usage: Chewing of tobacco will lead towards ailments.

Idiom 2: less X than Y
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'less x than y'

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Her disease is less chronic than Jaya's.
Incorrect Usage: Her disease is less chronic as to Jaya's.

Idiom 3: Likely to be
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'likely to be'

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: He is likely to be elected as the president today.
Incorrect Usage: He is likely the elected president today.

Idiom 4: Speak with
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'speak with'

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: I will speak with the college authorities on this issue.
Incorrect Usage: I will speak to the college authorities on this issue.

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Idiom 5: Manage with
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'manage with'

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The heritage club is going to manage with whatever resources it has.
Incorrect Usage: The heritage club is going to manage according to whatever resources it has.

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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