List of Idioms - 18

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Distinguish x from y
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'distinguish x from y'. 
Meaning of the Idiom: to identify between two things

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Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: It is important to distinguish right from wrong.
Incorrect Usage: It is important to distinguish right with wrong.

Idiom 2: Doubt that
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'doubt that'
Meaning of the Idiom: not to be sure about something

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: I doubt that we will build this machine.
Incorrect Usage: I doubt whether we will build this machine.

Idiom 3: Draw attention to
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'draw attention to'.
Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: I would like to draw your attention to my discovery.
Incorrect Usage: I would like to draw your attention in my discovery.

Idiom 4: Drawn to
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'drawn to'
Meaning of the Idiom: attracted to

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: I am drawn to sweets.
Incorrect Usage: I am drawn at sweets.

Idiom 5: Drawn upon
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'drawn upon'.
Meaning of the Idiom: used up

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The swimmer had drawn upon all the energy he had.
Incorrect Usage: The swimmer had drawn on all the energy he had.

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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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