List of Idioms - 20

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Emerge as
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'emerge as'
Meaning of the Idiom: To come out of something as something

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: He emerged as the most powerful president in the history of the nation. 
Incorrect Usage: He emerged to be the most powerful president in the history of the nation.

Idiom 2: Enable x to y
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'enable x to y'
Meaning of the Idiom: To be able to do something as a result of some action

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: His extra income will enable him to buy a new television. 
Incorrect Usage: His extra income will enable him for buying a new television.

Idiom 3: Encourage x to y
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'encourage x to y'
Meaning of the Idiom: to support someone about something particular

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Her friends encouraged her to quit smoking.
Incorrect Usage: Her friends encouraged her for quitting smoking.

Idiom 4: Encourage in
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'encourage in'
Meaning of the Idiom: To give some support in some action

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Her family encourages her in everything she does.
Incorrect Usage: Her family encourages her for everything she does.

Idiom 5: Enough to
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'enough to'
Meaning of the Idiom: To have enough for a particular purpose

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: She is rich enough to buy a new flat.
Incorrect Usage: She is poor enough not to buy a new flat.

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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