List of Idioms - 11

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Choose a for b 
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'Choose a for b'

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: I chose a ring for her birthday. 
Incorrect Usage: I chose a ring on her birthday.

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Idiom 2: Claim that
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'claim that'
Meaning of the Idiom: used while proclaiming something

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Ryan claims that he did not witness the crime.
Incorrect Usage: Ryan claims to not witnessing the crime.

Idiom 3: Claim to 
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'claim to'
Meaning of the Idiom: used to take control of assets or will

Jim cares for his brother.
Correct Usage: Mr. Bakshi's wife laid claim to his property after his demise.
Incorrect Usage: Mr. Bakshi's wife laid claim on his property after his demise.

Idiom 4: Claim to be
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'claim to be'
Meaning of the Idiom: used while claiming to be some other person

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Sam claims to be Arnold's half-sister.
Incorrect Usage: Sam claims to Arnold's half-sister.

Idiom 5: Composed of
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'composed of'
Meaning of the Idiom: consist of

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: This debris is composed of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.
Incorrect Usage: This debris is composed from igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.

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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