List of Idioms-6

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Allow for
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'allow for'. 
Meaning of the Idiom: to give consideration to circumstances or contingencies

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Allowing for her inexperience, the manager forgave her mistake.
Incorrect Usage: Allowing her inexperience, the manager forgave her mistake.

Idiom 2: Among a and b
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'among a and b'
Meaning of the Idiom: to evaluate more than 2 options

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: She cannot decide among a dress, a pair of sandals, and a purse.
Incorrect Usage: She cannot decide between a dress, a pair of sandals, and a purse.

Idiom 3: Appear to be
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'appear to be'
Meaning of the Idiom: as if, looks to be

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The sweater appears to be overrated.
Incorrect Usage: The sweater appears overrated.

Idiom 4: Appeals to 
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'appeals to'
Meaning of the Idiom: to please or to attract someone

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The fragrance of the perfume appeals to me.
Incorrect Usage: The fragrance of the perfume appeals me.

Idiom 5: Approve of
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'approve of'
Meaning of the Idiom: to take a favorable/unfavorable view of someone/something.

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: I approve of the new business scheme.
Incorrect Usage: I approve the new business scheme.

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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