List of Idioms-16

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Defined as
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'defined as'. 
Meaning of the Idiom: to express the nature of something

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Science is defined as a systematic method or body of knowledge in a given area. 
Incorrect Usage: Science is defined a systematic method or body of knowledge in a given area. 

Idiom 2: Delighted to
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'delighted to'
Meaning of the Idiom: be glad

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: I am delighted to meet you.
Incorrect Usage: I am delighted at meeting you.

Idiom 3: Demand that
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'demand that'
Meaning of the Idiom: insist upon something

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Hitesh demands that he be transferred.
Incorrect Usage: Hitesh demands a transfer.

Idiom 4: Dependent on
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'dependent on'
Meaning of the Idiom: acceptance of something on certain conditions

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The family is dependent on him because he is the sole earning member.
Incorrect Usage: The family is dependent with him because he is the sole earning member.

Idiom 5: Depicted as
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'depicted as'
Meaning of the Idiom: to show someone as something.

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The filmmaker depicted India as an affluent country.
Incorrect Usage: The filmmaker depicted India to be an affluent country.

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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