List of Idioms - 5

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Act as
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'act as'
Meaning of the Idiom: to serve in some special capacity, possibly temporarily

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Kamal Nath is acting as the interim speaker of Lok Sabha. 
Incorrect Usage: Kamal Nath is acting like the interim speaker of Lok Sabha.

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Idiom 2: Act like
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'act like'
Meaning of the Idiom: behave in a certain way

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Shahid usually acts like a child.
Incorrect Usage: Shahid usually acts as a child.

Idiom 3: Agree to 
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'agree to'
Meaning of the Idiom: to consent to something or to approve something

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Mr Anthony agreed to his son's demands.
Incorrect Usage: Mr Anthony agreed for his son's demands.

Idiom 4: Agree with 
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'agree with'
Meaning of the Idiom: to hold the same opinion or judgment

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Your opinion on feminism agrees with mine.
Incorrect Usage: Your opinion on feminism agrees to mine.

Idiom 5: Agree on/upon
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'agree on/upon'
Meaning of the Idiom: to agree to the choice of someone or something

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: We agreed upon the need to hire a nurse.
Incorrect Usage: We agreed to the need to hire a nurse.

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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