List of Idioms - 30

List of Idioms

Idiom 1: Mandate that
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'mandate that'. 
Meaning of the Idiom: a command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: The management mandates that no employee be given more than three sick leaves per month.
Incorrect Usage: The management mandates as no employee be given more than three sick leaves per month.

Idiom 2: Mistake X for Y
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'mistake x for y'
Meaning of the Idiom: misunderstand

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: I mistook Hillary for Harry.
Incorrect Usage: I mistook Hillary to be Harry.

Idiom 3: Modeled after
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'modeled after'

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: This town is modeled after Shanghai.
Incorrect Usage: This town is modeled as Shanghai.

Idiom 4: More....than
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'more.... than'

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: He is more responsible than his brother.
Incorrect Usage: He is more responsible from his brother.

Idiom 5: Much as
The correct usage for the idiom is: 'much as'

Have a look at the correct and incorrect usage examples:
Correct Usage: Much as Jean needed John's help, she had to refuse.
Incorrect Usage: Much like Jean needed John's help, she had to refuse.

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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