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An Idiom A Day [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2005, 17:10
I know there're some very nice lists of idioms attached as stickys in this forum, but I also know that sometimes just reading the idiom alone, you can get pretty lost after a while.

So the purpose of this sticky, is to introduce a different idiom everyday, with an example sentence. I think if you learn just 1 idiom a day, in 1 months, you should have at least 30 idioms at the back of your hand.

Anyone can just post an idiom with an example here, or I'll just post one I come across during my prep.

Happy learning ! :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2005, 18:27
Lemme Start:

1. grounds for/to/that

CORRECT: grounds for + GERUND/NOUN : City council has strong fiscal grounds for opposition of the plant proposal.
CORRECT: grounds to + Verb : City council has strong fiscal grounds to oppose the plant proposal.

INCORRECT : grounds that :

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 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2005, 19:18
Restitution....for is the correct idiom and not Restitution...to or Restitution...because of

Eg: OG 130

In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of their ancestral lands in the eighteenth century.
(A) that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of
(B) that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because of their unlawful seizure of
(C) two upstate New York counties to owe restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for their unlawful seizure of
(D) on two upstate New York counties that owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because they unlawfully seized
(E) on the restitution that two upstate New York counties owed to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

Correct Answer is A

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Re: An Idiom A Day [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2005, 06:36
ywilfred wrote:
I know there're some very nice lists of idioms attached as stickys in this forum, but I also know that sometimes just reading the idiom alone, you can get pretty lost after a while.

So the purpose of this sticky, is to introduce a different idiom everyday, with an example sentence. I think if you learn just 1 idiom a day, in 1 months, you should have at least 30 idioms at the back of your hand.

Anyone can just post an idiom with an example here, or I'll just post one I come across during my prep.

Happy learning ! :-D


Noble idea guys...Keep going
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2005, 22:05
Idioms with correct prepositions:

agree to a proposal, with a person, on a price, in principle
argue about a matter, with a person, for or against a proposition
compare to to show likenesses, with to show differences (sometimes similarities)
correspond to a thing, with a person
differ from an unlike thing, with a person
live at an address, in a house or city, on a street, with other people

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Native of / native to [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2005, 00:55
Native to => “indigenous to,â€
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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2005, 21:54
jpv wrote:
CORRECT: grounds for + GERUND : City council has strong fiscal grounds for opposition of the plant proposal.


Jpv, where is the gerund? opposion should be opposing? :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 12 May 2005, 18:53
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Jpv, where is the gerund? opposion should be opposing? :wink:


:oops: I have corrected it. Thanks for reminding.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2005, 18:49
Vithal wrote:
Restitution....for is the correct idiom and not Restitution...to or Restitution...because of

Eg: OG 130

In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of their ancestral lands in the eighteenth century.
(A) that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of
(B) that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because of their unlawful seizure of
(C) two upstate New York counties to owe restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for their unlawful seizure of
(D) on two upstate New York counties that owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because they unlawfully seized
(E) on the restitution that two upstate New York counties owed to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

Correct Answer is A





Wilfred,

The answer is contradictory to the idiom stated -> restitution....for
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2005, 20:44
yeah, good point. i dnt see restitution..for anywhere.

i also saw an answer in kaplan CAT on the cd where "considered to be" was one of the answer choices. of course, all the other answer choices were total rubbish. maybe it was the case of picking the least flawed answer, not necessarily the correct one in both these cases?
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2005, 12:53
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yeah, good point. i dnt see restitution..for anywhere.

i also saw an answer in kaplan CAT on the cd where "considered to be" was one of the answer choices. of course, all the other answer choices were total rubbish. maybe it was the case of picking the least flawed answer, not necessarily the correct one in both these cases?


I hope it is clear now

(A) that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2005, 03:19
identical with and NOT identical to
A is identical with B


discourage from
Inspite of my low abilities, i am not discouraged from retaking GMAT :-D

consider, deem go without as
i am deemed insane. :oops:
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