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Best list of idioms? [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2006, 21:52
Hi,

Could someone please suggest what might be the best list for GMAT idioms? The Princeton one looks neat and I have encountered these idioms in GMAT Prep, but I am just looking for any better lists, if available.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2006, 09:13
There are thousands upon thousands of idioms in this world. I dont think trying to memorize lists will work, but if you want lists...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=& ... tnG=Search

Go nuts.

http://www.gab.com.ve/html/GMAT%20Idiom%20List.doc

http://www.flashcardexchange.com/flashcards/view/278854
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2006, 20:18
Thanks Rhyme. Well I understand the "thousands of idioms list in this world" concept, I was kind of looking for a list that some kind hearted fellow might have prepared keeping GMAT in mind (stuff that is frequent in GMAT).

Otherwise, I have noticed in GMAT Prep that idioms are generally combined with other rules (paralleism, compare like things etc.) so you probably can spot the second if not the first.

Thanks for your help anyway.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2006, 11:50
Pranay_ju wrote:
Thanks Rhyme. Well I understand the "thousands of idioms list in this world" concept, I was kind of looking for a list that some kind hearted fellow might have prepared keeping GMAT in mind (stuff that is frequent in GMAT).

Otherwise, I have noticed in GMAT Prep that idioms are generally combined with other rules (paralleism, compare like things etc.) so you probably can spot the second if not the first.

Thanks for your help anyway.


You might want to check Manhattan GMAT SC book. There is one chapter dedicated to Idioms. In general, I think Idioms are not that difficult to find - I usually spot most of them now even though I am a not a native english speaker. I agree with Rhyme that they should not be remembered for the most part (although there are few which look and sound wierd enough to remember).
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2006, 19:48
Came across this as well:

http://www.my-gmat.com/GMATIdiomList.html

Although the site is useless, I think this idiom list is quite good.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2006, 21:53
You have to be very careful using idiom list only use reputed material such as PR or manhattan GMAT. Manhattan GMAT is good one.

Particularly, be very careful with prepositional idioms. Lot of lists on web contains widely used prepositional phrases but their may be some obscure use which may be ignored for ex. ‘centers on’ is correct so does ‘centers upon’! Some of list will include only one of these idioms not both.

So if you cram, use only Manhattan or PR. use everything else as a standard usage but not the only use.

More over be smart about how to use idiom list.

Neither … nor-- yes this is idiom so if you see neither…. or it’s wrong. But ‘neither’ can also be used as subject of a sentence.
Not only… but also is idiom and if you see one without another it’s an error.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2006, 02:57
yes the Manhattan GMAT SC has a good list I ll try to intregrate it as soon as I study SC and then I ll post it on this forum...
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