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hey guys here's a list of idioms that i came across while prepping for the GMAT, they've helped me a lot in the SC part of my prep thus far, so i figured someone else out there could benefit from this as well.
able to, ability to, accede to, according to, account for, accuse of , acquaint with, agree with, allow for, amount to, appear to, apply to, argue over, as __ as, associate with, assure that, at a disadvantage, attempt to, attend to, attention to, attest to, attribute to, available to, afflicted with, argue with, averse to, ask of, agree to, angry at
based on, because of, believe to be, between [a] and [b], call for, craving for, choice of, choose from, choose to, claim to, collaborate with, conclude that, consequence of, consider, consistent with, continue to, contrast with, contribute to, convert to, cost to/of, credit with, comply with, conform to, consider to be, composed of, compare with/to, consist in, consist with, consist of, correspond to, correspond with
date from, deal with, debate over, decide to, defend against, define as, delighted by, demonstrate that, depend on, depict as, descend from, different from, difficult to, distinguish [a] from [b], draw on, due to, desirous of, divergent from, decide on, [in an] effort to, eitherâ€¦or, enamored with, encourage to, estimate to be, expose to, extend to, extent of, equal, equal to, fear that, fluctuations in, forbid to, force to, frequency of, from [a] to [b], fail in
hypothesize that, in contrast to, in danger of, in order to, in violation of, inclined to, infected with, instead of, introduce to, isolate from, intent to, in search of, inside, just asâ€¦so too, less than, likely to, liken to
mistake for, model after, more than, move away from, meet with, meet, [a] native of, native to, neitherâ€¦nor, not [a] but [b], not onlyâ€¦but also, not so muchâ€¦as, necessity of, necessity for, name, on account of, opportunity for, opportunity to, opposed to, opposite of, ought to, off
prejudiced against, permit to, persuade to, predisposed to, pressure to, prevent from, prized by, prohibit from, protect against, provide with, preferable to, prior to, partake of, practice for, practice to, practice of, question whether, range from [a] to [b], rather than, regard as, replace with, require to, required of, [the] responsibility to, responsible for, result from, result in, rule that, result of
[the] same as, see as, send to, sense of soâ€¦that, spend on, subject to, substitute [a] for [b], suffer from, superior to, supplant by, suspicious of, sympathy for, sympathize with, separate from, target at, think ofâ€¦as, threaten to, train to, transit to, try to, type of, tamper with, tie to, try to, tend, tend to, use as, [the] use of, view as, vote for, visit, willing to, worry about
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Its nice that you have posted here. I am uploading an excel sheet hat has these idioms set in two A4 pages, in big font. Its ideal for printing and then pasting on your bedroom wall where you'lkl take a look at them regularly.
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1 A consequence of 2 A debate over 3 A responsibility to 4 A sequence of 5 able to X 6 access to 7 agree with (person/ idea) 8 agree to (a plan/action) 9 allows for 10 appeal to 11 approve/disapprove of 12 an instance of 13 as a result of 14 able to 15 Ability to 16 Accede to 17 according to 18 Account for 19 accuse of 20 Acquaint with 21 agree with 22 allow for 23 amount to 24 Appear to 25 apply to 26 argue over 27 as __ as 28 assure that 29 at a disadvantage 30 Attempt to 31 attend to 32 Attention to 33 Available to 34 afflicted with 35 argue with 36 averse to 37 ask of 38 agree to 39 angry at 40 as good as 41 as many…..as 42 as much as 43 associate with 44 attest to 45 attribute X to Y 46 as X as to Y 47 ask X to Y 48 Based on 49 because of 50 between [a] and [b] 51 be afraid of 52 believe X to be Y 53 better served by X than by Y 54 better than 55 both X and Y 56 capable of 57 centers on 58 claims to be 59 collaborate with 60 compare to (similarities) 61 compare with (differences) 62 comply with 63 composed of 64 concerned with 65 conclude that 66 connection between X and Y 67 consider X Y (without to be) 68 consist in 69 consist of 70 contrast X with Y 71 contribute to 72 convert to 73 correspond to 74 correspond with 75 cost to/of 76 craving for 77 credit with 78 call for 79 craving for 80 choice of 81 choose from 82 choose to 83 conclude that 84 Consequence of 85 Consider 86 consistent with 87 continue to 88 cost to/of 89 Credit with 90 comply with 91 conform to 92 Composed of 93 compare with/to 94 consist with 95 consist of 96 date from 97 define as 98 deal with 99 debate over 100 decide to 101 decide on 102 defend against 103 delighted by 104 demand that 105 demonstrate that 106 depend on 107 dependent on 108 depends on whether 109 depict as 110 descend from 111 desirous of 112 determined by 113 differ from 114 different from 115 difficult to 116 disagree with (person/idea) 117 discourage from 118 dispute whether 119 distinguish [a] from [b] 120 distinguish between X and Y 121 divergent from 122 doubt that 123 draw on 124 due to 125 distinguish [a] from [b] 126 desirous of 127 decide on 128 [in an] effort to 129 either X or Y 130 enable X to Y 131 enamored with 132 encourage X to Y 133 Equal 134 equal to 135 estimate to be 136 except for 137 expect to 138 expose to 139 extend to 140 extent of 141 estimate to be 142 expose to 143 extend to 144 extent of 145 fail in 146 fascinated by 147 fear that 148 fluctuations in 149 forbid X to Y 150 force to 151 frequency of 152 from [a] to [b] 153 forbid to 154 frequency of 155 hypothesize that 156 in contrast to 157 in danger of 158 in order to 159 in violation of 160 inclined to 161 infected with 162 instead of 163 introduce to 164 isolate from 165 intent to 166 in search of 167 Inside 168 identical with 169 in search of 170 inclined to 171 Independent from 172 indifferent towards 173 infected with 174 insist that 175 instead of 176 intent to 177 interaction of 178 introduce to 179 isolate from 180 just as…so too 181 just as X, so Y 182 know to do X 183 less than 184 less X than Y 185 likely to 186 likely to be 187 likely to 188 liken to 189 Mistake for 190 Model after 191 more than 192 move away from 193 meet with 194 Meet 195 mandate that 196 Meet 197 meet with 198 mistake X for Y 199 model after 200 more common among X than among Y 201 more X than Y 202 more.. Than ever 203 move away from 204 [a] native of 205 native to 206 Neither…nor 207 not [a] but [b] 208 not only…but also 209 not so much…as 210 necessity of 211 necessity for 212 Name 213 no less… than 214 no less than X than was Y 215 not X but rather Y 216 noted that 217 on account of 218 opportunity for 219 opportunity to 220 opposed to 221 opposite of 222 ought to 223 off 224 prejudiced against 225 prohibit from 226 permit X to Y 227 persuade X to Y 228 predisposed to 229 pressure to 230 prevent from 231 prized by 232 protect against 233 provide with 234 preferable to 235 prior to 236 partake of 237 practice for 238 practice to 239 practice of 240 prefer X to Y 241 prohibits X from Y 242 potential to 243 question whether 244 range from [a] to [b] 245 rather than 246 regard as 247 replace with 248 require to 249 required of 250 [the] responsibility to 251 responsible for 252 result from 253 result in 254 rule that 255 result of 256 rates for (not 'of') 257 requiring that X Y 258 requiring X to Y 259 retroactive to 260 [the] same as 261 see as 262 send to 263 sense of so…that 264 spend on 265 subject to 266 substitute [a] for [b] 267 suffer from 268 superior to 269 supplant by 270 suspicious of 271 sympathy for 272 sympathize with 273 separate from 274 sacrifice X from Y 275 see as 276 seem to indicate 277 send to 278 sense of so…that 279 similar to 280 so as not to be hindered by 281 so X as to be Y 282 so X as to constitute Y 283 so X that Y 284 spend on 285 subject to 286 subscribe to 287 substitute [a] for [b] 288 such X as Y and Z 289 suffer from 290 superior to 291 supplant by 292 suspicious of 293 sympathize with 294 sympathy for 295 target at 296 think of…as 297 threaten to 298 train to 299 transit to 300 try to 301 type of 302 tamper with 303 tie to 304 try to 305 Tend 306 tend to 307 use as 308 [the] use of 309 view as 310 vote for 311 Visit 312 willing to 313 worry about
I can't believe that it has taken me all this while to discover this link. I'd encourage everyone to take enough time to review the various forums. It looks like there's more information here than most of us have imagined.
I can hear my SC improving already
From the Freen Online Dictionary - re: forbid... USAGE: It was formerly considered incorrect to talk of forbidding someone from doing something, but in modern usage either from or to can be used: he was forbidden from entering/to enter the building.
That said, this being GMAT SC, I would go with "forbid TO."