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# List of Idioms for GMAT

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23 Jul 2004, 09:28
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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.

Roc,

For master list of GMAT Idioms, see this post:

gmat-idioms-comprehensive-gmat-idiom-lists-80342.html

IDIOMS

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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24 Jul 2004, 07:50
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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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File comment: List of idioms that can be printed on two A4 sheets for offline use
idioms.xls [20 KiB]

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25 Jul 2004, 17:25
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I would like to thank you guys on behalf of all the members. that was very thoughtful of you. i will make this a sticky and then move it to the best of gmatclub section later.

thanks again
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16 Sep 2004, 05:26
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thanks a lot for the idiom list..

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12 Dec 2004, 23:28
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thanx for the great list

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13 Dec 2004, 10:51
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thanks a lot!

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18 Dec 2004, 00:15
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Thanks a lot for the list...

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04 Jan 2005, 09:30
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by the way, is "just as..., so..." an idiom?

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04 Jan 2005, 09:33
patrickpui wrote:
by the way, is "just as..., so..." an idiom?

Just as..so... is correct usage. not sure if i can call it an idiom.

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05 Jan 2005, 04:49
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Isn't it amazing that we'll have to know all these and many more? Albeit, i believe it's worth the effort, not just for the exams, but for the future. thanks Roc.

Meanwhile, Just as..., so... is the rule!

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05 Jan 2005, 07:02
patrickpui wrote:
by the way, is "just as..., so..." an idiom?

Yes it is an idiom. Confirmed. See third column in http://www.provisio.net/bstats/rcs/idioms.doc

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31 Jan 2005, 11:18
Arsene_Wenger wrote:
patrickpui wrote:
by the way, is "just as..., so..." an idiom?

Yes it is an idiom. Confirmed. See third column in http://www.provisio.net/bstats/rcs/idioms.doc

Arsene, Thanks.

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15 Feb 2005, 13:54
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That idiom dictionary is such a killer thanks man

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10 May 2005, 08:25
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Great stuff

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
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28 Jun 2005, 06:13
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yes, I agree.
A very good list that will be quite useful. Thanks!

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09 Sep 2005, 07:52
Hi Roc-a-fella,

that was a great help!! thanks very much.

below are some which sound idiomatic that i thought u all might find helpful

as much as to
believed to have
credited with having
given credit for being
depends on... whether
forbids... to do
prohibits... for being
more.. than ever
ordered to
ordered that
regarded as having
restitution for
(court) ruled that
seem to
so... as to

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23 Sep 2005, 01:29
Thanks a lot for the list.
I agree to all of you.
Idiom helps a lot in SC. Easy to eliminate wrong answers.

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23 Sep 2005, 01:32
Hi,
i don't think the following is a correct Idiom according to GMAT rules.
"given credit for being ". You may have to double check it.

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05 Oct 2005, 12:22
sweet, i'm gonna go back to making flashcards like i did for vocab words in my SAT preparation days...

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Probably some overlap... however, I made a list of typical comparative constructions specially from og 11th edition. just to get an idea of how gmat writers construct their sentences.

Comparative constructions

- x is more than y
- x is lower than y
- in contrast with x, y
- in contrast to x, y
- unlike x, y
- the same to x as to y
- the same to someone â€¦ as to a person
- x as much as y
- to credit x with
- x is expected to y
- so x that y
- x happened so that y could happen
- the rivalry between x and y
- the rivals x and y
- require x to do y
- not only x â€¦ But also y
- if x happened, then y would happen
- attributes x to y
- x is attributed to y
- use x as y
- not x, but rather y
- order x to be y
- order that x be y
- just as x, so y
- both x and y
- view x as y
- y will happen if x happens first
- if x happens, y will happen
- persuaded x to do y

Some typical idioms from OG 11th I found useful:

- as many as
- estimated to be
- in danger of
- depends on whether
- not so much as
- targeted at
- as a means to
- aid in healing

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