“An idiom is an expression peculiar to a language and not explainable by principles of logic or the ordinary meaning of the individual words. Why do we say that




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“An idiom is an expression peculiar to a language and not explainable by principles of logic or the ordinary meaning of the individual words. Why do we say that a person is on duty, in trouble, or at work?”


Here are some common idioms in English. Most involve prepositions.



abide by

account for

agree on a procedure

with a person

to a plan

aim at

alarmed at

angry at or about something

with a person

apologize for

argue with a person

for or against something

buy from a place

for a person

capable of

compatible with

comply with

confide in

conform to or with

correspond to something

with someone

deficient in

delight in

delighted with

deprived of

derived from

devoted to

die of or from

differ from on another in appearance

with a person in opinion

different from

disappointed in

disapprove of

express interest in

identical to

inconsistent with

ignorant of

independent of

indifferent to

infer from

inferior to

insist on

interfere with a performance

in someone’s affairs

meet with

move on

oblivious to or of

prefer x to y

prior to

similar to

succeed in

superior to


Take care to include all prepositions needed to make an idiomatic sentence. Not the additions needed in these sentences:


1. He was oblivious ^ and undisturbed by the noise around him.

(to)

2. No one could have been more interested ^ or devoted to his students than Mr. Berry.

(in)

3. He is as tall, if not taller than his brother. Correct: He is as tall as his brother, if not taller.

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