Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically correct. if the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark (5) as the answer. Answers are in Bold The executive had received […]
Idioms and Phrases
The common phrase ‘idioms and phrases’ refers to commonly used groups of words in English. Idioms are used in informal situations, whereas phrases may also be rather formal. Learning this is an important part of learning English as it’s common to string phrases together rather than individual words. These are used in specific situations and often used in an idiomatic, rather than a figurative sense.
Idioms are often full sentences. Phrases, however, are usually made up of a few words and are used as a grammatical unit in a sentence. Here are some examples of common idioms and phrases.
It’s raining cats and dogs (idiom), at the top of (prepositional phrase)
MOST USEFUL IDIOMS FOR BANKING EXAMS A idioms Acid Test – Acid test proves the effectiveness of something. Afraid of one’s own shadow- to become easily frightened Against the clock- to be in a hurry to do something before a particular time Air one’s dirty laundry- to make public something embarrassing that should be kept […]
Some Pair Idioms & Phrases, English, IBPS Preparation Alpha and omega – the beginning and ending. Cut and dried – Readymade Weal and woe – Joy and sorrow Ups and downs – Success and failure Pros and cons – Advantages and disadvantages Sum and substance – Meaning, gist or summary Flesh and blood – A […]