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GMAT Idioms

Subjects : gmat, english
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1. Could I draw attention (to/ at) this slide?

2. I discouraged them (from filing/ to file ) a complaint

3. Telenet gave Tim a credit (of / for) $100 because of an interruption in service

4. Rampant cutting of trees is a danger to ecology

5. Unlike Jayne - (Tom wrote a good essay/ Tom's essay was good)

6. This color looks the same to me ___ it would ___ anyone else

7. I think my earlier request escaped your notice

8. The donation will enable the college __ buy a new projector

9. His behavior (aggravated/ was aggravating to) the problem

10. Language structure is partly determined (by/ from) social structure

11. I am not so much sad ___perplexed

12. I will have either ice-cream or pastry

13. The CEO deemed it necessary ___ask the employee to resign

14. The US has imposed restrictions ___ the licensing of firearms

15. The house is beautiful and perfect except __ one thing - the price

16. She would permit not permit me up the ladder

17. Jayne permitted his son __ drive to college

18. We choose him (as/ to be) our representative

19. Do not expose the film__ direct sunlight

20. Jerry was drawn (to/ at) the sports car

21. We isolated the chemicals___the source of the leak

22. No city seems better served by a motorway beltways than Madrid

23. These CDs date (from/ on/ at) the early 70s

24. The new ad for lawnmower is targeted ___ gardeners

25. I am looking at him ____ I am studying his jacket

26. Evaporation is defined (as/ in/ to be) the process in which water changes into vapor

27. I believe Jayne's version (as/ to be) the truth

28. Even as a young boy he was (known to/ known as wanting to) explore different ways of doing things

29. For centuries - people have been using herbs ___ remedies for the different diseases

30. It will be interesting to see what results ___ the police's efforts

31. There is no connection between Tim and Larry

32. Jerry is so soft-spoken ___ one can barely hear him speak

33. This topic is concerned (with/ about) the use of DNA sequencing

34. The worth of the sculpture was estimated ___ Madrid

35. Oxygen is essential (to/ for) life

36. We allowed room __ improvement when we wrote this book

37. You can't explain ___ all your mistakes

38. The MPs debate (about/ over/ on/ for) the bill tomorrow

39. All his troubles originate (in/ from) his mind

40. There was not _____ a speck of dust in the house

41. My car is better (than/ from) yours

42. The weakest candidate emerged (as/ to be) the winner

43. Cats have the ability (to see /of seeing) in the dark

44. Designer corals have been prized ___ jewelry ___nearly 5000 years

45. Tim is attending __ his sick mother

46. In Argentina - Maradona is often compared (to/with) God

47. We can count __Jayne's to compete the project

48. The Royal Bengal Tiger is native (of/to) the Sunderbans

49. He is asking __ trouble

50. Tim has been asked to continue __ his training