Idiomatic expression refers to the way in which we generally match words together. Idiom errors are both the easiest and the hardest errors to spot!. They are the easiest because the wrong answers naturally look wrong and the right answers naturally look right. They are also the hardest questions because there are thousands of idiomatic constructions in English, and familiarity is required to spot errors.
Since I don’t enjoy vegetables, I would like the mango rather with the broccoli.
- A. rather with
- B. rather than (Correct Answer)
- C. rather
- D. but not also
- E. but rather not
Some Idiomatic Expressions
|according to||appear to||as great as|
|as good as||attributed to||based on|
|because of||choose from||conclude that|
|contribute to||a debate over||defined as|
|determined by||a dispute over||dofferent from|
|in danger of||not only ... but also||prohibit from|
|rather than||regard as||result of|
|see ... as||subject to||think ... as|