Idiomatic Phrases Exercise (457)

Correct the idiomatic phrase in each sentence.

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: All of the sudden, a bright flash lit up the sky.
Correct : All of a sudden, a bright flash lit up the sky.

2.
Original: Jane practiced her slight-of-hand technique in front of the mirror.
Correct : Jane practiced her sleight-of-hand technique in front of the mirror.

3.
Original: Jones says he could care less about the design, but the size of the structure is not permitted.
Correct : Jones says he couldn’t care less about the design, but the size of the structure is not permitted.

4.
Original: She was enamored by him, but he hardly knew she existed.
Correct : She was enamored of him, but he hardly knew she existed.

5.
Original: Once and a while, I think back to that time, but I try not to wallow in nostalgia.
Correct : Once in a while, I think back to that time, but I try not to wallow in nostalgia.

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