Confused Words and Idioms Exercise (673)

Identify and revise an incorrectly rendered word or idiomatic phrase.

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: The team’s early-season winning streak all goes well for a second straight league championship.
Correct : The team’s early-season winning streak augurs well for a second straight league championship.

"Augurs," not "all goes."

2.
Original: He has a very good idea, all be it a strange one.
Correct : He has a very good idea, albeit a strange one.

"Albeit," not "all be it."

3.
Original: Learning poetry from heart ignites the imagination.
Correct : Learning poetry by heart ignites the imagination.

"By heart," not "from heart."

4.
Original: On the same token, you should initiate contact and offer an apology.
Correct : By the same token, you should initiate contact and offer an apology.

"By the same token," not "on the same token."

5.
Original: All together, I’d say we have a pretty good chance of success.
Correct : Altogether, I’d say we have a pretty good chance of success.

"Altogether," not "all together."

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