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Before a discussion of this cluster of idioms, take a look at these practice GMAT Sentence Correction questions. 1) Supply-side economics believes in the national economy growing most vigorously both through reducing taxes, especially taxes affecting large movements of capital, and by the elimination of the regulations that prevent business from performing optimally. (A) in […]

UPDATE: You can find this blog and others about idioms in our new GMAT Idiom eBook! First, a practice GMAT Sentence Correction question: 1) Because of Elnath Industries posting a second consecutive quarter of losses, its stocks tumbled 20% in the last three days. (A) Because of Elnath Industries posting (B) Because of Elnath Industries […]

You know your idioms, right? You’ve studied a list—indeed you’ve veritably pored over it (not pored through it!)—so you can distinguish, with the unerring eye of a seasoned grammarian, the nuances of (or was that in?) idiom usage. Then, in the midst of a question and a flurry of words, you blank out. It is […]

To be enamored means to be in love with or to really like something. So which of the following is the correct idiomatic usage? He was so enamored of/by/with beagles that he volunteered to adopt unwanted beagles from the dog kennel. Two of the above are appropriate. Indeed, all three prepositions could work, however one […]