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One word usage/ Phrasal words
by sushmitaTG TEAM - Thursday, 21 November 2013, 11:59 AM
  In the following questions a word has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate.

1. After she retired she made over her property to her children.
2. The boys made away with the contents of the refrigerator.
3. Talent and training are necessary to make good in some fields.
4. This incident will not make in for better relations between them.

1. You'll never master your French unless you keep at it.
2. Social climbers make certain to keep over with all the right people.
3. The dikes were especially designed to keep back the floodwaters
4. After a long fight, they decided to settle the argument for keeps.

1. The comedian told several jokes that broke up the audience.
2. Television commercials break up the continuity of effect.
3. He opened the door and broke on a private conference.
4. The horse suddenly broke away from the starting gate.
Re: One word usage/ Phrasal words
by sushmitaTG TEAM - Saturday, 23 November 2013, 09:59 AM

 Q1.) Solution:`4’. The correct idiomatic expression is ‘make for’, which means ‘to help to promote or maintain’. ‘Make over’ means ‘to transfer the title (of property)’. ‘Make away with’ means ‘to consume’. ‘Make good’ means ‘to succeed’.

Q2.) Solution: ‘2’. The correct idiomatic expression is ‘keep in with’, which means ‘to be on good terms with’. `Keep at’ means ‘to persist in’. `Keep back’ means ‘to hold; restrain’. ‘For keeps’ means ‘permanently’.

 Q3.) Solution: ‘3’. The correct idiomatic expression is ‘break in on’, which means ‘accidentally interrupt’. ‘Break up’ in the 1st sentence means ‘cause to be overcome with laughter’ and in the 2nd sentence means ‘to disrupt’. ‘Break away’ means ‘to start prematurely’.