GMAT Prepositional Idioms List - McElroy Tutoring
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able + infinitive*base oncall forare in danger of + gerund[in an] effort tofail inget credit for/give credit forhelp + thing/person + infinitivein contrast tojudge by ( not on)know to do Xleads toManage toNamebe oblivious ofpartake ofquestion whetherrange ofsacrifice X for YTake advantage ofuse asview aswait for
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ability tobased oncapable ofdate fromeasy tofail toget rid ofbe hindered byinclined tojust as…so tooless thanmandate that*native tooblivious toparticipate in*range from X to Y[the] same astamper withUse + person/thing + infinitivevote forwait on
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accede tobecause ofcare aboutdeal with[in an] effort tofear thatgrounds forhypothesize thatin danger ofjust as X, so Yless X than Y*make + thing/person + verb (simple form)*a native ofoffPerceive asrates for (not 'of')the same to X as to Ytarget atused + infinitivein violation ofX is to… what…Y is to
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access tobegin + infinitivecare fordebate overeither …orfluctuations ingrow fromidentical to/withlikelihood of / likelihood thatas a means to / as a means ofneedOnce in*permit + thing/person + infinitiverather thanSave forteach + person + infinitiveto be + used to + gerundVisitto be + willing + infinitive
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acclaimed as believe X to be Ycenters on + person/thingdebate onelect tobe familiar withgrow out ofindependent from likely tomeet withneed toOne X for every Z ( some numeric number) Y's ...permit X to Y / X permits Y for Zto ratify save fromteach + person + thing[the] use ofworry about
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accompanied bybelief incenter upon ( not round)decide + infinitiveelect + personfascinated byIndependent oflikely to beMeeta need foropportunity forpersuade X to Yreceptive ofin search oftell + person
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according tobenefit fromchance to / chance ofdecide on/upon + thing/personbe embarrassed by ( not at)flee fromindifferent towardsliken to*mistake + thing/person + for to be + necessary + infinitiveopportunity toplead guilty for … failingreceptive tosee asTend
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account forbetween X and Ychoice ofdecline inemerges from*forbid to indicate thatlocalized inmodeled afternecessity ofopposed topotential to / potential forrelated toseek + infinitivetend to
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on account ofbetter served by X than by Ychoose to / fromdefend against*enable + person + infinitiveforbid X to do Yindicate to + personto monitornecessity foropposition topractice forrelations with ( not towards )seek + thing/persontendency to ( not for)
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account to better thanchoose + infinitivedefined asenable X to Yfor over...XXX years...infected withmore common among X than among Yneither...noropposite ofpractice torefer toseem + infinitivethat X ...that Y
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accuse of both X and Ycite X as Ydelighted byenamored withforce + thing/person + infinitiveinherit from(no) more...than/(no) less...thanno less… thanto orbitpractice of*regard asseem to indicatethink of…as
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acquaint withboth at X and at Y claims todemand that*encourage + person + infinitivefocus on + thing/personin order tomore than everno less an authority than…X ordered Y to do Zpredisposed toX regarded as Ysense of so…thatthreaten to
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acquiesce inboth on X or on Y claims to be / claims thatdemonstrate thatencourage X to Yfrequency ofInsidemove away fromno less was X than was Yought topreferable toregardlesssend totie to
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adapted forboom incollaborate withdepend onencouraged byfrom X to Yinsist thatX is unknown, nor it is knownOriginate inprefer X to Yrepent ofbe sensible oftinker with ( not at )
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affect tobringing tocollide with (not against)depends on whetherend with, end in (not by)instance ofno sooner…thanprejudiced againstreplace withbe sensitive tobe tolerant of ( not to )
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affinity withbuilt bycomment ondepicted asentrusted withinstead ofnot X but rather Ypressure toin response toseparate fromtrain to
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afflicted withcombined X with Y descend frombe envious of, jealous ofX instead of Ynot only X, but also Yprevent fromrequire + thing/person + infinitivesequence oftransit to
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afraid ofcombined X and Y descendent ofbe equal to ( not as)instill something in someonenoted thatprior torequired ofsimilar totransmit to
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agree on + noun compare to (similarities)desirous ofescape fromintent tonot [a] but [b]prized byrequiring that X Ysleep withtry to
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agree on + gerundcompare with (differences)determined bybe essential tointeraction ofNot ……. but [rather merely]prized asrequire that X be Y so (adjective) thatto try to fix
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agree to*compare A to B*different from/differ fromestimate to beintroduce tonot in a flash...but in a ...prized forrequiring X to Yso X that Ytype of
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agree with*compare A with Bdifficult + infinitiveto be + essential to + person/thinginvest in not only...but alsoprofit by ( not from )requisition forso X as to be Ytarget ___ as
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aid + person/thingcompensate forat a disadvantageexcept for + person/thingisolate fromNot so ……. as*prohibit from + gerundresearch toso X as to constitute Y
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aid in + gerundcomply withdisclose to + person/organizationexcept for + gerundin ___ as with ____not so much...asprohibits X from doing Yresemble + thing/personso as not to be hindered by
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aim atcomprise of*distinguish between X and Yexcept thatnot so much to X…as to Yprohibits X from Yresemblance of X to Y so unrealistic as to
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allergy toto be + composed of + thing*distinguish X from Yto exchange X for Ynot ( X or Y ) nor Zpromise of + thingresemblance between X and Ybe solicitous of ( not to )
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allocated toconcerned for – worrieddisagree with (person/idea)expect topromise toresistance tobe sparing of ( not with )
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allows forconcerned withdiscourage fromX expected to Yprotect againstresponsibility to speak to + person
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a lotconcerned aboutdisdain ofexpected X to be Y ... protest against ( not at )responsible forspeak with + person
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although x,yconclude thatdispose ofprovide withrestitution...for ...spend on
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alternative toconcur in ( an opinion)dispite + Noun Phraseexplain toway to provideresults insubject to
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amount toconcur with ( a person)feel disgusted with ( not at)expose topublished byresults fromsubscribe to
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analogy withconducive to at one’s disposalextend topublished inresult ofsubstitute [a] for [b]
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analogous toconform todispute whetherextent of/ extent toretroactive to such...as
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angry atin conformity withdivergent fromequalrival forsuch X as Y and Z
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widely anticipated thatconnection between X and Ydoubt thatequal torivalry between X and Ysuch X that
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appear toconsequence ofdraw on (take out)expected that X would be Y
*the rivals X and Ysuffer from ( not with)
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apply toconsider X Y (without to be)draw + thingrule thatsuperior to
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argue over/ withconsist withto be drawn to + thing/personsupplant by
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appeal toconsist in*dream of/aboutto survive
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approve/disapprove ofconsist ofdue tosuspicious of
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*as....asconsistent withdwindle fromsympathy for
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as X so Ycontend thatdifferent fromsympathize with
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as …so too…*consider + person/thingdispute over see ___ as
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as X to Ycontinue + infinitive
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ask ofcontrast A with B
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ask X to Yin contrast to
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ask + infinitivecontribute to
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ask + person + infinitivecontrary to
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*associate withconvert to
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associate X with Ycorrespond to
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assume ...to be of...correspond with
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assure that*count on + person/thing
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at least as . . . ascost to/of
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attend to (someone)craving for
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attribute X to Y / X is attributed to Ycreated with (not to)
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attempt togive credit for
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attention toto credit with (something or doing something)
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attended bycredited as + Noun phrase
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attest tocredited with + Verb phrase
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authority oncredit X Rupees to Y’s account
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available toconceived as
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averse to
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aware of
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aware that
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