Online Writing Support
              OWS HOME               PARTS OF SPEECH               SENTENCE STRUCTURE               PUNCTUATION             USAGE             SELF-TEACHING UNITS             EXERCISES

Idioms - Exercise 3

Directions: In each of the following sentences, a common expression - an idiom - can replace the word or phrase in parentheses. In the blank below each sentence, write the idiom defined by the word or phrase in the parentheses. When you are finished, click the "Chech My Work" button at the bottom of the page to check your answers. Choose from the following expressions.

break out     bring up     call up     deal with     eat out

find fault with     get over     go to bed     have in mind

keep an eye on     make up     out of touch

1. I was happy to speak with my friend after we were (not in contact) for a few years.

2. Whenever Andy (raises) the subject of marriage, Jen changes the discussion.

3. How does he (handle) stressful situations?

4. Barbara didn't want to cook, so she decided to (eat at a restaurant).

5. Resting can help you to (recover from) an illness.

6. Will you (watch over) the luggage while I park the car?

7. Whenever my boyfriend and I argue, we always (reconcile) quickly.

8. A fire (erupted) on the third floor, but no one was injured.

9. Angela's father always (criticizes) the way she drives.

10. I will (telephone) my friend to ask for driving directions.


For further information on these resources, contact
Margaret L. Benner

copyright  ©2011 Towson University, Writing Support Program. All rights reserved.