Quiz: Is Your Knowledge of Common Phrases Up to SAT Standards?
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Is Your Knowledge of Common Phrases Up to SAT Standards?
By: Becky
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Did you take the SAT? How well did you do? If you did not take the SAT, do you believe that you would have done well if you had taken it? Let's find out how well you would have done on the common phrases questions portion of the exam.

The SAT incorporates what are called idioms into the exam. But, in SAT speak, idioms are not what you might think. Most people think of idioms as common expressions such as, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." However, for the purpose of the SATs, idioms are phrases that are comprised of a noun or an adjective followed by a preposition. But, don't worry. Even if you don't know what a noun, adjective or preposition are, many SAT phrases are pretty much common sense. For instance, do you know if the phrase "A high SAT score is consistent with good grades" is correct? If you're like some people, you might accidentally think that the correct phrase is "A high SAT score is consistent to good grades," but you'd be wrong. The correct phrase is actually "A high SAT score is consistent with good grades."

So, if you think you can get a good grade on this quiz, let's get started!

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