English Fixed Expressions Quiz

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English uses a number of fixed expressions in everyday conversations and writing. For example:

  • I'm going to go come rain or come shine.
  • To tell you the truth, I don't enjoy going to parties.

The following quiz provides a number of fixed expressions. Each fixed expression has one or two wrong word(s) in it. Find the word(s) and write it (them) down.To help you integrate these expressions when you speak English, see if you can translate the expressions into your own language.

Once you have translated the phrases, think of ways that you would use them in your language and try to translate back into English.

Fixed Expressions Quiz

  • I'm afraid that's never come into my mind.
  • He's so happy as a clam since he met Linda.
  • You decide. It's up for you.
  • Could you put in a good sentence for me with the boss?
  • What of the world do you mean?
  • She's so very pleased of her new car.
  • I can assure you that it is a happiness to deal with you.
  • Jack feels very strong about the need for a new park in town.
  • It has showed to our attention that your daughter has missed five classes.
  • I'd like to thank you for behalf of our company.
  • That listens like a wonderful opportunity!
  • He's got mixed feelings with his new school.
  • I'm sorry. I didn't keep that. What did you say?
  • Thank you as much for inviting me to the party!
  • Could you hold up a moment, please?

Answer Key

Each mistake is in bold with the correct word following in italics.

  • I'm afraid that's never come into entered my mind.
  • He's so as happy as a clam since he met Linda.
  • You decide. It's up for to you.
  • Could you put in a good sentence word for me with the boss?
  • What of in the world do you mean?
  • She's so very pleased of with her new car.
  • I can assure you that it is a happiness pleasure to deal with you.
  • Jack feels very strong strongly about the need for a new park in town.
  • It has showed come to our attention that your daughter has missed five classes.
  • I'd like to thank you for on behalf of our company.
  • That listens sounds like a wonderful opportunity!
  • He's got mixed feelings with about his new school.
  • I'm sorry. I didn't keep catch that. What did you say?
  • Thank you as so much for inviting me to the party!
  • Could you hold up on a moment, please?