This practice SAT test consists of questions on idioms which are part of the SAT writing section.
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Adam said, “From the bottom of my heart, I must say you are a great person!” What does “bottom of one’s heart” mean?
To say you love someone
To mean something with great feeling
To reveal a deep, dark secret
“I hold a heavy heart.” This means:
I’m about to die.
I am weighed down with sorrow.
I’m helping a sad person out.
Abby said “I know the lines to this movie by heart.” What is meant by this?
Abby can recognize this lines if she hears them.
Abby loves all the lines in this movie.
Abby knows all lines from memory.
My teacher said, “Get to the heart of the matter, John.” What did he mean?
Get to the point
Please start over again
Please explain once more
“Follow your heart” means:
Do what your feelings tell you to do
Do what makes you happy
Above all things, make money
Use your head
“My heart goes out to you.” What does this statement mean?
I love you.
I feel sympathy for you.
I feel angry towards you.
“Her heart was in the right place.” This means:
She was romantic.
She was foolish.
She had good intentions, regardless of the outcome.
Nancy won the school election, while her rival Jessica lost. Nancy said to Jessica “Eat your heart out!” What does this mean?
Nancy wants Jessica to help her out
Nancy feels sorry for Jessica
Nancy wants Jessica to envy her for winning
Nancy hates Jessica
“That little boy really had his heart set on getting a puppy as a Christmas present.” What does this mean?
He wanted the puppy very much
He knew he wasn’t going to get a puppy
He didn’t care about getting a puppy
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