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Sentence Correction 28

    The President has, in particular, taken umbrage with critics of the party who live of the party’s largess.

    1. taken umbrage about critics of the party who live of the party’s largess.
    2. taken umbrage to critics of the party who live off the party’s largess.
    3. taken umbrage on critics of the party who live of the party’s largess.
    4. taken umbrage at critics of the party who live off the party’s largess.

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice (D)

Detailed Solution

‘To take umbrage at’ something is to be offended or displeased by it. Note that the correct idiomatic expression uses ‘at’.

‘To live off’ an entity is to depend on it for survival. The preposition ‘of’ is incorrectly used in the given sentence.

Correct Answer: D



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