Practice writing with the idiom “Make a beeline for”

Make a bee-line for

Beeline means a straight or direct course. The word comes from the belief that once bees have collected nectar, they take the most direct course to their hive. The term was first coined in 1830. Go straight to, as in He made a beeline for the refreshments.

  1. Correct the error-the relative clause used as an adjective shouldn’t be used at the end of the sentence.

Seeing “sale” signs may cause you to make a beeline for the shoe department, but you should try and shop wisely in order to avoid bringing home shoes that you never wear.

  1. Fill in one preposition to correct the usage of one prepositional phrase.

You might make a beeline for the all-black pants, tops and dresses, but you aren’t doing yourself any favors by trying to conceal your body this way.

  1. Correct the sentence by using one more preposition and replace the other.

Parents looking to treat their children to an educational vacation should make a beeline to Fort Sumter.

  1. Correct the sentence by modifying its sequence of tenses.

Claire made a beeline for upstairs while Effie tarried to chat with the Deans.

  1. Correct the sentence in two points of grammar: punctuation-parallel used with consecutive clauses

Ryland made a beeline for his room, and the Quincy sisters tromped up the stairs, Effie giving a three-finger wave and Claire looking as if she’d punch out the lights of anyone who got in her way.


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