Mar 2, 2017

CUT somebody or something OFF (1)

7 cards
, 23 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. A concrete wall cut the town off from the beach and the sea.
    2. No one knew why Ray had cut off all contact with his family.
    3. The mist had cut them off from the rest of the group, and they were lost.
    4. Pierre cut himself off by living in Scotland, far away from his family.
    5. The farm is often completely cut off in the winter.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Complete this meaning of ‘cut somebody or something off’ by putting the words below into the correct place:

        physically       •       things       •       separate       •       people

        to somebody, something or yourself or socially from other or .

        • Which of these are grammatically possible?
          • Snow cut the town off.
          • Snow cut off the town.
          • Snow cut it off.
          • Snow cut off it.
          • He cut himself off.
          • He cut off himself.
          • The town was cut off.

        • Which of the answers below would be logical in reply to the following question? More than one answer is possible.
          Why has he cut himself off from his friends and family?
          • He wanted to be alone.
          • He loved them very much.
          • He was angry with them.
          • He needed them.

      • Only one of these sentences is grammatically correct. Which one? Can you find the mistakes in the other sentences?
        • We are often cutting off in the winter because of bad weather.
          check you answer
          We are often cut off in the winter because of bad weather.
          • correct
          • incorrect

        • You can’t expect me to cut completely myself off from my friends.
          check you answer
          You can’t expect me to cut myself off completely from my friends.
          • correct
          • incorrect

        • They were so busy talking to each other that I felt cut off and alone.
          check you answer
          They were so busy talking to each other that I felt cut off and alone.
          • correct
          • incorrect

        • The country had cut off from all contact with the outside world.
          check you answer
          The country had been cut off from all contact with the outside world.
          • correct
          • incorrect

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