Mar 2, 2017

GET OUT OF something

10 cards
, 21 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. I wish I could get out of this meeting! I’m so busy.
    2. He’d promised to go out with some colleagues and he couldn’t get out of it.
    3. The wedding’s all arranged. There’s no getting out of it now.
    4. She’s not really ill; she’s just trying to get out of taking the English test.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Which of the following is not an explanation of the meaning of get out of something?
        • to avoid a responsibility or duty
        • to not do something that you ought to do
        • to not do something that you want to do

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • I got out the meeting.
        • I got out of the meeting.
        • I got out of to attend the meeting.
        • I got out of attending the meeting.
        • I got out of it.
        • The meeting was got out of.

    • You don’t want to go to a meeting. Can you get out of it? Answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ for each of the following:
      • Your manager told you to go.
        • No
        • Yes

      • No one will mind if you don’t go.
        • No
        • Yes

      • It’s optional.
        • No
        • Yes

      • It’s compulsory.
        • No
        • Yes

    • Complete the following in a suitable way, using ‘get out of something’ or ‘get out of doing something’ and any other necessary information:
      • We promised we’d go to the party—we can’t (it)

        • He complained that the meal was terrible and tried (pay)

          • He hated the science classes, but there was no (them)

            • It’s a very important meeting. I don’t think I can (it)

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