Mar 2, 2017

PUT somebody or something DOWN

6 cards
, 14 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. She’s always putting her glasses down somewhere and losing them.
    2. At the end of the exam the teacher told everyone to put down their pens.
    3. You’re going to break that vase if you’re not careful. Put it down.
    4. Put me down, Mummy!
    5. He heard the sound of the phone being put down.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Use four of the words below to complete the meaning of this use of ‘put somebody or something down’:

        surface       •       table       •       place       •       holding       •       keep       •       floor

        to somebody or something that you are on the or another

        • Which of these are grammatically correct?
          • I put the bag down.
          • I put down the bag.
          • I put it down.
          • I put down it.
          • The bag was put down.

      • Complete these sentences in any way you like, using the verb ‘put somebody or something down’:
        • The book was so good that I couldn’t (it)

          • She’s got too many things in her hands! Why doesn’t she (some of them)

            • The police told the robbers to (their guns)
              or
              The police told the robbers to (their guns)

              • The baby’s gone to sleep on your shoulder. You can now. (him)

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