Mar 2, 2017

PUT somebody OUT

8 cards
, 20 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. I didn’t want to put my aunt out, so I only stayed one night with her.
    2. I’d love a cup of tea, if it doesn’t put you out too much.
    3. Would it put your parents out if we brought the kids with us?
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Which of the following is the best explanation of the meaning of this use of ‘put somebody out’?
        • to make somebody leave a place or a job
        • to make trouble, problems or extra work for somebody
        • to make somebody angry or annoyed

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • She put her family out.
        • She put out her family.
        • She put them out.
        • She put out them.
        • She put it out.

    • Decide whether somebody or something has put the speaker out or not, according to what he/she says.
      • I’m going into town anyway, so it’s no trouble to take Harry to school.
        • Yes
        • No

      • He stayed with us for three whole weeks, which was rather difficult.
        • Yes
        • No

      • This is the third time I’ve done this journey today!
        • Yes
        • No

      • Jane stayed for dinner, which was lovely.
        • Yes
        • No

    • There is a grammatical mistake in each of these sentences. Can you find them and correct them?
      • I hope our arriving late didn’t put yourself out at all.
        check you answer
        I hope our arriving late didn’t put you out at all.
        • correct
        • incorrect

      • Would it put out you too much if he came to stay for a day or two?
        check you answer
        Would it put you out too much if he came to stay for a day or two?
        • correct
        • incorrect

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