Mar 2, 2017

PUT somebody OFF; PUT somebody OFF something (1)

5 cards
, 12 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. His manner tends to put people off.
    2. Don’t tell Lisa how hard the course is—you’ll put her off!
    3. They did their best to put their son off the idea of acting as a career.
    4. It’s the smell of garlic that puts most people off it.
    5. The accident put me off driving for a long time.
    6. Don’t be put off by his appearance—he’s really very nice.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Use the words below to complete this meaning of put somebody off:

        interest       •       liking       •       stop

        to make somebody or being in somebody or something

        • Which of these are grammatically possible?
          • It put John off.
          • It put John off his food.
          • It put John off to eat his food.
          • It put John off eating his food.
          • It put him off.
          • John was put off.

      • Complete each sentence using ‘put somebody off’ and anything else necessary, so that the meaning stays the same:
        • After the accident James didn’t want to ride a bike for a long time.
          The accident (riding)

          • Don’t worry about the cost of the book.
            Don’t be

            • I stopped liking him because of his political views.
              His political views

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