Mar 2, 2017

PUT somebody OFF; PUT somebody OFF something (2)

9 cards
, 18 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. The manager complained that the noise of the crowd had put his players off.
    2. Don’t stand there watching me—you’re putting me off!
    3. The loud music put Ben off his work.
    4. In the exam I was rather put off by somebody coughing
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Choose the correct meaning for this use of put somebody off:
        • to disturb somebody who is trying to give all their attention to something
        • to cancel something that you have arranged with somebody

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • The noise put Ben off.
        • The noise put off Ben.
        • The noise put Ben off his work.
        • The noise put him off.
        • Ben was put off.

    • Complete the following sentences in an appropriate way, using a form of ‘put somebody off’ and any other necessary words or phrases:
      • How can you work while the TV’s on? Doesn’t (noise)

        • I don’t want my friends to come and watch me play. They will

          • I didn’t realize you were trying to work. I can turn the radio off if (it)

          • Which sentence is right? Correct any errors in the following:
            • If I want to do well, I mustn’t let anything put off my work this week.
              check you answer
              If I want to do well, I mustn’t let anything put me off my work this week.
              • correct
              • incorrect

            • It had started to rain, but this didn’t put her off her game at all.
              check you answer
              It had started to rain, but this didn’t put her off her game at all.
              • correct
              • incorrect

            • The children all sat at the front and tried to put off the teacher.
              check you answer
              The children all sat at the front and tried to put the teacher off.
              • correct
              • incorrect

            • The noise of the traffic is putting her off, so she closed the window.
              check you answer
              The noise of the traffic was putting her off, so she closed the window.
              • correct
              • incorrect

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