Mar 2, 2017

PUT something OFF

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

    1. It’s very easy to put difficult decisions off.
    2. They’ve decided to put off their wedding until March.
    3. You’ll have to go to the dentist eventually. Why keep putting it off?
    4. Some couples put off having children until they are older.
    5. They were going to start building, but the work has been put off again.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Which of these verbs means the same as ‘put something off’?
        • to cancel something
        • to delay something
        • to refuse something
        • to prevent something

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • She put her visit off.
        • She put off her visit.
        • She put it off.
        • She put off it.
        • Her visit was put off.

    • Rewrite the parts of the sentences in italics so that the meaning stays the same, using a form of ‘put something off’ and an object (a noun or a pronoun):
      • I’m afraid I have no time for the meeting today. Can we leave it until tomorrow?
        I’m afraid I have no time for the meeting today.

        • This job must be done today—it cannot be delayed any longer.
          This job must be done today—

          • I always wait to do my work until the last minute.

          • What do you put off! Look at the two examples and write three more sentences that are true for you.
            • I hate cleaning the bathroom so I always

              • I never paying my bills.

                • I cannot doing my laundry until tomorrow.

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