Mar 2, 2017

SELL OUT; SELL OUT OF something; BE SOLD OUT

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

    1. Tickets for the game will sell out very quickly.
    2. I’d like some bread, please. ~ I’m afraid we’ve sold out.
    3. They had sold out of milk by 9 a.m.
    4. The performance was completely sold out.
    5. We are already sold out for Saturday’s concert.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.

      Complete the meanings with a word or phrase below:

      all       •       none       •       almost       •       a little
      • If something sells out, it is  . . . 
        all
        sold and there is  . . . 
        none
        left.
        • almosta little
        • allnone

      • If somebody sells out or sells out of something, they have sold  . . . 
        all
        of it and have  . . . 
        little
        left.
        • allnothing
        • mostlittle

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • The tickets sold out.
        • They sold out the tickets.
        • They sold out of tickets.
        • The tickets were sold out.

    • Answer these questions in a suitable way, including a form of ‘sell out’ or ‘be sold out’ in each answer.
      • A: Did you get the newspaper?
        B: No, they were  . . . 
        sold out
        .
        • sold out
        • sell out

      • A: Why are you reserving your tickets so early?
        B: Because they will  . . . 
        sell out
        quickly.
        • sell out
        • sold out

      • A: Do you have this shirt in blue, please?
        B: I’m afraid we’ve  . . . 
        sold out
        .
        • sold out
        • sell out

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