Mar 2, 2017

TURN somebody or something DOWN

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

    1. Why did you turn down the invitation to Kate and Joe’s wedding?
    2. I can’t believe he turned the company’s offer down flat.
    3. She keeps inviting me to visit her in Scotland but I always turn her down.
    4. Their proposals have been turned down because they will cost too much.
    5. I’ve just been turned down for another job.
    • Use the sentences in the box to help you do these exercises.
      • Choose the correct meaning of this use of turn somebody or something down:
        • to reject or refuse somebody or something
        • to remove or destroy somebody or something

      • Which of the following can you turn down?
        • an invitation
        • an offer
        • a party
        • a job
        • a wedding
        • a proposal

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • She turned the offer down.
        • She turned down the offer.
        • She turned it down.
        • She turned down him.
        • The offer was turned down.
        • He was turned down.

    • Complete the following sentences with the correct form of ‘turn somebody or something down’ and one of the objects below:
      • Every record company had  . . . 
        turned the band down
        so they produced the album themselves.
        • turned the band down
        • turned down the plans
        • turned down the chance
        • turning him down
        • turn down a place

      • They were very disappointed when the Council  . . . 
        turned down the plans
        for a larger school.
        • turned the band down
        • turned down the plans
        • turned down the chance
        • turning him down
        • turn down a place

      • Early in his career he  . . . 
        turned down the chance
        of playing the title role m a Hollywood movie.
        • turned the band down
        • turned down the plans
        • turned down the chance
        • turning him down
        • turn down a place

      • Sadly, he had to  . . . 
        turn down a place
        on a graduate course when his mother fell ill.
        • turned the band down
        • turned down the plans
        • turned down the chance
        • turning him down
        • turn down a place

      • She thought he was so attractive that she couldn’t imagine any woman  . . . 
        turning him down
        .
        • turned the band down
        • turned down the plans
        • turned down the chance
        • turning him down
        • turn down a place

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