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Phrasal verbs with Off

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English has a large number of phrasal verbs, many of which use the preposition 'off.'

For example, 'run off' means to leave suddenly and unexpectedly: "I have to run off now or I will be late."

We recently had a lesson on off phrasal verbs, now it's time for more.

Look at the context of each sentence and choose the correct definition. Good luck!

Lesson by Sebastian, teacher at EC Cape Town English school

  • 1. Because the lead singer of the band died unexpectedly, the concert had to be called off.

  • 2. My plane takes off in an hour, I need to hurry!

  • 3. The first thing I do when I arrive home is take off my shoes.

  • 4. I usually tell off my children when they're rude and impolite to people.

  • 5. This one time I pulled off an amazing trick shot when I was playing snooker with my friends.

  • 6. Before coming to work I dropped off my son at school.

  • 7. He was starving and polished off the whole chicken.

  • 8. He was in a huge accident and wrote off his car. It's a miracle that he survived.