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Aug 28, 2015

Have you ever had to put off doing something you really wanted to do because of circumstances beyond your control? That seems to happen all the time when your life becomes very busy from everything going on around you.


In this episode, Gabby provides a great tip about three ways that the phrasal verb “To Put Off” can be used in American English. This is one of those phrasal verbs that is versatile enough to be be used in different ways depending on the circumstances. You should try to make use of this in your English conversations. It will make you sound more conversational and fluent in English, and will be readily understood by native English speakers.


Go Natural English is a wonderful site for learning useful and colorful English tips such as this one. Visit often to learn new phrases that will increase your fluency and enable you to express yourself more naturally in conversational English.


Episode transcript below:


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In this episode I want to talk about an important phrasal verb – “To Put Off.”

So, there’s several different meanings.

Now, phrasal verbs are the key to understanding everyday natural English.

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So, I’d love to share that with you to help you with your English skills.

So, “To Put Off” can mean three different things.

So, “To Put Off” can mean actually to offend someone – for example, “I was put off by his strong cologne, it was too strong and it – woo, it was just too much. So, I didn’t like it. I was put off by it. I couldn’t even stand close to him,” for example.

“To Put Off” can also mean “To Postpone.”

“So, I really wanted to meet with my friends for dinner, but we were all really busy so we put off dinner – or we put dinner off” - either one is Okay - “until next week.”

“To Put Off” to the side – you can also use “To Put Off To The Side” to mean to move an object over a little bit.

“So, let’s just put this salad dressing off to the side of the salad. I don’t want it on the salad.”

So, those are three ways to use “To Put Off.”

I hope this was helpful.

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