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call off vs put off ??

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call off vs put off ??

Postby mrluyen » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:25 pm

Could you please tell me the differences in usage between:

CALL OFF and PUT OFF

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Re: call off vs put off ??

Postby Josef » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:10 am

If you call something off you cancel it.
If you put something off you postpone it.

Examples:
The game was called off so we'll never know who would have won.
The game was put off until next week.
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Re: call off vs put off ??

Postby DavidWill » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:45 pm

On this same topic, I have a similiar question.

What is more correct: "I always put things off until the last minute" or "I always put things off for the last minute"?
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Idiom of the day - "I was planning to do some procrastinating today, but I decided to put it off until tomorrow." :-)

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Re: call off vs put off ??

Postby Josef » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:00 pm

DavidWill wrote:What is more correct: "I always put things off until the last minute" or "I always put things off for the last minute"?

"until" is correct (not more correct)

DavidWill wrote:Idiom of the day - "I was planning to do some procrastinating today, but I decided to put it off until tomorrow."

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Re: call off vs put off ??

Postby DavidWill » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:52 pm

Hi Josef,

I thank you very very much for your quick reply.

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