Following our series of games with phrasal verbs, here is another game to help practice some examples with the preposition OFF. The verbs we are looking at are: go off, call off, pull off, put off and pay off.
What is important to remember with these verbs is that often the OFF implies a meaning of separation. For example:
I pulled off my jacket. = I removed my jacket.
I broke off a piece of bread. = I removed a piece of bread from the loaf.
In the following examples, some of the phrasal verbs share this meaning of separation, however you should be aware of some additional meanings:
go off - explode or activate
call off - cancel an event or action
pull off - achieve something difficult or unexpected
put off - cause someone to become disinterested OR delay/procrastinate
pay off - to bribe OR to yield results OR to make a final payment of a debt
All of the sentences in the game are examples of authentic language and, as a result, are quite challenging.