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    EEL is offline Newbie
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    Red face 'Put off until' or 'put off to'

    Put off means 'postpone' or 'to delay'

    Could somebody tell me what the difference is between the following two sentences, please?

    The meeting was put off until next week.

    The meeting was put off to next week.

    Also, please give me an example for ' put off for'.

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    jlinger is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: 'Put off until' or 'put off to'

    I don't see any difference in put off to and put off until. The former sounds like it was just casually pushed or delayed to next week, and the latter sounds more like it was more deliberately scheduled, but there probably isn't any real difference.

    For your other example, I would suggest, "They put it off for six weeks." You couldn't use to/until here as these require a date (tomorrow, next month, December 12) and the put off for uses a period of time (10 minutes, six weeks, four years).

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