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    Question Spin off - What is the meaning ?

    I am in doubt about a phrasal verb I have bumped into when reading an article in English and no dictionary in my research seem to be clear or understandable in its explanation....

    ...and here it is " Spin off "

    And in context, it is....

    Last night on TV there was this show about that actor who tries to get his big break in show biz. People thought it was a rerun but actually it was a pilot for a sitcom. Itīs a spin-off of a series that was really popular some time ago. Itīs a spoof of Hollywood and its stars but I thought it was way too slapstick for me. Even that famous actress, whatīs her name again, had a walk-on. She had a one-liner but her acting was a show-stopper.

    "Itīs a spin-off of a series that was really popular some time ago".

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    Default Re: Spin off - What is the meaning ?

    When (usually minor) characters from one television show become the main characters in their own show, that show is called a spin-off.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Spin off - What is the meaning ?

    seperate part,I think

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    Default Re: Spin off - What is the meaning ?

    Quote Originally Posted by winnie22 View Post
    separate part,I think
    Sorry, winnie, but I don't get that.

    Please explain what you mean (and in grammatical English).

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 03-Aug-2012 at 08:21.

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