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    Going off on one's own

    Please explain to me the meaning of the following sentence.

    I felt a bit naughty going off on my own, leaving the children behind.

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    Re: Going off on one's own

    What do you think it means, oleg? It's not really so difficult.

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    Re: Going off on one's own

    If this were a "fill in the gaps" exercise, and the phrasal verb had been removed, what word would you guess went in the space?

    I felt a bit naughty ____________ on my own, leaving the children behind.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Going off on one's own

    [QUOTE=emsr2d2;991863]If this were a "fill in the gaps" exercise, and the phrasal verb had been removed, what word would you guess went in the space?

    I felt a bit naughty ____________ on my own, leaving the children behind.[/QUOTE

    Wrong? - Is this correct choice

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    Re: Going off on one's own

    [QUOTE=olegv;991868]
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If this were a "fill in the gaps" exercise, and the phrasal verb had been removed, what word would you guess went in the space?

    I felt a bit naughty ____________ on my own, leaving the children behind.[/QUOTE

    Wrong? - Is this correct choice
    No. You are not looking for an adjective. "Naughty" sort of means "wrong" in a way. Does it help if I change it to this?

    I felt a bit naughty because I was __________ on my own and I was leaving the children behind.

    Have you looked up the definition of "to go off", the phrasal verb which was used in the original sentence?
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    Re: Going off on one's own

    to leave?

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    Re: Going off on one's own

    Yes! So what do you think the original sentence means now that you understand the phrasal verb?
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    Re: Going off on one's own

    (Reopening accidentally closed thread.)

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