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    Hello Teachers.
    I put off all my things to listen to some music.
    I put off my tea to speak to her.

    How many mistakes did I make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    Hello Teachers.
    I put off all my things to listen to some music.
    I put off my tea to speak to her.

    How many mistakes did I make?
    The meaning of the first one is not clear. What do you mean by "I put off all my things"? The second is understandable but not very natural.

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    I put off all my business
    I'm going to drink tea and somebody is phoning so I put off my tea.
    "understandable but not very natural" as usual

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    Default Re: put off

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    I put off all my business
    I'm going to drink tea and somebody is phoning so I put off my tea.
    "understandable but not very natural" as usual
    "I put off all my business" is more understandable.
    I don't think most people would would say, "I put off my tea" because of a phone call. I was drinking tea when I was interrupted by a phone call.

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