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    Smile get cut off from the rest of the group

    During the climb, it's important that we stay together. If you get cut off from the rest of the group, stay where you are until we cam and find you.


    This isn't written by a native speaker, and I wonder the line in bold is idiomatic and makes sense to you. if not, how would you say it?

    Thanks.

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    Re: get cut off from the rest of the group

    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul View Post
    During the climb, it's important that we stay together. If you get cut off from the rest of the group, stay where you are until we cam and find you.

    It seems ok to me.
    It means that you get separated from the rest of the group. You find yourself alone because you were left behind or for some other reason.

    stay where you are until we cam and find you.

    ...until we come and find you.
    Last edited by queenbu; 03-Feb-2007 at 08:06. Reason: wanted to add another bit!

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    Re: get cut off from the rest of the group

    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul View Post
    During the climb, it's important that we stay together. If you get cut off from the rest of the group, stay where you are until we cam and find you.


    This isn't written by a native speaker, and I wonder the line in bold is idiomatic and makes sense to you. if not, how would you say it?

    Thanks.
    I understand like this: If you aren't able to catch up with the others in the group ..........


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    Re: get cut off from the rest of the group

    Thank you, queenbu and Harry, for the quick reply, but are you sure this is the way native speakers actually use it?

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    Re: get cut off from the rest of the group

    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul View Post
    Thank you, queenbu and Harry, for the quick reply, but are you sure this is the way native speakers actually use it?
    Just to be doubly sure, I checked in the dictionary and this is what I found.
    cut sb/sth off to prevent people from reaching or leaving a place, or to separate them from other people. For example The whole village was cut off by flooding; She lives abroad and feels very cut off from her family
    Are you convinced now?


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    Smile Re: get cut off from the rest of the group

    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    Just to be doubly sure, I checked in the dictionary and this is what I found.
    cut sb/sth off to prevent people from reaching or leaving a place, or to separate them from other people. For example The whole village was cut off by flooding; She lives abroad and feels very cut off from her family
    Are you convinced now?


    Thanks, queenbu, for the double assurance and check with which I won't feel cut off from the rescue of the world.

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    Re: get cut off from the rest of the group

    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul View Post
    Thank you, queenbu and Harry, for the quick reply, but are you sure this is the way native speakers actually use it?


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