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    I have been telling amusing stories for a while but still they didn't come off.

    He never come off better after a fight.

    I would always come off badly in my exam.

    Please correct my sentences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I have been telling amusing stories for a while but still they didn't come off.

    He never came off better after a fight. [or He never comes off...]

    I would always come off badly in my exam.

    Please correct my sentences.
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    Five years ago, I thought of reduction in the price of the books by $50 dollar, but it doesn't come off now.

    Please correct it.
    Last edited by user_gary; 24-Jul-2007 at 09:34.

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    What are you trying to say in your sentence? That the reduction in price has not been made or that it failed to work?

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    Thank you friends.

    I applied the following meaning in my sentence :

    come off (SUCCEED) phrasal verb INFORMAL
    to happen as planned or to succeed:
    (1) There was some sort of property deal that didn't come off.
    (2) I tried telling a few jokes but they didn't come off (= no one laughed).

    I mean, by the sentence, that, "Five years ago(2003) I thought that the price of the books will be reduced after five years (2007), but it doesn't happen now as I intended, actually, now, the price of the books remain the same".
    Last edited by user_gary; 27-Jul-2007 at 16:40.

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    Five years ago I proposed a reduction in book prices, but my proposal did not come off [[=succeed]] and the prices are the same now as they were then.

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    Thank you Anglika.
    Few more sentences :
    (1) I intended more demand from customers by reducing the prices of the books, but it didn't came off.
    (2) I tried to please him by flattering him, but it didn't came off.
    Please help me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you Anglika.
    Few more sentences :
    (1) I intended more demand from customers by reducing the prices of the books, but it didn't come off.
    (2) I tried to please him by flattering him, but it didn't come off.
    Please help me.
    If you want to use the past tense:

    My attempt to flatter him came off and he is now my best friend.

    The company's attempt to increase its customers by reducing its prices came off and it is now the biggest in the country.

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    Thank you Anglika.
    Here is a few sentences :

    (1) My efforts to convince the customer did come off and he bought all the goods.
    (2) Her attempt to complete the work by 5 o'clock will come off.

    Please help me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you Anglika.
    Here are a few ["few" really means more than two] sentences :

    (1) My efforts to convince the customer did come off and he bought all the goods. ok
    (2) Her attempt to complete the work by 5 o'clock will come off. ok

    Please help me.
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