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    Hi all teachers..!

    As i pass through some phrasal verbs.I found many meanings of single phrasal verb....let me give you an example of that...my confusion is that how to use those phrasal verbs in different meanings.....!

    im copying from the list(one phrsala just)...!thank you..!!please make one sentence each for every meaning that is mentioned in the phrasal verb....!any sentence(but easy)....!

    Get off

    - Escape punishment
    - Leave a bus, train, etc.
    - Finish, leave work
    - Start a journey
    - Help a baby or child sleep
    - Orgasm, have sex
    - Manage to fire a gun
    - Stop talking on the phone
    - Write or send letters, messages, etc
    - Say or write something funny

    thank you....!God bless you all teachers and everybody..!

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    Default Re: one confusion ....!

    Hi ovair,

    Get off

    - Escape punishment Because this was his first offense, I bet he will get off with only a warning.
    - Leave a bus, train, etc. If you're looking for Center City, you need to get off at the next station. (I don't see this as phrasal - "off" is a true preposition here.)
    - Finish, leave work What time do you get off tonight? My shift doesn't end until 7.
    - Start a journey I'd like to get off to an early start tomorrow. Will you be ready to leave by 6?
    - Help a baby or child sleep I'm not familiar with this use
    - Orgasm, have sex (Note: This is a bit vulgar. I wouldn't use this with my mother.) He really gets off thinking about Elizabeth Hurley when he has sex with his wife.
    - Manage to fire a gun The bank robber got off two shots before being overpowered by the guard. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
    - Stop talking on the phone Oops. The kids are home. I've got to get off now. Talk to you soon!
    - Write or send letters, messages, etc I'm not famaliar with this use.
    - Say or write something funny I'm not familiar with this you.

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    Default Re: one confusion ....!

    - Help a baby or child sleep >>
    It took for ever to get the baby off to sleep tonight.


    - Write or send letters, messages, etc >.
    I must get this letter off in tonight's post.
    I must get off this letter tonight.

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    Default Re: one confusion ....!

    Ah yes - I was stuck in the mindset of not breaking the two words apart. But even so, I wouldn't say "It took me forever to get the baby off tonight," but rather "to get the baby off to sleep" - so that isn't really using "get off" as a phrasal for "get to sleep," is it?

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