Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Apr 2010
    • Posts: 38
    • Post Thanks / Like

    pay off phrasal verb

    Hi teachers,

    I've just learned the phrasal verb pay off. Could you tell me if I used it correctly in these sample sentences?

    1. The surgical operation that he underwent last month has already paid off because as long last, his wife finally became pregnant after 5 years of trying to have a baby.

    2. All the hard work that we do in choral competition paid off. We picked up a first price.

    Thanks a lot

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 18,863
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Re: pay off phrasal verb

    Yes. You received a benefit in exchange for the effort that was made.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

Similar Threads

  1. [General] Single Verb vs Phrasal Verb
    By WelintonRG in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-Oct-2009, 01:07
  2. what type of verb is pay?
    By Teia in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-May-2009, 10:38
  3. Phrasal verb and Prepositional verb ?
    By easygoing in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Oct-2008, 01:11
  4. Phrasal verb
    By paochai01 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-Jun-2008, 19:14
  5. phrasal verb
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Mar-2005, 13:55


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts