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    Do not be putt of from letting your kids use the Internet.

    Hello All,
    What is the grammatical rule of the 'put off' ?

    Do not be put off from letting your kids use the Internet.

    be put off is passive?what is the meaning?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by nininaz; 19-Jun-2014 at 21:44.

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    Re: Do not be putt of from letting your kids use the Internet.

    "To be put off" is a passive idiom. In this use, it means "dissuaded".

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