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      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
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      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
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    #1

    tell off

    Hi there,

    I don't understand the meaning of the following sentence.


    The teacher told me off for swearing.

    Does it mean the teacher told me off because I swore?

    Thanks
    pte

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      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 2
    #2

    Re: tell off

    Yes!


    • Join Date: Oct 2008
    • Posts: 1
    #3

    Re: tell off

    told me off means scolded/scolding.

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