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What's the opposite of "electricity goes out"? Can we use "return"?
 

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"The electricity came back on." It would not be correct to use "returned" because the electricity didn't go anywhere. Technically, it went off, not out, but the use of "out" is idiomatic.
 
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Did I use the verbs correctly below?

Last night we were watching the football match when the electricity went out / off. When it came back on, the match had already finished.

Are any other ways to say this? I mean any synonyms for "go out / off and come back on".
 

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We had a blackout/power outage/power failure last night; the power/electricity was restored after two hours.
 

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go off opposite go on
 

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Did I use the verbs correctly below?

Last night we were watching the football match when the electricity went out / off. When it came back on, the match had already finished.

This is correct and natural to my ear. You could also use went down.
 
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