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Gertrude Jekyll
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Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
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Phrasal Verb Challenge #1 : Cut down/Cut off/Cut out/Cut short.

DoraDora Teacher's PetPosts: 3,068 mod
edited February 13 in Your English Challenge
Let's make sentences using these phrasal verbs.

- Cut down (reduce)
- Cut off (disconnect)
- Cut out (cut a smaller piece from a piece of cloth or paper etc.)
- Cut short (make short, make silent)
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  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    Let me start:

    While I was advising my sister to cut down her needless expenses, the connection cut off.

    I had to cut short my talk with her because she was busy cutting out the cloth for her dress.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    She cut off herself from all the social networking site
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    She cut down al her stress with a good head massage
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Lets take a cut short way to reach our destination
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Cut down - I want to cut down my weight so I go for a morning walk daily.
    Cut off - You can't cut off any discussion without a proper conclusion.
    Cut out - My niece has just cut out all my important documents and I am totally out of my mind.:)
    Cut short - Day by day, the protesters have cut short their demands in order to make it viable.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    Your niece probably wouldn't be able to cut out whole documents, only parts of them @Bubbly. And when editing, you could just use 'cut' to say: the section that was out of date was cut by the editor.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2015
    @mheredge it was just a sentence. She actually did once with my students' assignment but thanks God I was there to rescue it.
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    Well done @Naaz. I'm impressed. :)

    Here is a slight correction:-
    - She cut herself off from all the social networking site. OR
    - She has cut herself off from social networking. (I would say)

    - She cut down all her stress with a good head massage. OR
    - Whilst massaging her head, she cut all her stress down.

    - Let's cut our way short to reach our/the destination.

    Anyway. Good sentences. :)
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    Very good sentences @Bubbly. :) Especially, that of cut out. :smiley:
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Dora Thanks. Where have you been? Busy Bee these days? :)
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    edited October 2015
    Not at all @Bubbly. :)
    I was busy preparing for my exam. Thank goodness, it's over. :) What about you? Alright?
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Dora That's great. I wish you all the best.

    Yes. Fine. I was away for a couple of weeks due to a training workshop. But now I am back. :)
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    Thank you so much @Bubbly. :)

    Welcome back. It seems good to see you around, with us. :)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Dora thank you for your words. I really enjoy spending my time during work breaks here. :)
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    That's great to hear @Bubbly. Have fun. :)

    PS - Everything comes naturally. :)
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    Here is the link for the new challenge @Tinka, @Naaz and @Bubbly. Hope you would like/enjoy.

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