to pull out of sth

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

to pull out of sth

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

This micro-dictation contains the phrasal verb 'to pull out of something'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: English (Northern England)

This micro-dictation contains the phrasal verb 'to pull out of something'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

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Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: English (Northern England)

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I had to the trip minute because I'd forgotten passport.

About the sentence

to pull out of sth

If you pull out of something, it means you change your mind about participating or being involved in something. This is often used when we are talking about social or business arrangements.

Imagine you have arranged with your friends to go to the cinema together on Friday, but change your mind because you aren't feeling very well. You would call them and let them know that you were pulling out.


To do something at the last minute means that you do it at the latest possible time. e.g. Tom is incredibly disorganised and always leaves everything to the last minute.

The past perfect (...I had forgotten...) is used in this sentence because the action (forgetting) happens before the main action of the sentence (deciding to pull out), which is also in the past. The past perfect communicates the past before the past, or the earlier past.

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  • Do you have an annoying friend who always pulls out of things at the last minute? Give me an example.

  • Have you ever had to pull out of something at the last minute? What happened?

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