to go off (2)

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 3 comments

to go off (2)

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 3 comments

This sentence contains the English phrasal verb 'to go off'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: B1 (Intermediate)  //  Accent: Ireland

This sentence contains the English phrasal verb 'to go off'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Language: B1 (Intermediate)  //  Accent: Ireland

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smell this milk ? I think it ?

you smell this milk me? I think it have gone ?

About the sentence

to go off

This is an extremely useful phrasal verb. When food goes off it expires or becomes bad.

We often use this phrasal verb in the present perfect (something has gone off) because we are talking about a past action (the milk went off yesterday or several days ago) which is important now (I can't have a cup of tea, or we need to buy some more milk). 


might have + past participle (e.g. it might have gone off) is used to say that it is possible that something happened. We are not certain, but it is possible.

For example, imagine we are waiting at the cinema for a friend who is late. We are wondering where he is and why he is late. Two possibilities are that he got lost, or that he forgot. We would say: He might have got lost, or he might have forgotten.

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  • Have you ever accidentally eaten or drunk something that had gone off? What was it? Did you get sick?

  • My granny is happy to eat food which has gone off (up to a pointto some extent). Are you relaxed about this as well, or do you avoid food which has gone off?

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I think in the first part the word is please in the record not can.

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