Phrasal Verbs: Call Off vs Put Off

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In this English lesson, you’re going to learn the difference between the two phrasal verbs CALL OFF and PUT OFF.

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To call something off means to cancel something. The game was called off because of the rain.

  • The manager called off the meeting
  • She called off the wedding


To put something off means to delay doing something.

  • I sometimes put off making videos
  • You might put off getting a teacher
  • He’s been putting off telling her about his job situation

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