Put part 2

Put part 2


Let’s continue with more expression with the verb ‘to put’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions:

‘to put forward’ an idea or opinion means to suggest something for discussion.

  • A few suggestions have been put forward for consideration.
  • Jan put forward a few ideas for raising money for the charity.

‘to put forward’ a person or a name means to suggest someone for a job or position.

  • He put his name forward as a candidate for election.
  • I’ve put Peter’s name forward for the post in accounts.

‘to put in’ means to install new equipment or a new system.

  • We have put in a more powerful engine in the new version.
  • We’ve just had a new bathroom put in.

‘to put in’ money means to invest.

  • I’ve put a lot of money in this project. I hope to make a good profit.
  • I’ve put all my money in government bonds.

‘to put in for’ means to request a transfer or to apply for a job.

  • I hope I get the job in Toronto. I’ve put in for a transfer there.
  • She’s put in for the job in the Export department but I don’t think she’s qualified for it.

‘to put into’ If you put time, money or energy into something, it means that you invest a lot in it.

  • I’m not happy with the result even though I’ve put a lot of time into it.
  • She put a lot of effort into getting it right.

‘to put off’ an event means to postpone it to a later time.

  • Tomorrow will be too late. Don’t put it off.
  • She’s put the wedding off until her father has recovered from his illness.

‘to put someone off’ means to stop them doing something by disturbing them.

  • I wish he would let me work quietly. His talking puts me off my work.
  • All the people watching put him off his game. He didn’t play very well at all.

‘to put someone off’ another person means to make them dislike someone.

  • His arrogant attitude puts people off him very quickly.
  • The stories I heard about him really put me off him.

‘to put off’ the light means to switch it off.

  • I couldn’t sleep. I finally put the light off at two in the morning.
  • Can you put the light off, please? It’ll be easier to see the screen.

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