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'Put'




We are going to learn how to use the verb ‘put’ in different ways.

 

Put : to place in a specified place or position

Example: 

Please put the book on the bench.

 

Put on : turn on/ switch on

Example: 

Will you put on the light, please?

 

Put off : postpone or delay

Example: 

The IPL has been put off due to the Covid Crisis.

 

Put out : Extinguish

Example: 

The fire was put out by firefighters with great difficulty.

 

Put up : Erect or construct

Example: 

A new builder is going to put up many houses on the outskirts of this town.

 

Put forward : propose

Example: 

The newly elected ward member put forward a proposal to build a cement road here.

 

Put away : return something to its usual place

Example: 

The librarian asked me to put away the book after reading it.

 

Put back : return something to its proper place

Example: 

I put the book back on the table after reading it.

 

Put up with : tolerate someone or something

Example: 

Neha’s neighbours are annoying, but she has learned how to put up with them. 


Practice

Use the phrasal verbs that are possible with the verb 'put' in the following blanks. 

1. The Committee has _____________ some proposals to improve greenery in Vijayawada. 

2. My brother had__________ the lights before we went to sleep last night. 

3. The release date of RRR has been ___________ due to cinema ticket controversy in Andhra Pradesh. 

4. Pavitra _________ the diary in the drawer after filling today's page. 

5. He forgot to ________ the geyser and bathed with cold water. 

6. Ambedkar had to __________ much discrimination to continue his studies. 

 




 

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