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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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Phrasal Verb Challenge #1 : Cut down/Cut off/Cut out/Cut short.

DoraDora Teacher's PetPosts: 3,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 2017 in Your English Challenge
Let's make sentences using these phrasal verbs.

- Cut down (reduce)
- Cut off (disconnect)
- Cut out (cut a smaller piece from a piece of cloth or paper etc.)
- Cut short (make short, make silent)
"Like rain, I fell for you."
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  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Let me start:

    While I was advising my sister to cut down her needless expenses, the connection cut off.

    I had to cut short my talk with her because she was busy cutting out the cloth for her dress.
    "Like rain, I fell for you."
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    She cut off herself from all the social networking site
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    She cut down al her stress with a good head massage
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Lets take a cut short way to reach our destination
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,277 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Cut down - I want to cut down my weight so I go for a morning walk daily.
    Cut off - You can't cut off any discussion without a proper conclusion.
    Cut out - My niece has just cut out all my important documents and I am totally out of my mind.:)
    Cut short - Day by day, the protesters have cut short their demands in order to make it viable.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 34,648 mod
    Your niece probably wouldn't be able to cut out whole documents, only parts of them @Bubbly. And when editing, you could just use 'cut' to say: the section that was out of date was cut by the editor.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,277 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2015
    @mheredge it was just a sentence. She actually did once with my students' assignment but thanks God I was there to rescue it.
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well done @Naaz. I'm impressed. :)

    Here is a slight correction:-
    - She cut herself off from all the social networking site. OR
    - She has cut herself off from social networking. (I would say)

    - She cut down all her stress with a good head massage. OR
    - Whilst massaging her head, she cut all her stress down.

    - Let's cut our way short to reach our/the destination.

    Anyway. Good sentences. :)
    "Like rain, I fell for you."
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very good sentences @Bubbly. :) Especially, that of cut out. :smiley:
    "Like rain, I fell for you."
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,277 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Dora Thanks. Where have you been? Busy Bee these days? :)
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2015
    Not at all @Bubbly. :)
    I was busy preparing for my exam. Thank goodness, it's over. :) What about you? Alright?
    "Like rain, I fell for you."
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,277 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Dora That's great. I wish you all the best.

    Yes. Fine. I was away for a couple of weeks due to a training workshop. But now I am back. :)
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thank you so much @Bubbly. :)

    Welcome back. It seems good to see you around, with us. :)
    "Like rain, I fell for you."
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,277 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Dora thank you for your words. I really enjoy spending my time during work breaks here. :)
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's great to hear @Bubbly. Have fun. :)

    PS - Everything comes naturally. :)
    "Like rain, I fell for you."
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here is the link for the new challenge @Tinka, @Naaz and @Bubbly. Hope you would like/enjoy.

    http://learn-english-forum.org/discussion/2986/your-challenge-01-drop-in-drop-off-drop-out?new=1
    "Like rain, I fell for you."
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