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This phrasal verb lesson TAKE OFF is the last of 4 different uses of the English phrasal verb ‘Take Off’. In the following lesson, we demonstrate that it means to take time away from work. We recommend practicing our examples to see if you can understand the right way to use it.



Phrasal Verb: Take Off 4

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Phrasal Verb Lesson TAKE OFF #4

Alternative Meaning:  Take time away from work or to not work

Example 1:

  • I asked my boss if i could take 3 days off this week.
  • I asked my boss if i could not work for 3 days this week.

Example 2:

  •  I need to take some time off work to destress a bit.
  •  I need to not work to destress a bit.


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