Come Off

Come Off

Infinitive: Come Off
Present Tense: Come Off/ Comes Off
-ing Form: Coming Off
Past Tense: Came Off
Past Participle: Come Off
It is a non-separable phrasal verb that can
be used in four ways
  1. 1

    When something is removed or breaks off from where it was originally attached to.

    A lot of branches came off our trees in the storm last night.
    Do you know if Wolverines claws can come off?

  2. 2

    Used when talking about the results of an event or competition.

    The U.S. probably won't come off well in the World Cup - they're in a tough bracket.
    The operation came off well, without any complications.

  3. 3

    When you want to tell people you don't believe what they're saying.

    Come off it! We all know you're lying about your job.
    Why don't you come off it and tell us where you've been?

  4. 4

    How someone is perceived by other people.

    When she first met the manager, he came off as arrogant.
    Famous celebrities always wave and smile to the camera because they don't want to ruin their public image by coming off as unfriendly.

Come Off
  1. I didn't know that Mr. Kasinsky was such a sweet guy. We have to admit that he first ______ ____ as bossy and arrogant, since he never smiles or anything.
  2. There was this funny incident where Ben was trying so hard to impress his date, but the door handle of his car _____ ___ when he was about to open the door for her, and his face turned red.
  3. The concert didn't ____ ___ so well - the musicians all got drunk the night before and didn't play very well.
  4. The famous boxer, Manny Pacquaio usually ______ ____ the winner in most of his fights.
  5. Everyone is happy because the party ______ ____ really well.

Listen for the phrasal verb Come Off in the video clip from the movie The Emperor's New Groove

  1. Emperor (in the bag): I am so glad I was unconscious for all of this.

    Kronk: Mission accomplished.

    Angel: You're not just gonna let him die like that, are you?

    Kronk: My shoulder angel.

    Devil: Don't listen to that guy. He's trying to lead you down the path of righteousness. I'm gonna lead you down the path that rocks!

    Angel: Oh, _____ ____ it.

    Devil: You _____ ___ it!

    Angel: You.

    Devil: You.

    Angel: You.

    Devil: You infinity. Listen up, big guy. I got three good reasons why you should just walk away. Number one: Look at that guy! He's got that sissy stringy music thing.

    Angel: We've been through this. It's a harp, and you know it.

    Devil: Oh, right. That's a harp and that's a dress.

    Angel: Robe!

    Devil: Reason number two: Look what I can do.

    Kronk: But what does that have to do with anything?

    Angel: No, no. He's got a point.

    Kronk: Listen, you guys. You're sort of confusing me, so, uh, begone! Uh... Or, uh, you know.

    Devil: That'll work!
  2. What was the conversation about?

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • I didn’t know that Mr. Kasinsky was such a sweet guy. We have to admit that he first came off as bossy and arrogant, since he never smiles or anything.
    There was this funny incident where Ben was trying so hard to impress his date, but the door handle of his car came off when he was about to open the door for her, and his face turned red.
    The concert didn’t come off so well – the musicians all got drunk the night before and didn’t play very well.
    The famous boxer, Manny Pacquaio usually comes off the winner in most of his fights.
    Everyone is happy because the party came off really well.

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    Good!

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