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Why is "clock didn't go off"?



 
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Why is "clock didn't go off"? #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 27, 2007 23:06 pm   Why is "clock didn't go off"?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #164 "Idioms with the phrasal verb go", question 4

Rosie overslept because her alarm clock didn't ......... this morning.

(a) go off
(b) go over
(c) go on
(d) go back

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #164 "Idioms with the phrasal verb go", answer 4

Rosie overslept because her alarm clock didn't go off this morning.

Correct answer: (a) go off

Your answer was: incorrect
Rosie overslept because her alarm clock didn't go on this morning.
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Why is "go off"?

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Why is "clock didn't go off"? #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 27, 2007 23:30 pm   Why is "clock didn't go off"?
 

    If an alarm clock doesn't go off, it doesn't ring.
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