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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?



 
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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #1 (permalink) Fri Dec 24, 2004 15:37 pm   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

Test No. incompl/inter-48 "Speaking 5 (The Wedding)", question 5

Neither of them was at all ......... by this sort of behaviour as they just grew fonder of each other.

(a) deterred
(b) defeated
(c) disturbed
(d) denied

Test No. incompl/inter-48 "Speaking 5 (The Wedding)", answer 5

Neither of them was at all deterred by this sort of behaviour as they just grew fonder of each other.

Correct answer: (a) deterred

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Neither of them was at all disturbed by this sort of behaviour as they just grew fonder of each other.
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Deterred #2 (permalink) Mon Dec 27, 2004 20:55 pm   Deterred
 

This means put off.
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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #3 (permalink) Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:12 am   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

Hello,
Why we cannot use disturbed???
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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #4 (permalink) Sat Jul 26, 2008 18:48 pm   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #5 (permalink) Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:03 am   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

hi Alan
why deterred? why not disturbed
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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #6 (permalink) Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:35 am   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

Hi Khumri,

You only need to ask the question once!

'Disturb' has several meanings. If you used it in the context of the test, it would suggest 'upset' but the meaning from the sentence is that the couple in the story were not deterred (put off) by the jokes other people were making about them becase it didn't make any difference and they simply became even fonder of each other. If you are not deterred by something that happens to you, it suggests that you still continue doing what you did before - it doesn't stop you.

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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #7 (permalink) Sat Aug 01, 2009 15:51 pm   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

they grew fonder of each other= they became to be fond of each other?
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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #8 (permalink) Sat Aug 01, 2009 16:33 pm   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

they became to be fond of each other?

Not really.

They became fond of each other.

They grew fond of each other.
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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #9 (permalink) Sat Mar 27, 2010 0:16 am   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

Hi everyone,
Why not the meaning of " prevent " and not as you say " put of ", because " put off" means: " postpone"
jokes on them didn't prevent them to get married.
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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #10 (permalink) Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:39 am   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

Hi,

'Prevent suggests that you stop something happening. 'Put off' can mean either 'deter' or postpone.

The football match was postponed/put off to be held later because of the bad weather.

The snow prevented us from getting to the football match.

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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #11 (permalink) Mon Mar 29, 2010 17:58 pm   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

Hi Alan,
Thank you for your great efforts, but I meant to say " Joking on the couple didn't prevent them to get married"
Never the less I am satisfied by your interpretation.Thanks again.
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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #12 (permalink) Mon Mar 29, 2010 18:05 pm   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

Hi,

Remember that the construction is 'prevent them from getting married.'

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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #13 (permalink) Mon Mar 29, 2010 18:32 pm   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

Hi Alan,
Thanks a lot, you see this is my biggest dilemma!!
The using of the prepositions & preps. in the forming of phrasals.
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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #14 (permalink) Tue Sep 13, 2011 13:56 pm   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

They became fond of each other.

They grew fond of each other.

Both sentence mean that they have liked each other?

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Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence? #15 (permalink) Tue Sep 13, 2011 18:33 pm   Does 'deterred' mean 'put off' in this sentence?
 

Both sentences mean that they liked each other more as time passed.
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