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I'm going away for a few days... #1 (permalink) Fri Oct 22, 2004 15:50 pm   I'm going away for a few days...
 

Test No. incompl/elem-12 "We went on holiday", question 6

I'm going ......... for a few days so don't send me any more work.

(a) off
(b) out
(c) over
(d) away

Test No. incompl/elem-12 "We went on holiday", answer 6

I'm going away for a few days so don't send me any more work.

Correct answer: (d) away

Your answer was: incorrect
I'm going out for a few days so don't send me any more work.
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Good better #2 (permalink) Fri Oct 22, 2004 17:37 pm   Good better
 

Hi,

Which question are you writing about?

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I'm going away for a few days... #3 (permalink) Wed Jul 13, 2005 19:17 pm   I'm going away for a few days...
 

Why away is an answer rather than out ?
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My guess #4 (permalink) Thu Jul 14, 2005 16:17 pm   My guess
 

I guess just because he is going far away for some days and not just going out the door.
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Out of... #5 (permalink) Mon Aug 29, 2005 17:10 pm   Out of...
 

Alan wrote:
Hi,

Which question are you writing about?

Alan

hi
may i say i'm going out of smth (country)? and i'm out of smth.
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Go out of #6 (permalink) Mon Aug 29, 2005 17:32 pm   Go out of
 

Hi Lisa,

You usually say go out of a room meaning leave the room. With something large like a country you would say: I am leaving Poland or if you are talking about a journey, you would depart from an airport/station/sea port.

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Out of #7 (permalink) Mon Aug 29, 2005 17:34 pm   Out of
 

Hi again,

To be out of something means you have no more of it. You go into a shop and ask for bananas and the shopkeeper says: I'm sorry I am out of bananas = I have no more bananas.

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Out of #8 (permalink) Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:59 am   Out of
 

Alan wrote:
Hi again,

To be out of something means you have no more of it. You go into a shop and ask for bananas and the shopkeeper says: I'm sorry I am out of bananas = I have no more bananas.

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hi Alan thanks a lot
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I'm going away for a few days... #9 (permalink) Wed Aug 31, 2005 13:48 pm   I'm going away for a few days...
 

.
Or, you can be out of the office for a few minutes-- this is a common memo item or phone message.
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Out of #10 (permalink) Wed Aug 31, 2005 16:40 pm   Out of
 

Well yes

and you can also be out of your mind - which means you've gone crazy.

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I'm going away for a few days... #11 (permalink) Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:22 pm   I'm going away for a few days...
 

Hi.

I didn't find difference between "go away" and "go off" in dictionaries.
Can anybody explain me this?
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I'm going away for a few days... #12 (permalink) Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:38 am   I'm going away for a few days...
 

As I think now, "go off" means "to become such a kind as broken", I can be in office but "not in use", something so.
And "to be far from office, to be absent " we use "go away", isn't it so?
If I say "he is gone away" they understand "he is far from here"
If I say "he is gone off" they can get as he got drunken.
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I'm going away for a few days... #13 (permalink) Thu Sep 17, 2009 17:54 pm   I'm going away for a few days...
 

Good example Nic11o. I think that now I understant the difference between go away and go off.
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I'm going away for a few days... #14 (permalink) Thu Sep 17, 2009 23:02 pm   I'm going away for a few days...
 

Sorry, but I have never heard 'go off' used with that meaning, Nic.
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I'm going away for a few days... #15 (permalink) Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:06 am   I'm going away for a few days...
 

i am still confuse the difference between "out" and "away"..can anybody tell me about away more detail??

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