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  • Hi this Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 91. The verb phrase today is to pass

  • someone or something off as something else or possibly someone else. Let's look

  • at the note here. If someone passes off a person or oneself, they try to pretend

  • someone or someone is or a particular type of person is that person. So let's

  • review that again. If someone passes off a person on oneself they pretend to be

  • someone or a particular type of person he or she is not. So they're trying to

  • pretend that they are somebody who they are really not. If someone tries to pass

  • off a particular thing as something else, he or she pretends it is that thing. Okay.

  • So let's look at example number one. He got arrested for trying to pass off

  • counterfeit bills as genuine bills. So here he's trying to pass off a fake thing

  • as a real thing. So the counterfeit bills is fake money

  • and he tried to pass it off as real money. So you could say he tried to pass

  • off a 100 US dollar bill. A counterfeit 100 US dollar bill as a genuine one. Okay.

  • Let's look at number two. That company fired her because they discovered she

  • tried to pass off a fake diploma as a real one. So she handed it in. She thought

  • she could get a fake diploma or maybe she thought they would never check, and

  • they did check. And they discovered it. So they found out that she tried to pass

  • off a fake diploma as a real diploma. All right. Let's look at number three.

  • Frank Abigail is the real person who Leonardo DiCaprio played in the old

  • movie "Catch Me If You Can. " Remember Tom Hanks was the policeman in that one too.

  • In the movie, the character tried to pass himself off as, well first it was a

  • teacher. He was trying to pretend he was the substitute teacher. A pilot, a doctor,

  • and a lawyer. So in this case this is a person trying to pass themselves off as

  • something else. Something they are not, especially in this case of profession

  • that they are not. And then this the real guy in real life tried had not only

  • tried to do it but actually did it successfully quite a few times. And, and

  • you see him do it. You see Leonardo, Leonardo DiCaprio's

  • character you know, do it in the movie quite a few times as well. Anyway I hope

  • you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 91. The verb phrase today is to pass

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A2 BEG US pass diploma counterfeit fake pretend leonardo

English Tutor Nick P Verb Phrase (91) Pass Someone Off as Something

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    anitawu12   posted on 2019/06/28
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