When you talk about cleaning something it could either be the actual space or the mess/dirt in a space. In this English lesson you will learn different phrases used to talk about this.
English learners while speaking English make a common mistake while using these phrases (clean out, clean off, clean up and clean away)They think that they can use them interchangeably , that’s what we will correct today.
Clean out – to clean the inside of a space
- I need to Clean out the cupboard (inside of the cupboard)
- Please clean out the car (inside of the car)
- The drawer is dirty we need to clean out the drawer (inside of the drawer)
Clean off – used to talk about cleaning a flat surface
- We need to clean off the table since we have guests coming home (A Table is a flat surface)
- Please clean off the TV screen.(flat surface)
- Clean off the glass of the window (the window is a flat surface)
Clean up – to clean a room or a large space
- We should clean up the kitchen today, since it has been a long time.
- Lets Clean up the staircase
- The cleaner needs to Clean up the playground so that the kids can play happily.(large space)
Clean away – talks about cleaning the mess in a space
- Hey let’s clean away the mess.
- My mom will clean away the broken pieces on the floor.
- Please clean away the liquid on the ground.
We hope this English lesson has helped you a lot. Going forth you can use these phrases in order to talk about cleaning in your daily conversation.
On the same topic already a lesson was conducted by Ms Ceema. Why repetition?.
Please do conduct lesson on daily used things or object vocabulary,
lets for eg:
Types of house (their names eg: hut, wooden house, concrete structures)
Names of different rooms in a house and why they are called so?, any vocabulary related to balcony, porch etc.
Different types of doors windows and their accessories eg. L drop, door lens, door chain.
Objects which are kept for show outside inside house eg: show case, flower pot, portrait.
Name of different utensils and equipment’s used in kitchen.
Request to include pictures of these for better understanding and better retention.
Ma’am Plz make me understand Meaning of “Has nothing to do with”.