Read off, read into, read over/through, read for, read up, read back. Follow the list for expressions and examples;
Read sth. off :
- The teacher read off questions and the children wrote them down in their notebooks.
- I read the number off the cargo.
- Could you read off the last four digits of the credit card again.
- As I read your name off, please come up to the stage and get your prize.
- When your name has been read off, get your bag and come to my side.
to read some information that is printed or displayed on something:
- Baby’s mother looked at the thermometer and read the temperature off.
- The nurse read off patient’s temperature from the thermometer.
Read ( sth) back:
- Yes, I have written the mobile phone number down. Let me read it back to you to make sure I have it right.
- Could you read back my son’s letter to me.
- My friend asked me to read back what I’d written.
- Can you read the last part of the article back to me.
- Please, read the last part back to us because your friends didn’t catch it.
Read into :
- Don’t read too much into his leaving so suddenly-He probably just had a bus to catch.
- That sentence means exactly what it says. Don’t try to read anything else into it.
- We are not reading too much into your comments.
- Everyone can read anything they want to into my behaviours but the truth is really different.
- If you have a chance, do you read your exam paper over before giving it to the teacher.
- Hirers should read over the contract before signing it.
- The teacher read each student exam paper over and marked all mistakes with a red pen.
- We read your proposal through along with the committee yesterday and we decided to accept your proposal.
- Always read over your homework when you have finished. This will make you more successful.
Read for sth:
- They are in the library reading for their exams next week.
to read, looking especially for something, such as errors, clarity, etc.
- The teacher read her students’s essay for spelling and grammer errors.
- If writers hire an assistant to read for the mistakes, this is better fort hem.
Read up on:
- We read up on the places to visit before we travel.
- She have been reading up on the World War 2.
- I have to read up on a company before going for an interview.
- It is a good idea to read up on the subjects before the examination.