Hi Volver. They are pretty much interchangeable; put off is probably slightly more informal than postponed and perhaps better in speech. In a formal document, certainly, use postponed.The Xmas party has been postponed till next week.
The Xmas party has been put off .
Can I use both ? Are they both correct ?
If not, could you please tell me in which context I should use put off as I don't know when to use it .
So, are "put off" and "canceled" roughly equivalent for you, or would one indicate more of a chance of the event happening at a later date than the other? I'm just curious.To me "postponed" indicates alteration to another time, either stated or implied; "Put off" implies permanency with no indication of possible change.