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Phrasal and Prepositional verbs present a real problem for the English learner as they are very rarely literal. In other words, it's usually impossible to guess their meaning from their constituent parts. There is no obvious reason why the phrasal verb 'to take on' means to hire, but it does. Try the exercises and see how you do. Reading is one of the best ways to learn some of these verbs as they make a lot more sense in some sort of context.

Phrasal Verbs Multiple Choice 10

Instructions: Click on the answer you think is correct..

1. Someone broke _____ Pete´s house while he was out. They stole the DVD player and some cash.
over
into
in
on





2. Now that Jane is entering her thirties, she wants to settle _______ and have children.
for
off
down
over





3. I think she broke _____ the engagement because she felt she was too young to settle down.
out
off
on
away





4. I don't think the government has any chance of pushing _____ the proposed new tax reform.
over
in
through
forwards





5. The car broke _____ in the middle of nowhere. Luckily I managed to get a signal on my cell phone.
on
down
up
out





6. The police forced an entrance by breaking _____ the security door.
down
over
off
into





7. When he heard of his daughter´s death, he just broke _____ .
up
down
off
away





8. Some prisoners broke _____ _____ jail last night. They are considered dangerous and desperate men who should not be approached by the public.
out from
away from
out of
out to





9.The negotiations have broken _____ yet again, this time over the question of overtime payments.
down
out
on
away





10. They broke _____ from the company to form a rival firm sometime in the late seventies.
by
out
away
over