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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 2

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

1. We will have to start laying people _____ if things don´t start to improve.
off
down
away
out





2. Get _____ the bus before it's impossible to get a seat.
up
over
on
off





3. This is my stop. I have to get _____ the bus here.
away
off
out
down





4. Get _____ and I´ll give you a lift.
up
into
over
in





5. What time does John's flight get _____ ? I think it's due at 6.30
in
onto
out of
up to





6. Thanks for the lift. I can get _____ here.
off
down
out
over





7. I´ll have to get ____ the car. I think I´m going to be sick.
off
out
out of
down





8. As so many people are ill, the meeting has been put _____ to next Friday.
out
down
out
back





9. The police are looking _____ the matter, which they regard as very serious.
into
onto
to
by





10. I don´t how how he gets _____ on his salary. He can't earn enough to pay for food, the car and rent.
over
through
in
by