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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 26

Instructions: Click on the answer you think is correct. Some Phrasal Verbs with 'get'.

1. The children are very quiet. I hope they're not getting _____ anything they shouldn't be.
up to
off to
away to
out to





2. I really don't want to go to their party. Is there no way we can get _____ it?
out from
off from
by to
out of





3. I lent the lawnmower to John six weeks ago. He's still got it and I'm beginning to wonder if I’m ever going to get it _____ .
from
out
up
back





4. If he has to he can just about get _____ in German, but it's not usually necessary as so many Germans speak excellent English.
away
off
by
up





5. Paula is still getting _____ a particularly nasty bout of gastric flu. We hope to have her back at work next week.
under
over
for
by





6. I really don’t know what has got _____ Pete lately. He's not been returning my calls and is acting very strangely.
down
on
by
into





7. When you get _____ with that book, I'd love to read it.
by
through
over
on





8. John is very happy because his son has just got _____ a good university.
up
on
into
in





9. I must have got _____ at least $5000 when I was in the States. I spent a fortune over there.
by
out
over
through





10. I think the only way he got _____ the funeral was by drinking a lot.
on
through
across
down





11. Could you get _____ to me as soon as possible on this?
back
down
away
out





12. He just about manages to get _____ on his current salary, but it isn't easy.
up
through
by
off





13. He fell asleep on the train and so he had to get _____ three stops down the line.
away
off
over
down