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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 27

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

1. Pete's undoubtedly very bright, but sometimes has trouble getting his ideas _____ to the group.
forward
away
across
on





2. I’ve never got _____ with her that well for some reason. Maybe I should make more of an effort.
by
in
on
over





3. I’m going to try and get _____ early tonight so we can go out for a meal.
by
away
on
round





4. Sooner or later, I've got to tell her the wedding’s off, so, I may as well get it _____ .
by with
off with
over with
on with





5. If anyone calls for me when I'm out, could you say I've just popped _____ for a sandwich.
around
out
by
in





6. John said he might drop _____ later for a chat and a coffee.
round
out
off
on





7. Most of the teenagers in this area hang _____ at that café.
up
out
by
off





8. When someone rings trying to sell me something I just hang _____ them.
up over
up at
up on
up in





9. I don't see that as a viable option so I think we can safely rule it _____ .
out
away
down
back





10. I think that probably falls _____ HR as it's employment related.
by
for
under
into