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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 30

Instructions: Click on the answer you think is correct. Phrasal Verbs with 'up' 2.

1. Don´t forget you have to _____ the children up from school later today.
get
take
hold
pick





2. John is very good at _______ up foreign languages. He really learns them very quickly.
picking
getting
taking
speaking





3. If you don´t know the meaning of the word, you´ll have to _______ it up.
search
seek
take
look





4. Now that we have a satellite dish we can _______ up all sorts of channels.
track
get
pick
take





5. Pete has lived in the States for so long that he's starting to _______ up a bit of an accent.
get
pick
take
bring





6. This room is a terrible mess. Could you please _____ up in here before your father gets home?
take
pick
tidy
put





7. I'd like to _____ up from where we left off last week if that's OK with you.
start
make
let
pick





8. We're hoping that sales will start to _____ up again soon.
hold
make
pick
stand





9. Despite high interest rates, demand for new houses and apartments is _____ up relatively well.
remaining
putting
staying
holding





10. As it´s her birthday today I´m going to let my little girl ____________ up until midnight.
make
stay
get
sit