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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 34

Instructions: Click on the answer you think is correct.

1. They´re attempting a cover-up, but it´ll all come _____ in the end.
up
off
to
out





2. It´s a bit late in the day to start having doubts. There's no turning _____ now I´m afraid.
over
off
back
down





3. The team has been falling _____ since they sold their two best players.
down
off
apart
out





4. I was a bit drunk at the wedding and bumped _____ a waiter making him drop his tray.
into
on
with
off





5. I don´t usually do _____ the top button on my shirt, even when I´m wearing a tie.
in
up
out
on





6. I have a very old watch and I'm afraid I forgot to wind it _____ , so I didn´t know what time it was.
down
in
off
up





7. The dinosaurs are now believed to have died _____ as a result of a meteorite crashing into the earth.
on
out
over
down





8. The custom of taking tea at four has more or less died _____ .
up
out
off
down





9. I´m going to try and slip _____ for a cigarette when the boss isn´t looking.

on
off
down
under





10. Let´s wait and see how things turn _____ before making a definitive decision.
over
on
off
out