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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 36

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

1. His father _____ away last week and I have been invited to the funeral.
took
went
broke
passed





2. I'll have to _____ most of this steak away, or give it to the dog, as I've just found out that most of the guests are vegetarians.
get
stand
chuck
salt





3. John has _____ a sizeable part of his fortune away to various charities.
made
given
put
set





4. Pete is not one to _____ away from a challenge.
go
take
run
let





5. We´re hoping to _____ away for a week in the summer, work permitting.
make
get
do
set





6. If you have any questions just _____ away.
pull
push
fire
bang





7. If you´re squeamish, now is the moment to _____ away.
stare
look
see
observe





8. I had to _____ myself away for a week in order to get the book finished on time.
set
put
lock
bring





9. When we saw the snake in the grass, we all _____ away slowly.
shot
backed
stood
put





10. Lots of people were being _____ away at the door, so I was astounded when they let us in.
turned
stood
made
let