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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 41

Instructions: Click on the answer you think is correct. Phrasal Verbs with 'lay and 'live'.

1. Before we get started, I think it would be wise to lay ______ some rules of procedure.
off
down
on
up





2. You´ll have to lay _____ a fair bit to buy this place. This won't be a cheap house.
up
out
on
by





3. We´ve been laying _____ some staples as the village often gets cut off when it snows.
on
in
out
off





4. There are going to be a fair few people laid _____ if this merger goes through.
out
down
off
away





5. John won´t be coming on the camping trip as he´s laid _____ with a broken leg.
by
down
over
up





6. David has always lived his life ______ certain guiding principles.
by
for
over
with





7. He´s one of those people who lives ______ his family. They´re really the only thing that matters to him.
to
for
down
off





8. He´s been living _____ his family for as long as I can remember. I don´t think he´s ever had a real job.
over
off
on
from





9. I think John is a big disappointment to his father. He's never been able to live ______ his impossible expectations.
over from
out of
up to
up with





10. He's been living it _____ in Monte Carlo apparently.
off
up
over
out