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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 42

Instructions: Click on the answer you think is correct. Phrasal Verbs with 'Off' 1.

1. I'm just about ready to _____ off. The sea looks quite calm so we should be fine.
lead
cast
put
tie





2. One way you could _____ off the cost of my smashed window would be by cutting my grass for a month.
work
put
get
bring





3. I've really started to _____ off Pete since he started seeing Judy. She certainly hasn't changed him for the better.
push
take
get
go





4. David is a very clever mimic who often _____ Pete off. When he speaks to me on the phone I sometimes think I´m talking to Pete himself.
puts
goes
takes
comes





5. The village was completely _____ off by the flood waters which had risen two feet overnight.
stood
cut
taken
made





6. These pain killers will start to _____ off after 4 or 5 hours. Try not to take too many as they are rather strong.
wear
get
go
make





7. Pete´s gas has been _____ off as he went away for three months and forgot to set up a direct debit to pay the bill.
set
cut
brought
put





8. My alarm didn't _____ off this morning, and I was an hour and a half late for work as a result.
go
put
lay
take





9. The match has been _____ off because of all this rain.
called
taken
broken
dropped





10. We've decided to _______ off making a decision until we have all the relevant facts.
put
set
get
drop