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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 43

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

1. A bomb _____ off in London yesterday. As yet no group has claimed responsibility for it.
went
got
came
took





2. Sales have really started to _____ off since we introduced the new after sales service plan.
take
go
make
break





3. The lights _______ off again for ten minutes last night. Nobody knows why. Some sort of power cut I suppose.
got
turned
put
went





4. Please _____ off those wet clothes and I´ll dry them for you.
take
put
drop
make





5. This exercise routine should _____ off a fair few calories.
burn
put
go
waste





6. He´s agreed to _____ 10% off the asking price as the house needs a new roof.
drop
move
work
knock





7. He´s agreed to _____ 10% off the asking price as the house needs a new roof.
get
take
turn
bring





8. It was a risky thing to do, but it _____ off.
jumped
went
came
took





9. We´ll have to get all this food out of the sun or it'll soon _____ off.
push
wear
come
go





10. I hope this rain _____ off a bit before the guests arrive. If not, we'll have to eat indoors.
drops
eases
falls
makes