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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 48

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

1. I´m afraid you´ll have to _____ that cigarette out. Smoking isn't allowed on company premises.
take
stamp
put
set





2. I'd love to _____ her out, but she'd never say yes, so what's the point.
get
make
ask
set





3. During the recent mortgage crisis the bank of England had to _____ out one of Britain´s smaller banks.
make
settle
bail
prop





4. I had to _____ John out or the police wouldn't have let him go. I just hope he pays me back soon.
bail
set
settle
pay





5. You're going to have to _____ out all fatty foods and start doing some serious exercise, or you'll be a candidate for a heart attack.
cut
shut
give
put





6. The main chimney of the local factory _____ out an enormous amount of smoke and nobody seems to care.
pops
drives
belches
burps





7. Pete and John have _____ out again and as a consequence aren't on speaking terms. They really shouldn't discuss politics or religion.
shouted
fallen
stood
fought





8. Would you mind _____ out these test papers? Make sure each member of the class gets one.
dropping
making
handing
putting





9. I really must _____ out the attic. There´s all sorts of stuff up there that we no longer use.
close
put
throw
clear





10. My daughter is much too young to be _____ out all night.
getting
keeping
maintaining
staying