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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 50

Instructions: Click on the answer you think is correct. Phrasal Verbs with 'Out' 3.

1. She finally ______ out and told her family and friends that she was a lesbian.
left
came
went
took





2. I saw Pete and Jane ______ out at the party. I wonder if she knows he´s married.
making
holding
working
getting





3. I usually try and ______ out at the gym at least once a week.
pull
push
make
work





4. I just can´t ______ her out at all. She´s a bit of an enigma.
get
take
make
bring





5. I just can´t ______ her out at all. She´s a bit of an enigma.
stand
work
leave
pick





6. I think I´m going to ______ out my apartment while I´m in the States.
rent
sell
put
make





7. The idea of the guard dog is to ______ people out of the building. The problem is he´s not very aggressive.
set
keep
drive
put





8. For me the only candidate who really ______ out was number five.
wore
pushed
stood
stayed





9. You´re going to ______ out those new shoes of yours if you keep wearing them all the time.
wear
spend
let
shell





10. By the time I had finished cleaning the house and doing the garden I was completely ______ out.
cleaned
driven
spent
worn