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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 54

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

1. The company was taken _____ by a huge American concern last year. They haven't made many changes yet.
up
on
off
over





2. I´m really starting to take _____ David, although, to be honest, I didn´t like him much at first.
on
up
to
at





3. These trousers are much too wide for me and will have to be taken _____ a good deal at the waist.
on
out
up
in





4. He took _____ golf when he was well into his forties and became a scratch player in no time.
in
on
up
over





5. I'm sorry for taking _____ so much of your time; I know how busy you are.
on
up
in
at





6. That table takes _____ far too much room. We really should get something smaller.
in
up
out
on





7. We're going to have to take _____ another loan if we want to do up the house. Our savings certainly won't cover it.
for
by
in
out





8. The ship is stopping in Cairo to take _____ some new passengers.
up
over
on
in





9. He´s going to be taking _____ a lot more responsibility as a result of his promotion.
on
up
in
forward





10. We´re hoping to take _____ a few shows when we´re in London.
at
on
in
up