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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 55

Instructions: Click on the answer you think is correct. Some Phrasal Verbs with 'Get'.

1. After the coffee and small talk it was time to get _____ business.
start up
over to
up to
down to





2. Something has come up at work and I simply can't get _____ it, so I'll be late home again.
over from
by from
out of
away from





3. I rang them several times, but couldn't get _____ . The line was busy all the time.
on
across
over
through





4. The new HR manager is not an easy man to get _____ , although Pete says he's not so bad when you get to know him
by with
off with
on with
over with





5. His boss is very easy going and lets him get _____ all sorts of things that my boss wouldn't tolerate.
over with
away with
on with
through with





6. Could you get _____ to me as soon as possible on this?
under
back
out
by





7. Can you please stop talking and just get _____ your work?.
in with
by with
on with
over with





8. His flight is supposed to get _____ at 3.45.
to
over
in
on





9. You'll need more than a few French classes before you go to France if you want to be able to get _____ in the language.
over
across
on
by





10. Getting _____ early is not something that he finds easy. He certainly loves his bed.
by
at
up
on