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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 58

Instructions: Click on the answer you think is correct..

1. The boss is calling _____ all of us to make a big effort and achieve this month's sales targets. It'll mean a bonus if we do.
on
by
down
from





2.I'll call _____ you at 8.30 if that's OK.
at
by
for
to





3. You can call the dog _____ as I know him and he's got an appointment with the boss.
to
by
off
out





4. You can tell the security people to stand _____ as I know him and he's got an appointment with the boss.
by
over
down
up





5. We're going to call our son _____ my wife's father. He's got a name we both like and we thought it would be a nice gesture.
from
on
by
after





6. This candle has almost completely burnt _____ . Have you got any more?
up
down
off
in





7. Some people think the Mafia bumped him _____ , but I think he just fell into the river and drowned.
out
down
off
away





8. Their new album is being brought _____ sometime later this year. At first it will only be available online.
away
for
out
about





9. Don't forget to bring me _____ something nice from your holidays!
up
out
off
back





10. They're planning to break the company _____ and sell it off in pieces. They feel that will generate more money.
up
out
off
on