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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 60

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

1. We were hoping to get away for a weekend in London, but our plans have fallen _____ as we both have to work.
off
down
through
out





2. I don't know who came _____ that idea, but it's a non-starter.
under with
down with
up with
off with





3. Why don't we sign _____ the guided tour of Manhattan? No, I think I'd prefer to explore on my own.
off for
away for
in for
up for





4. Lisa started her speech by talking about the need to invest more in R&D but went _____ talk about the problems of staff retention.
by to
over to
on to
up to





5. We met in London in 1999 and hit it _____ at once. We got on well immediately and have been friends ever since.
out
on
over
off





6. There's nothing like a cold beer on Friday night. I've been looking _____ that all day.
after
forward to
up
for





7. David's had it _____ me since I started dating his ex-girlfriend.
out for
down for
in for
off for





8. It's worth shopping _____ as there are enormous differences in price. It's easier to compare prices online.
under
over
around
about





9. Peter always seems to fall _____ the most unsuitable women. His current girlfriend is an athlete and he is a smoker and a drinker who hates exercise.
down
at
to
for





10. She's easily taken in and will fall _____ the most ridiculous stories.
on
at
by
for