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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 68

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

1. The business isn't doing badly. It's ticking _____ , but clearly isn't going to get any more profitable in the near future.
on
out
by
over





2. Can I top your coffee _____ for you? Actually, I haven't drunk any yet, so there's no room for any more.
up
down
out
over





3. This paintwork needs more than just touching _____ a bit. To be honest, you'd be better off just repainting the room.
off
down
up
out





4. Everyone is expecting Barcelona to walk _____ the title. It's difficult to imagine any other team winning it.
away with
out with
over with
up with





5. It will take a lot of persuasion, but I think he'll come _____ to our point of view in the end.
round
away
by
for





6. The unions are threatening to walk _____ the talks if management doesn't agree to their main demands.
up from
out of
off from
away of





7. You should always warm _____ before starting to work out at the gym.
off
over
up
out





8. I think I need a cold beer to wash these fries _____ with.
out
in
down
off





9. That pub has been accused of watering _____ its spirits. Several customers have complained about the gin not being very strong.
out
down
off
on





10. He was going to do a bungee jump, but chickened _____ at the last moment. Can't say I blame him.
over
back
out
under