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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 69

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

1. David is very happy as he has finally paid _____ his mortgage. He now owns his house 100% and doesn't owe a cent to the bank.
from
out
off
over





2. He was just pecking _____ his food without really eating anything. It was obvious he was depressed about something, as he loves his food.
at
down
out
up





3. I must pay all this cash _____ my account. I can't have it sitting here at home.
off
in
into
back





4. You'll pass _____ some wonderful countryside on your way to London.
under
out
through
up





5. David has been passed _____ for promotion yet again. I think this time will mean that he gives in his resignation.
out
away
under
over





6. We're going to wait and see how the situation pans _____ before we make any final decisions.
up
out
off
away





7. There were a lot of empty seats at the match. It certainly wasn't what you'd call packed _____ .
up
over
out
in





8. I do wish you'd pack _____ making all that noise. It's very distracting when I'm trying to work.
out
on
in
about





9. He's planning to whisk her _____ for a romantic weekend in Paris.
out
on
about
away





10. This exercise is supposed to burn _____ lots of fat. It should do as it's nearly killing me.
on
back
off
out