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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 76

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

1. I'm simply not going to stand _____ this sort of behaviour any longer.
out
from
by
for





2. I'm simply not going to put _____ this sort of behaviour any longer.
under with
down with
out with
up with





3. He's been sentenced to five years for embezzlement, but his wife says she going to stand _____ him.
over
down
by
out





4. Extra police are standing _____ just in case they're needed.
over
out
by
up





5. Extra police have been drafted _____ from neighbouring areas, as trouble is expected and the local force won't be able to cope on their own.
at
on
off
in





6. There's no doubt that working under pressure brings the best _____ Sarah.
up of
out of
off of
out from





7. It was a great party, but some of the guests stayed _____ a bit too long. I thought we'd never get rid of some of them.
through
forward
on
back





8. If you don't like the taste of it, just spit it _____ . There's a bin over there.
down
forward
off
out





9. Look. I'm going to spell it _____ you so that we're absolutely clear on this point. If you're late for work again, you'll be fired.
on for
over for
off to
out for





10. I had the feeling she wanted to tell me something important. I tried to get her to tell me but she just wouldn't spit it _____ .
out
forward
over
off