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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 77

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

1. We're not allowed near the building. We've been told we must keep _____ from it.
out
back
away
off





2. We're not allowed into the building. We've been told we must keep _____ .
under
back
away
out





3. Can you keep this crowd _____ ? They need to maintain a safe distance as we don't know how big the bomb is.
back
down
off
out





4. Make sure you keep _____ the grass. That's what the path is for.
over
out
off
up





5. You may as well say yes now as he'll keep _____ asking you until you do.
on
in
at
over





6. Could you please keep _____ the footpath and stay off the grass.
in
to
above
over





7. I'd love a lift to the station if you're sure it wouldn't be putting you _____.
off
over
out
back





8. Could you speak _____ a bit as we can't hear you at the back?
over
forward
up
out





9. The news that prices had been reduced by another 10% in the household appliances department sparked _____ a rush to get there first and snap up a bargain or two.
out
off
over
on





10. The Sales Manager was sounding _____ at the last meeting as usual. He didn't say anything of any importance or originality.
over
on
off
out