Phrasal Verbs

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  • Q1

    Match the phrasal verbs in column A with their correct meanings given in column B.

    A

    B

    1. work out

    2. run out

    3. pass away

    4. set up

    5. get back

    a. to establish

    b. to exercise

    c. to return

    d. to finish

    e. die

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. work out - to exercise

    2. run out - to finish

    3. pass away - die

    4. set up - to establish

    5. get back - to return

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  • Q2

    Match the phrasal verbs in column A with their correct meanings given in column B.

    A

    B

    1. fall apart

    2. drop out

    3. figure out

    4. get away

    5. hand over

    a. to understand something

    b. to give something to someone

    c. to leave something without completing

    d. to break into pieces

    e. to leave or escape

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. fall apart - to break into pieces

    2. drop out - to leave something without completing

    3. figure out - to understand something

    4. get away - to leave or escape

    5. hand over - to give something to someone

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  • Q3

    Fill up the blanks with the correct phrasal verbs from the choice given within brackets.

    1. I _____ (came down, came across) these old dairies when I was cleaning the cupboard.

    2. If everyone _____ (chip in, chip up) we can complete the project by the end of this week.

    3. The children _____ (cheered up, cheered in) when I announced the results.

    4. Thomas, please _____ (clean down, clean up) you room.

    5. I will surely _____ (drop in, drop off) for tea this weekend.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. I came across these old dairies when I was cleaning the cupboard.

    2. If everyone chip in we can complete the project by the end of this week.

    3. The children cheered up when I announced the results.

    4. Thomas, please clean up you room.

    5. I will surely drop in for tea this weekend.

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  • Q4

    Fill in the blanks with the correct phrasal verbs from the choice given within brackets.

    1. The city administration _____ (pulled off, pulled down) the unauthorised buildings in the city.

    2. You have to _____ (back out, back up) your data periodically.

    3. The plane _____ (blow in, blew up) soon after it took off from the airport.

    4. Our car _____ (broke down, broke away) outside the city and it was difficult to get a mechanic.

    5. The delegates _____ (called on, called up) the President to report the breakdown of the state machinery.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. The city administration pulled down the unauthorised buildings in the city.

    2. You have to back up your data periodically.

    3. The plane blew up soon after it took off from the airport.

    4. Our car broke down outside the city and it was difficult to get a mechanic.

    5. The delegates called on the President to report the breakdown of the state machinery.

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  • Q5

    Replace the underlined words in the sentences given below with the correct phrasal verb from the choice given after each sentence.

    1. George has always despised Clara.

    a. threatened on

    b. looked down on

    2. Jane was just 5 years old when the war began.

    a. broke down

    b. broke out

    3. James and John separated three years ago.

    a. broke up

    b. broke in

    4. Robert and Susan began the journey early in the morning to avoid heavy traffic.

    a. set off

    b. set in

    5. You should explain in detail exactly how you feel.

    a. spell in

    b. spell out

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. George has always looked down on Clara.

    2. Jane was just 5 years old when the war broke out.

    3. James and John broke up three years ago.

    4. Robert and Susan set off early in the morning to avoid heavy traffic.

    5. You should spell out exactly how you feel.

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