Phrasal Verbs

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  • Q1

    Complete the sentences with suitable phrasal verbs.

    (i) Why don't you _____ for a cup of coffee?

    (ii) James started with a small business but _____ a millionaire.

    (iii) They are trying to _____ what has gone wrong.

    (iv) You should _____ this form with your contact details.

    (v) I couldn't _____ to sleep after that horrifying experience.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    Complete the sentences with suitable phrasal verbs.

    (i) Why don't you drop in for a cup of coffee?

    (ii) James started with a small business but ended up a millionaire.

    (iii) They are trying to figure out what has gone wrong.

    (iv) You should fill in this form with your contact details.

    (v) I couldn't get back to sleep after that horrifying experience.

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  • Q2

    Make sentences using the following phrasal verbs.

    (a) give something up

    (b) go after something

    (c) hold onto

    (d) pass out

    (e) shop around

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) He decided to give up the habit of smoking.

    (b) My sister decided to go after the little girl.

    (c) You should hold onto your scarf otherwise it will fly away in the wind.

    (d) He passed out due to working under a lot of stress.

    (e) I want to shop around a little before buying anything.

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  • Q3

    Rearrange the following to make meaningful sentences.

    (a) search/science/is/the/truth/for

    (b) truth/worth/the/discovering/is

    (c)based/faith/discovering/it/on/that/is/ the/truth/glorious/is/worth

    (d)from/attribute/human/springs/it/the/ of/the noblest/spirit

    (e) self-study/availability of time/for/check

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Science is the search for truth.

    (b) The truth is worth discovering.

    (c) It is based on the glorious faith that truth is worth discovering.

    (d) It springs from the noblest attribute of the human spirit.

    (e) Check availability of time for self-study.

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  • Q4

    Underline the phrasal verbs in the following sentences.

    (i) Melanie set out for the party early this evening.

    (ii) Edward sets apart a part of his income every month for travel.

    (iii) We are all set to leave tomorrow.

    (iv) The court has set aside the case.

    (v) Don’t take his silence for weakness.

    (vi) Jeremy has taken after his father.

    (vii) Edward ran into debts.

    (viii) She was unable to cope up with the work pressure.

    (ix) For a month, Ben put up at his friend’s place.

    (x) Donna gave in her reports to the authorities.

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    (i) Melanie set out for the party early this evening.

    (ii) Edward sets apart a part of his income every month for travel.

    (iii) We are all set to leave tomorrow.

    (iv) The court has set aside the case.

    (v) Don’t take his silence for weakness.

    (vi) Jeremy has taken after his father.

    (vii) Edward ran into debts.

    (viii) She was unable to cope up with the work pressure.

    (ix) For a month, Ben put up at his friend’s place.

    (x) Donna gave in her reports to the authorities.

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  • Q5

    Complete the passage with suitable phrasal verbs.

    (i) He ________ but nobody had seen his cat.

    (ii) The bicycle ______ when it hit the tree.

    (iii) The thief _______ last night and took the money away.

    (iv) The lady ________ while speaking of her husband.

    (v) Jeremy ______ the wedding _____ since there was a family emergency.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) He asked around but nobody had seen his cat.

    (ii) The bicycle blew up when it hit the tree.

    (iii) The thief broke in last night and took the money away.

    (iv) The lady broke down while speaking of her husband.

    (v) Jeremy called the wedding off since there was a family emergency.

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