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How Good Are You With Phrasal Verbs?

6 years ago
Phrasal verbs (verbs followed by a preposition) are an essential part of perfecting your English! Choose a phrasal verb to complete the following sentences:
1.    They hope to  _________ _____  a contract and sign it before the end of the week.
a) set up     b) put up     c) draw up     d) make up

2.    He's a very dependable person.  You can _________ _____ him in any circumstances.  
a) count for     b) trust in      c) stand for      d) rely on     
3.    Many husbands avoid any housework. They  manage to  _________ _____ _____ it.
       a) get safe of      b) go past on     c) stay away of     d) get out of    
4.    I'm glad you're coming to the meeting.  I  _________ _________ to meeting you. a) look ahead     b) look forward     c) see forward     d) think ahead
5.    Harry reads the newspaper every morning.  He likes to _________ _____ _____ current events.
       a)  stand up to      b) stay on to     c) keep up with     d) get up to     
6.    Tom and Bill had a meeting in order to  _________ _____ their difficulties.
       a) bash out     b) wash out     c) iron out     d) spread out      
7.    Tests will be  _________ _____ to determine the causes of the failure.        a) taken up     b) carried out     c)  looked into     d)  run on     
8.     The plans for the new theatre  _________ ______ _______ a lot of criticism.         a)  ran up to     b) faced up with     c)  came up against    d) was opposed to 
9.     Sophie wants to leave the company.  We'll have to _________ ____ a way to make her stay.         a) set up     b) turn out      c) figure out     d) stumble on      
10.     Anyone can make a mistake but George never  _________ ____  to his errors.
          a) comes on     b) owns up     c) goes forward     d) pays up