Grammar and phrasal verbs exercise

July 26, 2013pdf

This exercise tests your understanding of grammar and phrasal verbs. Each question is followed by four suggested answers. Choose the one that will appropriately fill in the blanks.

1. Oh! That loud noise frightened me ………………………………………

a) out of wits

b) out of my wits

c) at my wits end

d) out at my wits

2. Having had ………………………………………… crops for the last two years, the government is falling short of storing space.

a) bloated

b) bumper

c) booming

d) blooming

3. Having been set ……………………………, he is now free to go wherever he likes.

a) at liberty

b) freedom

c) at freedom

d) liberty

4. If he did not come to my rescue, I …………………………….. killed by the wolves.

a) would be

b) would have been

c) will be

d) would have

5. His approach to work is so …………………………. that his colleagues do not take him seriously.

a) uninteresting

b) casual

c) low

d) common

6. Neither the players nor the trainer was in the locker room when the thief …………………………..

a) broke in

b) broke up

c) broke out

d) broke down

7. Charles asked ………………………………….. like to go to the movies with him.

a) would I

b) if I would

c) if would I

d) if I will

8. The book must be old for its cover …………………………….

a) has torn

b) is torn

c) is tore

d) had torn

Answers

1. That loud noise frightened me out of my wits.

2. Having had bumper crops for the last two years, the government is falling short of storing space.

3. Having been set at liberty, he is now free to go wherever he likes.

4. If he did not come to my rescue, I would be killed by the wolves.

5. His approach to work is so casual that his colleagues do not take him seriously.

6. Neither the players nor the trainer was in the locker room when the thief broke in.

7. Charles asked if I would like to go to the movies with him.

8. The book must be old for its cover is torn.

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