Inseparable phrasal verbs exercise

April 21, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences.

1. He continues to call ……………………………….. his old colleagues.

a) on                      b) at                       c) in

2. It took me quite some time to get…………………………………. my breakup with Nancy.

a) over                  b) on                     c) in

3. I need to go ………………………………. the documents again before I can arrive at a decision.

a) on                      b) over                 c) in

4. He has already gone ………………………………. all his money.

a) over                  b) through          c) on

5. Jane has agreed to look …………………………… my baby when I am gone.

a) after                 b) at                       c) for

6. The officer said that he would look …………………………………. the matter.

a) into                   b) at                       c) after

7. I ran ………………………………. an old friend of mine yesterday.

a) across              b) at                       c) after

8. I ran ……………………………… Mary at the super market.

a) into                   b) after                 c) at

9. I look forward ……………………………….. hearing from you.

a) for                     b) to                      c) on

10. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw my old boss waiting ………………………………. tables.

a) on                      b) for                     c) at

Answers

1. He continues to call on his old colleagues. (call on = visit)

2. It took me quite some time to get over my breakup with Nancy. (get over = overcome, recover)

3. I need to go over the documents again before I can arrive at a decision. (go over = review)

4. He has already gone through all his money. (go through = use up)

5. Jane has agreed to look after my baby when I am gone. (look after = take care of)

6. The officer said that he would look into the matter. (look into = investigate)

7. I ran across an old friend of mine yesterday. (run across = find by chance)

8. I ran into Mary at the super market. (run into = meet)

9. I look forward to hearing from you. (look forward to = anticipate with pleasure)

10. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw my old boss waiting on tables. (wait on = serve)

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