Intransitive phrasal verbs exercise

April 8, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate phrasal verbs.

1. The car ……………………………….. on the way to work.

a) broke down  b) broke off        c) broke away

2. All songs in that film are ……………………………….. with youngsters.

a) catching on    b) catching up    c) catching out

3. I don’t want to ……………………………….. here ever again.

a) come back     b) come in           c) come out

4. The thieves must have ……………………………….. through the back door.

a) come in           b) come to          c) come of

5. He was hit hard on the head, but ……………………………….. again after a few minutes.

a) came off         b) came in           c) came to

6. Julie had promised to ……………………………….., but she never did.

a) come on         b) come in           c) come over

7. I absolutely like it when old friends ………………………………..

a) drop at            b) drop by           c) drop down

8. He earns just enough to ………………………………..

a) get by              b) get away        c) get off

9. Granny tried to ……………………………….., but she couldn’t do it on her own.

a) get away         b) get up              c) get in

10. I don’t want to ……………………………. to that country ever again.

a) go on                b) go back           c) go away

Answers

1. The car broke down on the way to work. (break down = stop working)

2. All songs in that film are catching on with youngsters. (catch on = become popular)

3. I don’t want to come back here ever again. (come back = return to a place)

4. The thieves must have come in through the back door. (come in = enter)

5. He was hit hard on the head but came to again after a few minutes. (come to = regain consciousness)

6. Julie had promised to come over, but she never did. (come over = visit)

7. I absolutely like it when old friends drop by. (drop by = visit without appointment)

8. He earns just enough to get by. (get by = survive)

9. Granny tried to get up, but she couldn’t do it on her own. (get up = arise)

10. I don’t want to go back to that country ever again. (go back = return to a place)

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