Phrasal verbs with take

October 14, 2012pdf

Take is used in a number of common phrasal verbs. Here is a simple exercise about phrases using the word take.

Complete the following sentences.

1. The new manager is expected to take ………………………………….. on March 15th.

a) on                      b) over                 c) down

2. He took ……………………………………. fishing on retirement.

a) to                       b) for                     c) over

3. We moved that table to another room because it was taking …………………………………… a lot of space.

a) up                      b) over                 c) to

4. The inn-keeper refused to take us ……………………………………..

a) in                       b) on                     c) over

5. She was taken ………………………………………. a French woman.

a) for                     b) to                      c) up

6. Julie takes ……………………………………… her elder sister.

a) after                 b) on                     b) up

7. The opposition asked the minister to take his statement ………………………………………….

a) back                  b) on                     c) up

8. The aircraft took …………………………………………….. on time.

a) off                     b) on                     c) down

Answers

1. The new manager is expected to take over on March 15th. (take over – assume charge)

2. He took to fishing on retirement. (take to – develop as a hobby)

3. We moved that table to another room because it was taking up a lot of space. (take up – occupy space)

4. The inn-keeper refused to take us in. (take in – receive people as guests)

5. She was taken for a French woman. (take for – suppose to be)

6. Julie takes after her elder sister. (take after – resemble)

7. The opposition asked the minister to take his statement back. (take back – withdraw a statement)

8. The aircraft took off on time.

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