Phrasal verbs with bring

October 29, 2012pdf

Bring is used in a number of common phrasal verbs. Here is a list of them.

Bring something about – cause it to happen

Bring someone round – make him conscious again

Bring up – a) raise a child; b) cause something to be considered; c) vomit

Bring down – cause to be lower

Bring off – cause to be successful; succeed in an attempt

Bring on – lead to; help to produce

Bring out – cause to appear clearly

Bring somebody round to (one’s opinion) – cause or persuade him to accept it or agree with it

Bring out – publish

Bring in – introduce

Phrasal verbs with bring exercise

Complete the following sentences.

1. His dishonesty brought ……………………………….. his ruin.

a) in                       b) about               c) out

2. The government plans to bring ……………………………………….. a new legislation to eliminate corruption.

a) in                       b) round              c) about

3. Vitamin deficiency brings ……………………………………….. many ailments.

a) in                       b) on                     c) down

4. The publisher is bringing ………………………………………. a new edition of this book.

a) out                    b) on                     c) down

5. He was hit hard on the head but the doctors managed to bring him ……………………………………… after a while.

a) about               b) round              c) on

6. At last I brought him …………………………………………. to my opinion.

a) about               b) round              c) up

7. The matter was brought ………………………………………….. by a member of the council.

a) up                      b) about               c) out

Answers

1. His dishonesty brought about his ruin. (bring about – cause to happen)

2. The government plans to bring in a new legislation to eliminate corruption. (bring in – introduce)

3. Vitamin deficiency brings on many ailments. (bring on – cause)

4. The publisher is bringing out a new edition of this book. (bring out – publish)

5. He was hit hard on the head but the doctors managed to bring him round after a while. (bring round – cause somebody to regain consciousness)

6. At last I brought him round to my opinion. (bring somebody round to – persuade)

7. The matter was brought up by a member of the council. (brought up – raise for discussion)

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