Phrasal verbs exercise

June 12, 2014pdf

Each sentence given below contains an underlined word. You have to replace that underlined word with a phrasal verb that expresses the same idea.

An example is given below.

  • The farmer could overcome his difficulties by working hard.

The phrasal verb get around can be used instead of the verb overcome.

  • The farmer could get around his difficulties by working hard.

Exercise

1. I couldn’t understand a word of what he said.

a) make out

b) bring about

c) put by

2. The young man has planned to save some money each month.

a) turn up

b) put by

c) make out

3. The chairman invited the speaker to present his arguments.

a) called upon

b) went in for

c) called off

4. The teacher asked the boy to examine his work carefully.

a) go through

b) give in

c) make off

5. The dog looked as if it was about to attack me.

a) go for

b) go in for

c) go on with

6. Dogs seldom tolerate cats because the cats are capable of harming them.

a) go with

b) put up with

c) put by

7. The terrorists finally surrendered after fighting continuously for twenty four hours.

a) gave in

b) gave away

c) passed away

8. The Mayor distributed the prizes at the sports meet.

a) gave in

b) gave away

c) gave out

9. His irresponsible habits caused his ruin.

a) brought about

b) brought up

c) got around

10. An Ad Hoc committee has been established by the government to look into the matter.

a) set up

b) put out

c) set off

Answers

1. I couldn’t make out a word of what he said.

2. The young man has planned to put by some money each month.

3. The chairman called upon the speaker to present his arguments.

4. The teacher asked the boy to go through his work carefully.

5. The dog looked as if it was about to go for me.

6. Dogs seldom put up with cats because the cats are capable of harming them.

7. The terrorists finally gave in after fighting continuously for twenty four hours.

8. The Mayor gave away the prizes at the sports meet.

9. His irresponsible habits brought about his ruin.

10. An Ad Hoc committee has been set up by the government to look into the matter.

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