Phrasal verbs exercise

April 18, 2012pdf

Each sentence given below contains a phrasal verb part of which is missing. Find the missing part and complete the sentence.

1. The proofreader looked …………………………………. the document carefully.

a) over                  b) up                     c) on

2. Look …………………………………. unfamiliar words in a dictionary.

a) up                      b) on                     c) out

3. When asked why he was absent, he made ……………………………… a story about being ill.

a) over                  b) out                    c) up

4. I couldn’t make ……………………………….. anything that she said.

a) out                    b) up                     c) over

5. A crane was used to pick ……………………………….. the bus.

a) up                      b) out                    c) over

6. None of the grammar software out there can point ……………………………… all the grammar mistakes in a piece of writing.

a) out                    b) at                       c) in

7. You must put …………………………….. some money for your retirement.

a) away                                b) off                     c) out

8. We will have to put …………………………. the meeting until Wednesday.

a) off                     b) away                                c) on

9. He is in his room putting ……………………………… his shoes.

a) on                      b) off                     c) away

10. The firemen could not put …………………………….. the fire.

a) off                     b) out                    c) down

Answers

1. The proofreader looked over the document carefully.

2. Look up unfamiliar words in a dictionary.

3. When asked why he was absent he made up a story about being ill.

4. I couldn’t make out anything that she said.

5. A crane was used to pick up the bus.

6. None of the grammar software out there can point out all the grammar mistakes in a piece of writing.

7. You must put away some money for your retirement.

8. We will have to put off the meeting until Wednesday.

9. He is in his room putting on his shoes.

10. The firemen could not put out the fire.

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