Phrasal verbs with come: exercise

May 28, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences. Each sentence contains an incomplete phrasal verb. From the given options, find out the adverb particle/preposition that would complete the phrasal verb.

1. After some time, they came …………………………….. blows.

a) to       b) round              c) of

2. The newspaper comes …………………………. every day.

a) out    b) around            c) down

3. Susie doesn’t want to accept this job, but I think she will eventually come …………………………. to the idea.

a) around            b) down               c) to

4. Mom really came ………………………….. on me when she discovered what I had done.

a) down               b) up                     c) around

5. You will come …………………………. with flying colors in the examination.

a) off                     b) down               c) out

6. I was wondering who she was and suddenly it came …………………………. me that we had gone to the same high school years before.

a) to                       b) off                     c) at

7. I don’t know how these things come ……………………………?

a) about               b) around            c) across

8. I came …………………………. an old friend of mine yesterday.

a) about               b) across              c) on

Answers

1. After some time, they came to blows. (come to blows = fight)

2. The newspaper comes out every day. (come out = appear)

3. Susie doesn’t want to accept this job, but I think she will eventually come around to the idea. (come around = change one’s mind)

4. Mom really came down on me when she discovered what I had done. (come down on somebody = scold them)

5. You will come off with flying colors in the examination. (come off with flying colors = perform brilliantly)

6. I was wondering who she was and suddenly it came to me that we had gone to the same high school years before. (come to someone = remember)

7. I don’t know how these things come about. (come about = happen)

8. I came across an old friend of mine yesterday. (come across = find)

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