Phrasal verbs exercise

May 22, 2013pdf

Each sentence given below contains an incomplete phrasal verb. Complete the expression by supplying a suitable adverb particle of preposition.

1. The escaped prisoner gave himself ……………………….. when he was cornered.

2. He left a letter …………………………. when he spelt his name.

3. Never put ………………………….. till tomorrow what you can do today.

4. We must learn to put ……………………………. with the rising prices.

5. He carried ……………………………. the death wishes of his father.

6. The fog passed ………………………… when the sun rose.

7. We must provide …………………………… the education of our children.

8. I am counting …………………………… his help and support. I just hope that he wouldn’t prove me wrong.

9. One must learn to cope …………………………… failure and disappointments.

10. They are looking ………………………….. a bride for their son.

Answers

1. The escaped prisoner gave himself up when he was cornered. (To give up is to surrender)

2. He left a letter out when he spelt his name. (To leave out is to omit.)

3. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. (To put off is to postpone.)

4. We must learn to put up with the rising prices. (To put up with something is to endure without opposition.)

5. He carried out the death wishes of his father. (To carry out is to accomplish or obey.)

6. The fog passed off when the sun rose. (To pass off is to disappear.)

7. We must provide for the education of our children. (To provide for someone is to supply their needs.)

8. I am counting on his help and support.

9. One must learn to cope with failure and disappointments. (Cope with = manage)

10. They are looking for a bride for their son. (Look for = search for)

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