Phrasal verbs exercise

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Each sentence given below contains an incomplete phrasal verb. Complete the phrasal verb and the sentence by supplying an appropriate particle or preposition.

1. I have promised to take my kids on a vacation, but I don’t know if I will be able to save ………… enough money.

2. My dad said that he was going to see …………… sending me abroad for higher studies.

3. I am going to the airport to see …………………… my sister.

4. I will see ……………….. it that she does not get the promotion.

5. Few girls manage to see their studies ………………… after they get married and have children.

6. I don’t think that he took the money. Somebody set him ……………………

7. He likes to show ……………….. his cars and gadgets.

8. Should someone shut him ……………….?

Answers

1. I have promised to take my kids on a vacation, but I don’t know if I will be able to save up enough money.

2. My dad said that he was going to see about sending me abroad for higher studies.

3. I am going to the airport to see off my sister.

4. I will see to it that she does not get the promotion.

5. Few girls manage to see their studies through after they get married and have children.

6. I don’t think that he took the money. Somebody set him up.

7. He likes to show off his cars and gadgets.

8. Should someone shut him up?

Explanations

To save up is to accumulate money.

To see about something is to consider it.

To see off somebody is to bid them goodbye at the beginning of their trip.

To see to something is to make sure that it happens.

To see through something is to finish it.

To set somebody up is to incriminate them falsely.

To show off something is to show it to everybody with a lot of pride.

To shut somebody up is to make them quiet.

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