Phrasal verbs with take exercise

October 3, 2013pdf

Each sentence given below contains an incomplete phrasal verb. Complete the expression by supplying a suitable preposition or adverb particle. Choose your answer from the options given in the brackets.

1. She takes ……………………….. her grandmother. (after / off / in)

2. They assaulted the watchmen and took many precious paintings ………………………. (down / away / back)

3. These shoes don’t fit. I am going to take them ……………………….. to the store. (back / away / off)

4. Don’t take him ………………….. an idiot. (for / in / off)

5. The dress was loose for me so I took it to the tailor and got it taken …………………… (in / off / down)

6. Please take your shoes ……………………….. before entering the temple. (down / off / away)

7. How are you going to meet the deadlines if you take ………………………. too many projects? (on / in / over)

8. If you love Susie why don’t you take her ………………………. on a date? (out / up / off)

9. He took ………………… farming after retirement. (up / in / on)

10. We will take this issue ………………………. when we meet next week. (up / on / over)

Answers

1. She takes after her grandmother. (= She resembles her grandmother.)

2. They assaulted the watchmen and took many precious paintings away. (To take something away is to seize it by force.)

3. These shoes don’t fit. I am going to take them back to the store.

4. Don’t take him for an idiot. (To take somebody for an idiot is to assume that he/she is an idiot.)

5. The dress was loose for me so I took it to the tailor and got it taken in. (To take a dress in is to make it smaller when sewing.)

6. Please take your shoes off before entering the temple.

7. How are you going to meet the deadlines if you take on too many projects? (To take on is to accept responsibilities/work etc.)

8. If you love Susie why don’t you take her out on a date?

9. He took up farming after retirement. (To take up is to begin as a hobby.)

10. We will take this issue up when we meet next week.(To take up an issue is to discuss it.)

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