Phrasal verbs exercise

September 24, 2011pdf

Fill in the blanks with appropriate adverb particles or prepositions.

1. He is only putting ———————– an act.

a) On
b) Of
c) Up

2. We chatted ————————- for over an hour.

a) Away
b) Out
c) With

3. I am sick ———————– the whole business.

a) Off
b) Of
c) At

4. Put the money ———————–, you may need it later.

a) With
b) For
c) By

5. The vicar told me I could practice ————————– the organ.

a) On
b) At
c) For

6. There is a catch ———————— it somewhere.

a) On
b) In
c) For

7. The judge let him ———————– with a caution.

a) Of
b) Off
c) Out

8. It came ————————- a lot of money.

a) At
b) To
c) For

9. The thief was condemned ————————— gaol.

a) For
b) To
c) With

10. Suddenly a bright idea dawned ————————- me.

a) On
b) Of
c) With

Answers

1. He is only putting on an act. (To put on an act is to pretend.)

2. We chatted away for over an hour. (To chat away is to chat continuously.)

3. I am sick of the whole business. (sick of = tired of)

4. Put the money by, you may need it later. (put the money by = put it in reserve)

5. The vicar told me I could practice on the organ.

6. There is a catch in it somewhere. (catch = trick)

7. The judge let him off with a caution. (To let somebody off is to free him.)

8. It came to a lot of money.

9. The thief was condemned to gaol. (= The thief was sent to gaol.)

10. Suddenly a bright idea dawned on me. (dawned on me = occurred to me)

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