Phrasal verbs with stand

May 26, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate adverb or preposition. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

1. She was so tired that she couldn’t even stand ………………………

a) up
b) on
c) in

2. Her parents are very conservative and stand ………………………….. traditional family values.

a) on
b) for
c) up

3. Now that John has fallen ill, we should find someone else to stand ………………………… for him.

a) out
b) in
c) off

4. He wants to stand ………………………. Parliament at the next election.

a) on
b) for
c) in

5. Good friends will stand ………………………… you during both good and bad times.

a) by
b) on
c) in

6. A woman must stand …………………………. her man.

a) in
b) out
c) by

7. Mark was not the best candidate, so it stands ………………………….. no reason that he got the job.

a) for
b) to
c) up

8. The Apple iPad had many features that made it stand ………………………. from other tablet computers on the market.

a) off
b) out
c) in

9. The chairman is standing …………………………. from his position because of ill-health.

a) in
b) out
c) down

10. The bold girl stood ……………………….. to the rowdy who tried to misbehave with her and slapped him right across his face.

a) up to
b) up
c) up for

Answers

1. She was so tired that she couldn’t even stand up.
2. Her parents are very conservative and stand for traditional family values.
3. Now that John has fallen ill we should find someone else to stand in for him.
4. He wants to stand for Parliament at the next election.
5. Good friends will stand by you during both good and bad times.
6. A woman must stand by her man.
7. Marc was not the best candidate so it stands to no reason that he got the job.
8. The Apple iPad had many features that made it stand out from other tablet computers on the market.
9. The chairman is standing down from his position because of ill-health.
10. The bold girl stood up to the rowdy who tried to misbehave with her and slapped him right across his face.

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