Two-word verbs exercise

May 31, 2012pdf

The two parts of an inseparable phrasal verb cannot be separated.

Complete the following sentences.

1. Even after moving to another city, she still calls ………………………………………… her old neighbors.

a) out                    b) on                     c) off

2. It took him several weeks to fully get ……………………………………….. his illness.

a) over                  b) out                    c) off

3. You should go …………………………………………. the study materials at least twice before the exam.

a) on                      b) over                 c) down

4. He has already gone ………………………………………….. his money.

a) over                  b) through          c) out

5. It is no fun having so many children to look …………………………………………….

a) after                 b) for                     c) at

6. The police should look ……………………………………….. the conspiracy.

a) at                       b) into                   c) for

7. I ran ………………………………………….. my ex-girlfriend yesterday.

a) across              b) over                 c) at

8. He fell ……………………………………. the ladder and broke his back.

a) off                     b) out                    c) away

9. He walked down the road without looking ……………………………………. anybody.

a) at                       b) over                 c) after

Answers

1. Even after moving to another city, she still calls on her old neighbours. (Call on = visit)

2. It took him several weeks to fully get over his illness. (Get over = recover, overcome)

3. You should go over the study materials at least twice before the exam. (Go over = review)

4. He has already gone through his money. (Go through = use up)

5. It is no fun having so many children to look after. (Look after = take care of)

6. The police look into the conspiracy. (Look into = investigate)

7. I ran across my ex-girlfriend yesterday. (Run across = find by chance)

8. He fell off the ladder and broke his back.

9. He walked down the road without looking at anybody.

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