Two-word verbs quiz

June 6, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences

1. We can’t hold ……………………………………… the meeting any further.

a) out                    b) up                     c) in

2. The three gunmen who held ………………………………… the Union Bank yesterday have been caught.

a) out                    b) up                     c) off

3. Words for repeated ideas can be left ………………………………… in the second of two coordinate clauses.

a) over                  b) out                    c) away

4. The judge look …………………………………… the papers before announcing the verdict.

a) at                       b) over                 c) for

5. Whenever I come across an unfamiliar word, I look it ………………………………

a) up                      b) out                    c) over

6. She knew she was in trouble, so she made ……………………………….. a story about getting stuck in the traffic.

a) out                    b) up                     c) off

7. Although I couldn’t make …………………………………. what he was saying, I kept nodding.

a) up                      b) out                    c) over

8. Pick ………………………………………. the correct answer from the given options.

a) out                    b) on                     c) away

9. As we drove through the city, our guide pointed …………………………………. the major tourist attractions.

a) in                       b) out                    c) off

10. I don’t want to spend this money. I will put it …………………………………

a) off                     b) away                                c) out

Answers

1. We can’t hold up the meeting any further. (Hold up = delay)

2. The three gunmen who held up the Union Bank yesterday have been caught. (Hold up = rob)

3. Words for repeated ideas can be left out in the second of two coordinate clauses. (Leave out = omit)

4. The judge looked over the papers before announcing the verdict. (Look over = examine carefully)

5. Whenever I come across an unfamiliar word, I look it up. (Look up = search in a list)

6. She knew she was in trouble, so she made up a story about getting stuck in the traffic. (Make up = invent a story or lie)

7. Although I couldn’t make out what he was saying, I kept nodding. (Make out = hear, understand)

8. Pick out the correct answer from the given options. (Pick out = choose)

9. As we drove through the city, our guide pointed out the major tourist attractions. (Point out = call attention to)

10. I don’t want to spend this money. I will put it away. (Put away = save or store)

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