Verb + adverb particle exercise

February 13, 2012pdf

Some verbs are followed by adverb particles. Sometimes the particle is detached from the verb and put after the object.

Complete the following sentences using appropriate adverb particles. Choose your answer from the options given in the brackets.

1. The man put his hat …………………….. (on / over)

2. They called the doctor ……………………….. (in / for)

3. He threw it ………………………… (away / over)

4. He was brought ……………………. by his uncle. (off / up)

5. You must send them …………………….. (back / on)

6. The President gave ……………………….. the prizes. (away / back)

7. He put …………………….. an air of innocence. (on / off)

8. The sailors put …………………….. the fire in the hold of the ship. (out / off)

9. He brushed ……………………… all the plans I had carefully formulated. (away / aside)

Answers

1. The man put his hat on.

2. They called the doctor in.

3. He threw it away.

4. He was brought up by his uncle.

5. You must send them back.

6. The President gave away the prizes.

7. He put on an air of innocence.

8. The sailors put out the fire in the hold of the ship.

9. He brushed aside all the plans I had carefully formulated.

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