General Writing and Grammar Help/Phrasal verbs exercise #1

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Dear Ted:

Would you please help me with the following phrasal verbs exercise?

By the way, is it "phrasal verb exercise," "phrasal verbs exercise" or "exercise on phrasal verbs?

1: He drives so quickly that I am afraid that one day he will___KNOCK DOWN____ someone crossing the street.
(a): crash down
(b): knock down
(c): turn over
(d): run across

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2: Hello. Is that 956782? Please put me__THROUGH_____ the manager.
(a): across
(b): up
(c): over
(d): through

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3: The three friends all___APPLIED____ for the same job.
(a): requested
(b): intended
(c): applied
(d): referred

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4: I donít think he will ever get__OVER_____ the shock of his father's death.
(a): over
(b): through
(c): by
(d): off

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5: The company is aiming to push__OUT_____ its share of car sales to 25% over the next two years.
(a): on
(b): up
(c): out
(d): though

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6: The child hurt himself badly when he fell __OUT OF_____ the bedroom window.
(a): out from
(b): out of
(c): down
(d): over

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7: Donít worry about trying to catch the last train home, as we can easily___PUT____ you up for the night.
(a): take
(b): set
(c): put
(d): keep

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8: I am late because my alarm clock didn't __GO OFF_____ this morning.
(a): come on
(b): ring out
(c): go off
(d): turn on

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9: He's such a naughty child' it's amazing what his mother lets him__GET_____ away with.
(a): go
(b): make
(c): do
(d): get

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10: The factory paid___OFF____ nearly a million pounds to their employees injured in the explosion.
(a): out
(b): in
(c): off
(d): back

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11: My daughter often__DROPS IN_____ to see me at least once a week.
(a): calls up
(b): drops in
(c): goes up
(d): comes on

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12: I think he is unwell; he was complaining__OF_____ a headache this morning.
(a): of
(b): at
(c): from
(d): against

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13: I saw a thief take Tom's wallet so I ran __AFTER_____ him, but I couldn't catch him.
(a): into
(b): over
(c): near
(d): after

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14: If it's raining tomorrow, we shall have to put__OFF_____ the match till Sunday.
(a): off
(b): away
(c): in
(d): on

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15: There was a big hole is the rod which __HELD UP_____ the traffic.
(a): kept down
(b): held up
(c): stood back  
(d): sent back

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16: She applied for training as a pilot, but they turned her __DOWN_____ because of her poor eyesight.
(a): up
(b): back
(c): down
(d): over

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17: These old houses are going to be _PULLED DOWN______ soon.
(a): laid out
(b): run down
(c): knocked out
(d): pulled down

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18: I can't__MAKE OUT_____ what he's doing, itís so dark down there.
(a): see through  
(b): make out
(c): look into
(d): show up

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19: Having looked the place _THROUGH______, the gang went away to make their plans.
(a): over
(b): through
(c): down
(d): out

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20: Take the number 7 bus and get__OFF_____ at Forest Road.
(a): up
(b): down
(c): off
(d): outside

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As always, many, many thanks for your valuable help.

Paolo

Answer
Dear Paolo:

By the way, is it "phrasal verb exercise," "phrasal verbs exercise" or "exercise
on phrasal verbs?

*** All three of them work.  I think it should be "exercise ABOUT" instead of "exercise "ON."

1: He drives so quickly that I am afraid that one day he will___KNOCK DOWN____
someone crossing the street.
(a): crash down
(b): knock down
(c): turn over
(d): run across

*** CORRECT
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2: Hello. Is that 956782? Please put me__THROUGH_____ the manager.
(a): across
(b): up
(c): over
(d): through

*** IT SHOULD BE "PUT ME THROUGH TO  . . "

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3: The three friends all___APPLIED____ for the same job.
(a): requested
(b): intended
(c): applied
(d): referred


*** CORRECT
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4: I donít think he will ever get__OVER_____ the shock of his father's death.
(a): over
(b): through
(c): by
(d): off

*** CORRECT
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5: The company is aiming to push__OUT_____ its share of car sales to 25% over
the next two years.
(a): on
(b): up
(c): out
(d): though
*** PUSH UP IS CORRECT
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6: The child hurt himself badly when he fell __OUT OF_____ the bedroom window.
(a): out from
(b): out of
(c): down
(d): over

*** CORRECT

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7: Donít worry about trying to catch the last train home, as we can
easily___PUT____ you up for the night.
(a): take
(b): set
(c): put
(d): keep

*** CORRECT
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8: I am late because my alarm clock didn't __GO OFF_____ this morning.
(a): come on
(b): ring out
(c): go off
(d): turn on

*** CORRECT
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9: He's such a naughty child' it's amazing what his mother lets him__GET_____
away with.
(a): go
(b): make
(c): do
(d): get

*** CORRECT
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10: The factory paid___OFF____ nearly a million pounds to their employees
injured in the explosion.
(a): out
(b): in
(c): off
(d): back
*** I WOULD CHOOSE "OUT."

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11: My daughter often__DROPS IN_____ to see me at least once a week.
(a): calls up
(b): drops in
(c): goes up
(d): comes on

*** CORRECT
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12: I think he is unwell; he was complaining__OF_____ a headache this morning.
(a): of
(b): at
(c): from
(d): against

*** CORRECT
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13: I saw a thief take Tom's wallet so I ran __AFTER_____ him, but I couldn't
catch him.
(a): into
(b): over
(c): near
(d): after

*** CORRECT
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14: If it's raining tomorrow, we shall have to put__OFF_____ the match till
Sunday.
(a): off
(b): away
(c): in
(d): on

*** CORRECT
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15: There was a big hole is the rod which __HELD UP_____ the traffic.
(a): kept down
(b): held up
(c): stood back  
(d): sent back

*** CORRECT -- YOU MEAN "ROAD" NOT "ROD"
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16: She applied for training as a pilot, but they turned her __DOWN_____ because
of her poor eyesight.
(a): up
(b): back
(c): down
(d): over

*** CORRECT
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17: These old houses are going to be _PULLED DOWN______ soon.
(a): laid out
(b): run down
(c): knocked out
(d): pulled down

*** CORRECT -- BUT, YOU CAN ALSO SAY "KNOCKED DOWN."
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18: I can't__MAKE OUT_____ what he's doing, itís so dark down there.
(a): see through  
(b): make out
(c): look into
(d): show up

*** CORRECT
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19: Having looked the place _THROUGH______, the gang went away to make their
plans.
(a): over
(b): through
(c): down
(d): out

*** THE CORRECT WORD IS "OVER."
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20: Take the number 7 bus and get__OFF_____ at Forest Road.
(a): up
(b): down
(c): off
(d): outside

*** CORRECT


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