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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Phrasal Verbs

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of simple sentences.

Choose the sentences with phrasal verbs (idiomatic meaning).

Example

Choose the sentence with a phrasal verb.
The teacher called on John to speak in class.
The teacher called John on Monday.

The correct answer is "The teacher called on John to speak in class."


1.

Choose the sentence with a phrasal verb.

 

Harriet allowed her daughter to pick her dress out.

 

Harriet told her daughter to pick her dress out of the pile of clothes.

     
2.

Choose the sentence with a phrasal verb.

 

At midnight, my husband told me he was going to turn in.

 

At midnight, my husband began to turn in the bed.

     
3.

Choose the sentence with a phrasal verb.

 

Mandi had difficulty turning on the street because there were too many cars in the way.

 

Mandi had difficulty turning on the car.

     
4.

Choose the sentence with a phrasal verb.

 

Thomas ran across an old copy of Moby Dick in the bookstore.

 

Thomas ran across the street.

     
5.

Choose the sentence with a phrasal verb.

 

Please cut the coupon out of the paper.

 

Please cut that out!

     
6.

Choose the sentence with a phrasal verb.

 

Would you mind bringing up the paper?

 

Would you like to bring up the issue with the boss, or should I do it?

     
7.

Choose the sentence with a phrasal verb.

 

My children get on well with each other.

 

My children get on our bed in the morning to wake us up.

     
8.

Choose the sentence with a phrasal verb.

 

Nicola kicked her brother out of her room.

 

Nicola kicked the ball out of her room.

     
9.

Choose the sentence with a phrasal verb.

 

Cassie wanted to hand in her assignment early.

 

Cassie put her hand in the water before she got into the bathtub.

     
10.

Choose the sentence with a phrasal verb.

 

The detective looked into the murder.

 

The detective looked into the house through the window.