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Phrasal and Prepositional verbs present a real problem for the English learner as they are very rarely literal. In other words, it's usually impossible to guess their meaning from their constituent parts. There is no obvious reason why the phrasal verb 'to take on' means to hire, but it does. Try the exercises and see how you do. Reading is one of the best ways to learn some of these verbs as they make a lot more sense in some sort of context.

Phrasal Verbs Multiple Choice 1

Instructions: Click on the answer you think is correct..


1. Could you turn _____ the TV? The soap opera is about to start.
back
on
off
out





2. There was nothing good on TV so I turned it _____ and went to bed.
off
up
in
down





3. The TV is too loud. Can you turn it _____ a bit?
up
out
off
down





4. The TV is too quiet. Can you turn it _____ a bit?
back
off
up
over





5. I´ve been looking _____ my car keys for half an hour. Have you seen them anywhere?
up
for
after
at





6. My mother has offered to look _____ the children, so we can go to the party.
for
into
at
after





7. If you don´t know what the word means, you'll have to look it _____ in the dictionary.
for
up
out
off





8. The meeting has been put _____ to Friday as so many people have got the flu.
up
in
back
out





9. The meeting has been brought _____ to Monday due to the seriousness of the situation.
on
out
down
forward





10. The company is taking _____ new workers to meet this projected demand.
at
on
up
over