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English Verb Quiz

PHRASAL VERBS 3

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Choose a phrasal verb to complete the sentences.
(Answers at the end of the page.)

  1. The meeting had to be  _______ _____  (postponed to a later date).
    • (a) set off
    •  (b) put off
    •  (c) laid off
    •  (d) set to
  2. The films begins at 8.30.  I'll ________  you  ____  at 8.15.
    • (a) pick/up
    •  (b) take/out
    •  (c) collect/up
    •  (d) run/up
  3. Tom is depressed.  He can't  ______ _____  his divorce.     
    • (a) get over
    •  (b) get past
    •  (c) go after
    •  (d) give away
  4. There is no more sugar.  Never mind, we can to  _____ _______ it!
    • (a) dispense of
    •  (b) make up
    •  (c) take off
    •  (d) do without
  5. Teachers sometimes have to  _______ _____  aggressive children.
    • (a) handle to
    •  (b) deal with
    •  (c) cope on
    •  (d) work out
  6. Alan met Eva by accident.  He _______ _____ her at the bakery.
    • (a) walked into
    •  (b) crashed into
    •  (c) bumped into
    •  (d) banged into
  7. The boss wants us to  _________ _____  the decrease in sales.
    • (a) make up
    •  (b) break down
    •  (c) add up
    •  (d) account for
  8.  If we   _______ _____  of petrol on this road, we'll be in trouble!   
    • (a) lack in
    •  (b) run out
    •  (c) stay out
    •  (d) roll out
  9. Sometimes fighting  ________ _____  among supporters at matches.
    • (a) takes off
    •  (b) starts up
    •  (c) breaks out
    •  (d) rises up
  10. There will be no press conference.  It has been ________ _____ .
    • (a) called off
    •  (b) taken back
    •  (c) put away
    •  (d) set off
----------Answers----------
  1 (b)   2 (a)   3 (a)   4 (d)   5 (b)   6 (c)   7 (d)   8 (b)   9 (c)   10 (a)  

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