Phrasal verbs exercise 2

In each of the following sentences a word or phrase is underlined. From the given options choose the phrasal verb which can replaced the underlined part.

1. Obviously, he was disappointed at the way things had developed.

a) turned out

b) got down

c) went on

2. If they don’t pay the rent, they could be forced to leave the house.

a) put up with

b) turned out of

c) laid aside

3. They had to postpone the wedding because the bride’s mother had an accident.

a) put across

b) turn off

c) put off

4. The principal distributed the prizes.

a) gave in

b) gave off

c) gave away

5. His attitude towards women really disgusted me.

a) set me up

b) put me off

c) turned me down

6. I will not tolerate your bad behavior any longer.

a) get along with

b) give in for

c) put up with

7. We will have to build a fence if we don’t want the rabbits to appropriate our vegetables.

a) set up

b) put up

c) put in

8. He was invited to make a speech.

a) called upon

b) called out

c) called in

9. The meeting has been cancelled.

a) turned off

b) called off

c) gone off

10. I don’t enjoy cricket much.

a) put in

b) go in for

c) go for

11. The militants refused to surrender.

a) gave off

b) gave out

c) gave in

Answers

1. Obviously, he was disappointed at the way things had turned out.

2. If they don’t pay the rent, they could be turned out of the house.

3. They had to put off the wedding because the bride’s mother had an accident.

4. The principal gave away the prizes.

5. His attitude towards women really put me off.

6. I will not put up with your bad behavior any longer.

7. We will have to put up a fence if we don’t want the rabbits to appropriate our vegetables.

8. He was called upon to make a speech.

9. The meeting has been called off.

10. I don’t go in for cricket much.

11. The militants refused to give in.

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