Phrasal verbs exercise 2

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Complete the following sentences using an appropriate phrasal verb.

1. Janet was depressed about not getting the job, so I said some jokes to cheer her ---------------

a) off b) on c) up

2. We are collecting money to build a home for orphans. Do you want to chip ---------------?

a) out b) in

3. I came --------------------- an old friend of mine yesterday.

a) across b) to c) down

4. She will not be able to attend the meeting. She has come -------------------- with fever.

a) off b) down c) out

5. Maria fainted when she heard the news. She came ----------------- when we sprinkled water on her face.

a) to b) off c) up

6. I don't think we can count -------------- a guide who does not speak the local language.

a) down b) on c) for

7. There are way too many items on your shopping list and I don't think we can afford to buy all of them, so I have crossed --------------- the unnecessary things.

a) off b) out c) down

8. The doctor suggested that I should cut -------------------- the amount of sugar I take.

a) on b) back c) back on d) off

9. The ten mile race really did me ---------------- I slept for 12 hours after I reached home.

a) over b) in

10. There are too many typos in this document. You have to do it ----------------

a) over b) in

Answers

1. Janet was depressed about not getting the job, so I said some jokes to cheer her up.

2. We are collecting money to build a home for orphans. Do you want to chip in? (To chip in is to contribute money.)

3. I came across an old friend of mine yesterday.

4. She will not be able to attend the meeting. She has come down with fever.

5. Maria fainted when she heard the news. She came to when we sprinkled water on her face.

6. I don't think we can count on a guide who does not speak the local language.

7. There are way too many items on your shopping list and I don't think we can afford to buy all of them, so I have crossed out the unnecessary things.

8. The doctor suggested that I should cut back on the amount of sugar I take.

9. The ten mile race really did me in. I slept for 12 hours after I reached home. (When something do you in, it makes you very tired.)

10. There are too many typos in this document. You have to do it over.

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